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Sarah Winston

Photographer Sara J. Winston to Speak as Part of Communitas Series in Caine College of the Arts

Sara J. Winston, an artist based in Hudson Valley, New York, and the photography program coordinator at Bard College. In her lecture, Winston will discuss how she uses photographs and bookmaking to address chronic illness and its impact on her body, mind, family and memory.

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One of the guerilla girls

Hook Them With Humor

Established in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are anonymous artist activists who, according to their mission statement, “use disruptive headlines, outrageous visuals and killer statistics to expose gender and ethnic bias and corruption in art, film, politics and pop culture.”

Each member claims anonymity and goes by a pseudonym of a dead female artist. The group believes in “an intersectional feminism that fights for human rights for all people.”

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Statue of two people titled Hijo Mio/My Son

Jonathan Christensen Caballero lets the work speak for itself

Jonathan Christensen Caballero’s figurative sculptures stand as tall as living people and bring Latin American workers into view. In The Queue, the Lawrence, Kansas–based artist shares some of the artists featured in his new curatorial project and why and how he works big.

Crafted from life-cast molds, Jonathan Christensen Caballero’s sculptures incorporate labor implements, ceremonial dress, and gold luster to depict the labor, lives, joys, and struggles of Latin American workers in the United States.

two people hugging

USU Photography Professor Fazilat Soukhakian Named to Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 50

Fazila Soukhakian, associate professor of photography in the Department of Art + Design in the Caine College of the Arts, has been named to the 2022 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50.

Soukhakian started the Queer in Utah project in 2019. The project aims to help normalize the LGBTQ+ community in the conservative setting of Utah by portraying these couples in affectionate poses in a local outdoor setting, similar to the dominant imagery found framed in the households of heterosexual couples. You can read the extended article on USU Today or view the news article on KSL.

interior architecture design students

USU Interior Architecture & Design is currently ranked 8th in the top 20 Interior Design Schools

A career in interior design can be a fruitful one. Fulfilling those goals, however, will mean getting an education that can make that happen. Among the many considerations that should be considered when choosing a school for interior design, two are among the most important. One of those factors, tuition, is essentially universal for nearly everyone. Another important factor is the graduation rate because accomplishing those goals begins with finishing your degree. You can learn more at