Texas Tech University

Fall 2022 Speakers

Race & Social Justice in the Visual Arts Series

KELLY BELTER: Diversity and Representation in Illustration
Friday, September 23rd
View the recording of the presentation here.

Kelly BelterKelly Belter is an illustrator and printmaker who lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. As an illustrator, she has worked for clients such as The Believer (McSweeney's), Stripe, and Taproot Magazine. She has also worked with local institutions such as Jeju City and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Her work was featured in the Society of Illustrators' annual book and exhibition in 2021, and she was the recipient of the Print Austin Award in 2020. Additionally, platforms such as National Geographic, Neocha, and Urban Outfitters have covered her work throughout the years.

Art and Ecology Lecture Series

Monday, October 24, 2022 at 12:00-1:00 PM
Zoom Webinar - Register for Link Here

Leah BeefermanLeah Beeferman will give an artist's talk centered around A Warm Cold, her new exhibition* at CO-OPt Research + Projects (4202 Boston Ave. Lubbock). The show brings together work made in the Arctic (Finland) and the desert (Utah and Arizona) with reflections on the frigid empty space of the universe (just warmer than absolute zero, where molecular motion stops). Climates, landscapes, and their details: what does it mean to measure? 

Leah Beeferman has had solo exhibitions at Rawson Projects, New York; Arcade on Stadium, Utah; and Sorbus, Helsinki. Recent two-person or group exhibitions include Helsinki Art Museum, Finland; Fiskars Village Biennial, Finland; Sirius Arts Centre, Ireland; SOLU, Helsinki; The Anderson, Richmond. Beeferman has participated in many residencies, including LMCC Workspace, New York; The Arctic Circle, Svalbard; Tiputini Biodiversity Research Station, Ecuador; ArsBioarctica, Finland; Mustarinda, Finland; Digital Painting Atelier, OCAD, Toronto; and Sirius, Ireland. Her work has been discussed in publications including BOMB, Objektiv, Temporary Art Review, Art in Print, Taupe Magazine, and ArtPulse. In 2016 she published an artist book, Triple Point, with Lodret Vandret Copenhagen. She received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (2010) and a BA from Brown University (2004) and was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Grant to Finland (2016-17). Beeferman is now based in Providence, where is an Assistant Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.

*Note: the exhibition will also include a screening, mid-November, of Beeferman's video “RAIN FOREST” (2019-22), filmed in the Ecuadorian Amazon.


Other Presentations

Student Summer Research Presentations
Thursday, September 15th, 3:30-4:30 in Art B-01

  • Hannah Bahlman, MA student, Raphael in London
  • Chris Liu, Alec Murrin, Brianna Strange, Jewelry/Metals BFA students, Fernwood (Metals) Camp, Maine
  • Brooke Tuma, MFA student, Elsewhere Studios Residency, Colorado
  • Madeline Castillo, MFA student, Penland School of Arts & Craft
  • Gabriel Peralta, MFA student, Tablelands Center for Bioregional Art, Shallowater
  • Kate Sutter, MFA student, Penland School of Arts & Craft

Art History Faculty Research Presentations 
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Klinton Burgio-Ericson, PhD, Assistant Professor in Art History of the Americas
    “Squashed Pots, Corn Crosses, and Rainbow Lace: Culturally Hybrid Ceramics in a Seventeenth Century Borderlands Mission”
  • Kevin Chua, PhD, Associate Professor of 18th and 19th-century European and Southeast Asian Art History
    “George Coedès' Critical Philology”
  • Theresa Flanigan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pre-Modern Art History
    “The Ponte Vecchio: Civic Architecture as Political Strategy in Late Medieval Florence”
  • Katharine D. Scherff, PhD, Lecturer in Art History
    It's Like I'm Actually There!: Jumbotrons, Liveness, and the Corpus Christi


Landmark Arts Exhibitions and Speaker Programs in the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock. Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.