"Lac qui Parle" by Signe Stuart
Signe Stuart, “Lac qui Parle”, Acrylic, white conté on mulberry paper, 1985-86; South Dakota Art Museum Collection, 2015.13; Ada B. Erwin Fund Purchase © Signe Stuart
The Stuart Artist-in-Residence program is funded through a donation from Joe and Signe Stuart, who worked and taught in Brookings for several decades. Signe Stuart was a professor of art at SDSU from 1972 to 1994 and Joe Stuart served as director and curator at the South Dakota Art Museum. Together they initiated the development of an artist-in-residence program on campus to enrich our community and create opportunities for artists, students and faculty.
Each fall, a national or international artist is invited to make art on campus for one month, interacting with us through lecture, critique, open studio hours and an open studio event at the end of the residency. The Ritz Gallery serves as the artist’s studio. This program is an experimental way for students to learn from the artist and observe how their work develops.
Stuart AiR alumni:
2021: Duy Hoàng
2020: Lori Larusso
2019: Jessica Campbell
2018: Neal Rock
2017: Mayumi Amada
2016: Izel Vargas
2015: Paige Mostowy