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Each year Land Arts students participate in collaborative field-based projects with visit6ing artists and community organizations. The students organize public exhibitions and performances of student works, field documents, and collaborative projects. Faculty and alumni conduct field-based research and projects throughout the bioregion and with international partners.

Land Arts of the American West
Hole to China collaborative project with artist Lucy Raven, Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Wendover, UT. 2009

2017
2017 Field Program Highlights
Out Into the Field // 2017 LAAW artists
Borderlands Restoration // Patagonia, AZ
SFAI140 // Santa Fe Art Institute, Sante Fe, NM
Land Arts of the American West Exhibition 2017 // John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Video, Performance, Time-Based Projects // 2017 LAAW Artist
Digicult Journal // Viola Arduini
Broken Ground: New Directions in Land Art // Tallahassee, FL
Land Arts of the American West 2017 Catalog

2016
2016 Field Program Highlights
Out Into the Field // 2016 LAAW Artists
Video, Performance, Time-Based Projects // 2016 LAAW artists
SFAI140 // Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
ReView // El Museo de Cultural Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Land Arts of the American West Exhibition 2016 // John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Tributaries // Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
Stories Out/In Place // CFA Downtown / Albuquerque, NM
Ucross: A Portrait in Place // Lannan Foundation Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
The Ecozoic Era: plant|seed|soil // New Mexico State Capital Building, Santa Fe, NM
Ucross: A Portrait in Place // Yale University, New Haven, CT

2015
2015 Land Arts of the American West - Field Program Highlights
Land Arts of the American West Exhibition 2015 // John Sommers Gallery / Albuquerque, NM
Extractive Industry // Four Corners Region / Diné Bikéyah
Gila Olla // with artist Orien MacDonald and river ecologist Carol Fugagli / Gila Wilderness, NM
Walking the Solar System // with artist John Reid // Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM
Lannan Reading Room Dedication // UNM Art Building // Albuquerque, NM
Ucross: A Portrait in Place // Ucross, Wyoming

2014
2014 Land Arts of the American West - Field Program Highlights
Land Arts of the American West Exhibition 2014 // John Sommers Gallery / Albuquerque, NM
Valle de Oro Wildlife National Wildlife Refuge // Albuquerque, NM
Boundless Horizons // Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University // Fort Collins, CO
Visual March to Prespes - Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art // Thessaloniki, Greece
Watershed Bounding // Open Space Visitor's Center // Albuquerque, NM

2013
2013 Land Arts of the American West - Field Program Highlights
SeedBroadcast // Fodder Project Collaborative Reserach Farm / Anton Chico, NM and Pojoaque, NM
Buena Vista Archive // Barrio Buena Vista and Centro Artistico y Cultural / El Paso, TX
Land Arts of the American West Exhibition 2013 // John Sommers Gallery / Albuquerque, NM
Buena Vista: Continuing Collaborations // Centro Artistico y Cultural / El Paso, TX
Vast Horizons: shared raisins // Australia National University / Canberra, Australia
Boundless Horizons // Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College / Oceanside, California

2012
2012 Land Arts of the American West - Field Program Highlights
Utopian Wendover/s with artist Nils Norman // CLUI / Wendover, UT
Cement Lake Collaboratives with artist Chrissie Orr, Barrio Buena Vista and Centro Artistico y Cultural // El Paso, TX
Roden Crater Investigation, // Roden Crater / San Francisco Volcanic Field, AZ
Visual March to Prespes - Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art // Thessaloniki, Greece
Ephemerality in the Public Landscape with artist Buster Simpson // University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Connecting Liminal Nowhere : Land Arts of the American West 2012 - Center for Contemporary Arts // Santa Fe, NM

2011
2011 Land Arts of the American West - Field Program Highlights
Clean Livin' Collaborative with artists Steve Badgett and Matt Lynch of Simparch // CLUI / Wendover, UT
Bus Stop Shelter and Dia de los Muertos with Barrio Buena Vista and Centro Artistico y Cultural // El Paso, TX
Malpais Habitation Project // Armijo Canyon, NM
Vermiculture Habitation at Arcosanti // Cordes Junction, AZ
SCA Contemporary Art // Albuquerque, NM

2010
FoodShed : Nomadic Foraging // Northern New Mexico
Community Presentations and Bridge To Nowhere Sign with Barrio Buena Vista and Centro Artistico y Cultural // El Paso, TX
Clean Livin' Watershed Collaborative with artist Steve Badgett of Simparch // CLUI / Wendover, UT
SCA Contemporary Art // Albuquerque, NM

2009
2009 Land Arts of the American West - Field Program Highlights
Mural Project with Barrio Buena Vista // El Paso, TX
Hole to China with artist Lucy Raven // CLUI / Wendover, UT
Transect Collaborative with artist Catherine Harris // Cebolla Canyon, NM
John Sommers Gallery // Albuquerque, NM
Dispersal/Return Exhibition - University of New Mexico Art Museum // Albuquerque, NM
Land Arts of the American West Book by Bill Gilbert and Chris Taylor

2007
Albuquerque Contemporary Art Center // Albuquerque, NM

2006
Projecting ARTL!ES into the Void, Cabinetlandia // Deming, NM
John Sommers Gallery // Albuquerque, NM
Creative Research Lab // Austin ,TX
LandMinds - Center for Contemporary Art // Santa Fe, NM

2005
John Sommers Gallery // Albuquerque, NM
Plan B Gallery // Austin, TX
Anaya Spring Project with Permaculturalist Joel Glanzberg // Anaya Spring, NM

2004
John Sommers Gallery // Albuquerque, NM
Creative Research Lab // Austin, TX
straight line/playa roll - Art Basel // Miami, FL

2003
John Sommers Gallery // Albuquerque, NM
Creative Research Lab // Austin, TX

2002
John Sommers Gallery // Albuquerque, NM
Creative Research Lab // Austin, TX

2000
Helix Gallery // Santa Fe, NM