Wyoming Fellowship Exhibition opens at the University of Wyoming Art Museum

Susan, Nestled Among Wyoming, University of Wyoming Art Museum, 2023 photo credit: Allison Pluda John

Susan Moldenhauer is one of seven Wyoming artists whose work is on view in the biennial Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Exhibition. Curated by Tasha Kubesh, independent curator of Fargo, North Dakota, the other artists are Talissa Abeyta, Marcus Dewey, Colleen Friday, DaleRae Green, Al Hubbard, and Eileen Nistler. The exhibition is called Nestled Among Wyoming: The Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition. A catalog accompanies the exhibition.

Kubesh selected 4 works each from two bodies of work by Moldenhauer:  Place | Mine | Spirit (2002 – 2008) and Every thing is not all right (2017 – 2021). She says of her work: My photographic works are intrinsically interwoven with my life, the emotional potential of the black and white print, and ideas about time,, place, movement, and moment. In the early 2000s, it was an exploration of light and place, with the wind as my partner as I captured personal performances in the Wyoming landscape. Twenty years later, darkness overwhelms as I use the emotive power of clouds to reflect on my time of life, American history in the making, and the great issues of climate change, war, the pandemic, and the state of the United States.

The Univerity of Wyoming Art Museum is located at 2111 Willett Drive on the university campus in Laramie, Wyoming. The exhibition continues through December 23, 2023.