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Stuart Artist-in-Residence

"Lac qui Parle" by Signe Stuart

Artwork by Signe Stuart "Lac qui Parle"

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

Duy Hoàng open studio event
Lori Larussso artwork
Mayumi Amada artwork in Ritz Gallery
Jessica Campbell artwork in Ritz Gallery
Izel Vargas open studio event
Artwork by Jessica Campbell
artwork by Neal Rock in Ritz Gallery
artwork by Lori Larusso
Ritz Gallery exhibit by Paige Mostowy