Graduate Alumni


Alisha Anderson

Alisha Anderson was born and raised in northern California. She received a B.F.A. from Brigham Young University, a M.S. in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah, where she was awarded The Floyd O’Neil Fellowship in Western American Studies and her MFA at the University of New Mexico. She was a Bears Ears Artist in Residence through Utah Diné Bikéyah, and a Spiritual Ecology Fellow through the Kalliopeia Foundation. Her work focuses on the confluence of identity and Earth, in an attempt to question (and reposition) how humans fit in this world.

Alexandria Zuniga de Dóchas

Alexandria Zuniga de Dóchas (p/k/a Alek de Dóchas)(b. 1995) is a trans-femme latinx creative worker and interdisciplinary artist whose practice responds to imperial and colonial violence on the earth and its inhabitants through a wide range of media including performance, film, installation, and illustration. A large body of work surrounds Zuniga de Dóchas’s alter ego and drag persona, the Dryad, and their existential journey as a queer embodiment of the Earth during the late stages of capitalism. Through the means and material available to them, Zuniga de Dóchas hopes to cultivate a sense of solidarity and kinship across different forms and walks of life, and to challenge Eurocentric notions of social, political, and economic value.

Zuniga de Dóchas attended Pacific Northwest College of Art (Oregon) and Boise State University (Idaho), graduating with a BFA in Visual Art at the latter institute in the Spring of 2018, and with their MFA in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico’s Art & Ecology program in 2022. Their work has been exhibited and published nationally from coast to coast as well as internationally–notably being included in the 2022 Venice Biennale–and they have performed in internationally-exhibited and award-winning films.


Dylan Mclaughlin

Dylan McLaughlin is a video artist working to deconstruct and make transparent the tensions in relationship to technology and how perceptions are translated to ecology of place. In his multi-media installation, interactive, and performative works, he looks to engage the poetics and politics of landscape formation and human affect. McLaughlin creates works that respond to place, using materials that speak from landscapes, incorporating technology that activates or provides a container from which to experience.

Michael Segura

I work in my home town of San Bernardino with a movement called San Bernardino Generation Now. I have a BA in Graphic Design from California State University of San Bernardino and MFA from the University of New Mexico. I support local and teach local to inspire others to reach for greater heights.


Ragini Bhow

Ragini Bhow (b.1991) lives and works in New York and is from Bangalore, India. She works between painting and sculpture. She received her MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2020 and her BFA from the University of Minnesota in 2013. She has had solo presentations of her work at Rubber Factory (New York City), 1415 Gallery (Albuquerque), VITRINE (Albuquerque), 1.ShanthiRoad (Bangalore, India). Her work has participated in group exhibitions at Island (New York City), Future Fair (New York City), Gallery (Albany, NY), Tamarind Institute (Albuquerque), Kleine-Humboldt Galerie (Berlin), Galerie Mirchandani & Steinruecke (Mumbai, India), UNM Art Museum (Albuquerque), Gallery SKE (Bangalore, India), Kunstpavillon im Alten Botanischen (Munich).

Kristen Geary

Kristen Geary uses drawing, installation, text, and performance to explore relationships within systems of neocolonial exchange. Her most recent work addresses the journeys of tropical fruit imported to the United States: pineapple as reckoning, longing, and language.

nicholas b. jacobsen

nicholas b jacobsen is a seventh-generation Utah-Mormon, European-U.S. American raised in the traditional Nuwu (Southern Paiute) homelands. They use self-critique to learn about and unlearn Whiteness, settler-colonialism, and human exceptionalism. By altering objects and imagery from their U.S., Mormon, and desert upbringing they highlight aspects of these histories and mythistries that are often left between the lines in U.S. American myths of innocence and supremacy. They received an MFA in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico in 2020 and a BFA in ceramics/sculpture from Southern Utah University. jacobsen has received several awards including: Juror’s Prize at Distant Ceramics, and Omaha’s “Best Emerging Artist,” “Best New Media Artist,” and one of “Five Artists to Watch.” Their works have been exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. and internationally. They’ve been published in The Mobile Library, The Alibi, Omaha World Herald, and Things Organized Neatly. Hear from nicholas on the podcasts “A Guide to Art, Activism, and Culture” and “Erratic Conversations.”

Jessiza Zeglin

Jessica Zeglin’s artwork uses sound, drawing, textiles and installation to engage skills of listening and empathy for ourselves and our human and other-than-human kin. Her current research involves comparative acoustic ecology studies of grasslands, seeking to redistribute these sounds in places where they have been lost. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and MFA at UNM in Art and Ecology.

Erin Gould

Erin Louise Gould is a multimedia artist and educator working between sculpture, video, printmaking, and performance to investigate relations between human bodies and more-than-human bodies/ corporeal presence and tangible absence/ capitalist ideologies and quotidian manifestations of white supremacy. Much of their work investigates vegetal intelligence and autonomy, creating artwork that encourages others to form relationships with specific plant-beings. Gould currently works and resides on the occupied Tewa lands known as Albuquerque, New Mexico, received their MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2020, and likes to think that the plants in Oregon, Colorado, and New Mexico have been just as formative as their academic education. Living with a chronic and painful autoimmune disease and surviving a decade-long eating disorder fed Gould’s interest in how we perceive and live inside our bodies and how our bodies sometimes seem to live without us.


Viola Arduini

Viola is an Italian artist currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her work, she investigates the relationships formed by humans, animals, and technology. She graduated in Documentary Photography (MA) from University of South Wales (UK) in 2015 and she received her MFA in Art & Ecology at the University of New Mexico in 2019.


Kaitlin Bryson

Kaitlin Bryson is a queer, ecological/bio artist concerned with environmental and social justice and primarily works with fungi as collaborators, materials, and metaphors. Her art practice is research-based and most often collaborative, highlighting the potency of working together to realize change and justice. In 2019, Bryson co-founded The Submergence Collective, an environmental arts collective focused on projects that imagine more collaborative, creative, hopeful, and ecologically connected futures for our human species and rest of the living world.

Bryson received an MFA in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico and works as a practicing artist, land-steward, and radical educator. Bryson has received support from the Lannan and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation(s) to create ecologically remediative artworks nationally and internationally. She is a recipient of the 2022 Future Art Award: Ecosystem X from Mozaik Philanthropy, a 2022 Fulcrum Fund from 516 Arts, and has exhibited throughout the Unites States, Europe, Mexico, Ireland, and Nepal as well as in notable festivals such as Ars Electronica (AT) and Politics of the Machine (DE). Her artwork and activism have been featured in books such as, “In Search of Mycotopia: Citizen Science, Fungi Fanatics, and the Untapped Potential of Mushrooms”, by Doug Bierend and The New Farmer’s Almanac “The Grand Land Plan” and will be included in the November 2022 Edition of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture.

Hollis Moore

Hollis is an artist and educator currently living in Albuquerque, NM. She investigates environmental issues related to water scarcity with performative field research, printmaking, and installation. Moore begins each project by facing a tenuous perception on an ecological system and progresses as she unfolds her knowledge about that place. Her deformation of knowledge results in materialization of artwork. She brings process to the forefront: knowledge as process, land as process, and making as process. What materializes is reciprocity with the land. Moore has participated in artist residencies with Women’s Studio Workshop, Land Arts of the American West, LEAP, and Signal Fire Arts. Her work has been included in Emergency Index Performance Publication and in shows at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Tamarind Institute, and Texas A & M University Islander Gallery. She earned her MLA at UNM 2021, her MFA from UNM in 2018, and her BA from Colorado College in 2013.


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Undergraduate Alumni

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