Cannupa Hanska Luger: Future Ancestral Technologies

August 17 – October 12, 2018 | JOHN A. DAY GALLERY

Artist talk: October 11, 2018, 2pm | wARREN M. LEE CENTER FOR THE FINE ARTS RM. 172

closing reception: October 11, 2018, 5-7pm


The University Art Galleries are pleased to present Cannupa Hanska Luger: Future Ancestral Technologies, an installation by New Mexico-based, multi-disciplinary artist, Cannupa Hanska Luger.  Luger was the recipient of the 2018 Northern Plains Indian Artist Residency (NPIAR) at the University of South Dakota.

Cannupa Hanska Luger was raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he is of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent. Using social collaboration and in response to timely and site-specific issues, Luger produces multi-pronged projects that take many forms. Through monumental installations that incorporate ceramics, video, sound, fiber, steel, and cut-paper, Luger interweaves performance and political action to communicate stories about 21st century Indigeneity. This work provokes diverse publics to engage with Indigenous peoples and values apart from the lens of colonial social structuring and oftentimes presents a call to action to protect land from capitalist exploits. He combines critical cultural analysis with dedication and respect for the diverse materials, environments, and communities he engages. His work has been exhibited internationally in such places as the Autry Museum of the American West; the National Center for Civil and Human Rights; and Art Mûr Montreal.

Gregory Euclide Artist Talk & Pop-Up Exhibition

artist talk: October 18, 2pm, Warren m. Lee center for the fine arts room 172

THESIS POP-UP EXHIBITION: October 18,2018 - November 1, 2018 | Gallery 110


Gregory Euclide is an artist and teacher living in the Minnesota River Valley. His work has been featured in The Nature of Nature at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2014-2015), Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape at MASS MoCA (2008-2009), Otherworldly at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York (2011), Small Worlds at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio (2011), and was presented as a solo exhibition Nature Out There, at the Nevada Museum of Art (2012). Euclide’s work has been reviewed and featured in publications such as: Art News, Sculpture Magazine, Art Ltd Magazine, Hi Fructose Magazine and Juxtapoz Magazine. His work is also featured on the 2012 Grammy Award winning album covers of the musical group Bon Iver and on the cover of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern #43. Euclide was awarded three Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants through the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Jerome Foundation Residency through the Blacklock Nature Sanctuary. In addition, he was a recipient of the 2011-12 Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists and the 2015-2016 Mcknight Fellowship for Visual Artists. Euclide received his MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

There will be a pop-up exhibition in Gallery 110 of Euclide’s work for his Thesis project in coordination with his visit to USD. Thesis is an on-going project created by Euclide and graphic designer and programmer Gabor Kerekes. Thesis brings together different musicians from various genres and facilitates their collaboration on a 10″ record. Accompanying the records, each jacket and sleeve are designed, laser cut and laser etched by Euclide. The artist also creates pigment prints in response to each project.


October 19 – November 16, 2018 | jOHN DAY GALLERY | Closing Reception: Friday, November 16th, 2018, 5-7 pm

Faculty Exhibition: 2018 celebrates the creative work of the Fine Arts faculty at the University of South Dakota. 

BFA Reviews

November 20, 2018

BFA Graduating Exhibition #1

November 26 – November 30, 2018 | joHN A. DaY gALLERY

BFA Graduating Exhibition #2

December 3 – December 7, 2018 | joHN A. DaY gALLERY 

Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez:Palimpsests

December 14, 2018 – January 17, 2019  | joHN A. DaY gALLERY | Closing Reception: January 17, 2019, 5-7 pm


Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez is a Colombian contemporary artist who is currently based out of Lincoln, Nebraska. Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez holds a Masters degree from New York University; a BFA from Otis Art Institute and undergraduate studies from La Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. Having grown up in Colombia and having migrated to the US as an adult, Friedemann-Sánchez makes work in two languages about the curious and intense experience of physically having migrated, yet having a piece of herself rooted in Colombia. Friedemann-Sánchez’s recent solo exhibitions have included: Steinbaum Gallery, Miami; Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York; Frost Museum, Miami; Galeria Diners, Bogotá; Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York; Sheldon Memorial Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panamá.


33nd Annual Stilwell Student Awards Exhibition

January 25 – February 24, 2019 | Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: January 25, 2019

MFA Reviews

February 26, 2019 

(Un)Told Stories | Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference Exhibition 

March 7 – March 15, 2019

In partnership with the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Research Conference, the University Art Galleries seeks submissions of artwork for a juried exhibition held in conjunction with the WGSS biennial conference.


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Bruce Conner: A Limitless Circle

March 17, 2019 – April 5th, 2019

The University Art Galleries are proud to present Bruce Conner: A Limitless Circle, an exhibition of lithographs by Bruce Conner (1933–2008). Bruce Conner was a pioneer in experimental film, collage, photography, conceptual works, and paintings. He challenged the limitations of medium, genre, and style, constantly breaking new ground. Bruce Conner: A Limitless Circle was organized in honor of a recent gift from the Conner Family Trust of twenty-one lithographs to the University Art Galleries permanent collection.

MFA Thesis Exhibition #1

April 8 – April 12, 2019