Cybercy Artist Talks

Artist Talks: Finishing School, Signe Pierce, Alli Coates

Thursday, May 4 @ GOCA 121 (downtown)

Doors @ 6:30 pm / Lecture begins @ 7 pm
Free! Limited seats, please register for a spot HERE

Artists of the Finishing School collective, Signe Pierce, and Alli Coates will talk about their art practice and works featured in the exhibition Cybercy: Exploring the Post-Internet Human Matrix. The evening will also include a conversation with GOCA director Daisy McGowan and exhibition curator Caitlin Goebel. 

These talks are part of the Cybercy exhibition and the UCCS Visiting Artists and Critics Series, which fosters understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through dialogue and critical conversations. Artists and scholars of national significance present public lectures and meet with UCCS undergraduate students in classes and workshop settings. The Visiting Artists and Critics Series is a collaborative program of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art and the UCCS Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Established in 2001, Finishing School is a socially engaged artist collective that playfully explores an expansive range of subject and media territories at the many intersections of art, play, power, politics, praxis, participation, and the everyday. The collective has five members who represent a broad range of skills and research interests. The collective has five members who represent a broad range of skills and research interests: Nadia Afghani, Matt Fisher, Ed Giardina, Jason Plapp and Jean Robison. Finishing School produces interdisciplinary actions, installations, workshops, design, publications, film, studio art, performance and new media.

Signe Pierce is based in New York and Los Angeles. A self-dubbed reality-artist, Pierce works across performance, photography, video art, GIFs, and web-based art, investigating gender, identity, sexuality, and the perception of reality within a digital society. Pierce received her BFA from School of Visual Arts, New York. 

Alli Coates is a multimedia artist based in New York City and Los Angeles. She has been dubbed a "Creative Ninja" due to her flexibility across media: photography, video art, print design, window installations, web design, and art direction. Alli grew up in Manassas, VA, graduated with a BFA from George Mason University in Washington DC. Her photography and design work has appeared in Vogue, W, Dazed and Confused, VICE Magazine, GQ, New York Magazine, Complex, and ELLE.


doors open 6:30p / talks start at 7p