Alumni Highlight: Marie Conner
April 03, 2020
While at PNCA, Low-Residency MFA Alumni '19 Marie Conner’s artwork and research focused on disability theory, feminism, and how art can help us see, understand and connect with each other. That investigation continues to fuel her work. Conner is currently forming a nonprofit organization called the International Disability Aesthetics Institute, focusing on advocacy, education, access, and opportunities for disabled artists working in contemporary visual arts. As she was building a network of other disabled arts organizations across the world, she realized this type of organization does not exist anywhere.
Additionally Conner maintains a studio practice creating paintings, sculpture, and performance work that has been seen at: PLACE, thirdroom, and the Ford Gallery, among other venues. She has experience curating from working with the Littman + White Galleries, the PNCA Curatorial Fellowship, and through running her own art space Tethered Cord Studios. In the upcoming Lewis and Clark College Gender Symposium Conner will be facilitating a workshop titled Lookin’ for Love: Sex and Intimacy in Fat, Broken, and Non-normative Bodies with current Low-Residency MFA candidate Kelsey Hamilton Davis.
The PNCA Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies is excited to welcome Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere for a lecture on their artwork and practice Friday, January 15 at 6pm.
This event is part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Winter 2021 Lecture Series. Join us Wednesday nights in July 2020 for conversations on art and ideas.
Third Room presents Spectrum
Spectrum celebrates the works of Francis Dot and Pace Taylor
There will be a distanced opening on September 4th from 7-9pm (masks required, limited people in the gallery at one time), as well as by appointment and online thru Oct 3rd. Email Todd @ firstname.lastname@example.org for a private viewing appointment.
Join us for Ray Rogers ’ Low-Residency MFA thesis exhibition and presentation
August 25– 29
On view at Fourteen30 Contemporary, 1501 SW Market Street, Portland OR 97201, https://fourteen30.com
Open by appointment only. To make arrangements please call or text 503.236.1430 or email email@example.com
Join us for Melissa Gueiros’ Low-Residency MFA thesis exhibition and presentation
Rhythms of Grace
August 11 – August 15
On view at Fourteen30 Contemporary
1501 SW Market Street, Portland OR 97201
Open by appointment only. To make arrangements please call or text 503.236.1430 or email