NEW! VISITING ARTIST SERIES
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.
Andrea Coates / October-December Visiting Artist
Andrea Coates has over ten year of experience in graphic design and visual arts while also working with nonprofits. She has worked with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Island Press at Washington University in St. Louis and earned two mid-America EMMY nominations for her illustration work in documentaries originally aired on the Nine Network of Public Media and PBS.
Her practice incorporates collage, photography, digital photomontage, animation, video and sound. Recent works have been featured in national publications and exhibitions, including LBIF’s National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, 2016 and 2017, juried by Carter E. Foster, Curator of Drawing and Jane Panetta, Associate Curator of Drawing, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, a Bachelor of Art in Art Studio and a Bachelor of Art in Integrated Strategic Communication from the University of Kentucky.
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.
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.