Tuesday, April 19, 7 pm | Centennial Hall Auditorium (adjacent to GOCA 1420 campus gallery)

Cannupa Hanska Luger will give a public lecture on his art and practice - registration is requested - CLICK HERE  

Cannupa Hanska Luger's socially conscious, ceramic-centric and multidisciplinary work tells provocative stories of complex Indigenous identities that hybridize his identity as an American Indian in tandem with global issues. His work has been called "an expertly executed consideration of Native identit(y)" by THE Magazine, and Western Art Collector Magazine wrote that Luger "gives a modern look at ideas of colonization, adaptability and survival as major components to the development of culture."  

Born in North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation, in a small town known as Fort Yates, Cannupa Hanska Luger comes from Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent. He currently maintains a studio practice in New Mexico and exhibits works at an impressive trajectory of gallery and museums worldwide. Luger was the 2015 Rasmuson Foundation Artist in Residence and the recipient of the 2015 NCECA Multicultural Fellowship Award. Luger graduated with honors from The Institute of American Indian Arts in 2011 with a BFA focusing in studio ceramics. He has been exhibited at Blue Rain Gallery Santa Fe, NM; Museum of Northern Arizona Flagstaff AZ; Navy Pier Chicago, IL; University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK; Duhesa Gallery CSU Fort Collins, CO; La Bienalle di Venezia Verona, Italy and Art Mur Montreal, Quebec, among others. Luger is also in the permanent collections of The North America Native Museum Zürich, Switzerland; The Denver Art Museum Denver, CO; The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Santa Fe, NM; and The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Norman, OK. Learn more about the artist: http://www.cannupahanska.com

Luger's lecture is part of the 2016 UCCS Visiting Artists & Critics Series, which aims to foster understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through dialogue and critical conversations. Artists and scholars of national significance are invited to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus to present public lectures and meet with UCCS undergraduate students in classes and workshop settings. The Visiting Artists & Critics Series is a collaborative program of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA), UCCS Visual Arts and Art History (VAPA). 

Image caption:  Cannupa Hanska Luger, Leave Me A Home, ceramic, steel, felt, afghan, 2015.


7 pm