Laumeier is pleased to introduce the Visiting Artist Series, which provides opportunities for local artists to engage with the community through workshops, events and discussions. Selected artists are invited to design activities for Free Family Days, lead Makers Night workshops and host Conversation Series events.

 Addoley Dzegede,  Ohio Bell  detail, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

Addoley Dzegede, Ohio Bell detail, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

Addoley Dzegede / April–June 2018

Addoley Dzegede is a Ghanaian-American interdisciplinary artist based in St. Louis. Through a combination of words and images, she investigates notions of belonging, home, migration, location and hybrid identities. Dzegede’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Africa, and she has held residencies in Finland, Portugal, Iceland, St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as an apprenticeship in Philadelphia. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and was awarded a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where she completed her MFA in Visual Art. Recent museum and gallery exhibitions and screenings include Kansas City; Spain; Milan, Italy; St. Louis; Moscow, Russia; Philadelphia; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Recent awards include the 2018 Great Rivers Biennial award; the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition; a St. Louis Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant; and a Creative Stimulus Award from CriticalMass for the Visual Arts.

 José Guadalupe Garza,  Beyond the Sea , 2016. Courtesy the artist.

José Guadalupe Garza, Beyond the Sea, 2016. Courtesy the artist.

José Guadalupe Garza / July–September 2018

José Guadalupe Garza is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and curator who most recently exhibited work at the 2017 Biennale of Spazio Pubblico in Rome. He earned his BFA in Drawing from the University of Florida and his MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently the Museum Educator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.