12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now

Southwest Contemporary, Santa Fe / United States

May 27–June 25, 2022
May 11, 2022
Opening party: May 27, 5–8pm

Southwest Contemporary
Santa Fe, New Mexico
United States

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Southwest Contemporary announces the 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now 2022, a juried editorial feature and group exhibition featuring contemporary artists residing throughout New Mexico.

Now in its fourth year, Southwest Contemporary’s 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now project issues an annual statewide open call to artists to submit their work for consideration for what has become a popular and well-regarded presentation of the most exceptional talent and compelling contemporary artwork being made throughout the state.

This year’s call—which received more than 500 submissions from artists of all backgrounds working in myriad styles and media—was juried by Louis Grachos, executive director of SITE Santa Fe, and Marisa Sage, director and head curator of the New Mexico State University Art Museum in Las Cruces.

The 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now 2022 are:
Adrian Aguirre (Las Cruces, New Mexico) 
Morgan Barnard (Santa Fe, New Mexico) 
Amelia Bauer (Santa Fe, New Mexico) 
Nina Elder (Datil, New Mexico)
Welly Fletcher (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Eric J. Garcia (Roswell, New Mexico)
Terran Last Gun (Piikani)(Santa Fe, New Mexico) 
Caroline Liu (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Lucy Maki (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Tigre Mashaal-Lively (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Jen Pack (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Mikayla Patton (Oglala Lakota)(Roswell, New Mexico)

Each of the twelve artists will be featured in the New Mexico Field Guide, a guide to arts and culture freely available at more than 180 distribution locations statewide and online published on May 27, 2022. They will also be featured in an exhibition sponsored and hosted by Pie Projects gallery in Santa Fe, May 27–June 25, 2022. The opening party on Friday, May 27, 5–8pm, will also serve as a launch party for the 2022 New Mexico Field Guide.

Southwest Contemporary is an art media business headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico. SWC produces curated, critical content about contemporary arts and culture across the Southwest and supports a thriving art community by providing information and resources and producing events, exhibitions, and workshops. SWC publishes the biannual art magazine Southwest Contemporary, the annual New Mexico Field Guide, and weekly arts journalism online at southwestcontemporary.com.