Upcoming Event

In Conversation with Constance DeJong: Off-Center Artist Talk

  • September 27, 2024
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Vladem Contemporary
In Conversation with Constance DeJong: Off-Center Artist Talk

Join us on Friday, September 27, 2024, to learn more about Constance DeJong and her work as she converses with Assistant Curator, Katie Doyle. This Final Friday Program at the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary is part of a series of artist talks in conjunction with the exhibition Off-Center.

Constance DeJong is a contemporary visual artist whose work often defies classification between sculpture and painting. Metal and light are prominent mediums in her practice, which is demonstrated by her piece in Off-Center. She is a Professor of Sculpture at the University of New Mexico, and her work can be found in the collections of institutions such as Fisher-Landau Center, Long Island City, NY, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KA, Albuquerque Museum, NM, Fine Arts Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ, and Clay Center for Arts and Sciences, WV. DeJong received an NEA Visual Artist’s Fellowship in 1982, and she had a retrospective at the Albuquerque Museum in 2003/4 (Constance DeJong: Sculpture and Drawings, a Retrospective).

Off-Center: New Mexico Art 1970-2000 features a diverse array of New Mexican artists who were active during this pivotal period. Join us for an engaging artist talk, where you’ll have the opportunity to hear from the artists who helped shape contemporary art in our state. Don’t miss this chance to delve into their creative processes and inspirations.

Photo taken July 16, 2024, courtesy of the artist.