Had the pleasure of speaking with friend and fellow artist, Anh-Thuy Nguyen, for the CAA Conversations Podcast-
"The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.
This week, Carlos Rene Pacheco and Anh-Thuy Nguyen discuss preparing MFA graduates to be educators/faculty members.
Carlos Rene Pacheco is a photographer and new media artist and he currently resides in Fargo, North Dakota where he has taught courses in Photography, Contemporary Art Theory, and Professional Practices in the Arts as an Assistant Professor of Art at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Anh-Thuy Nguyen is a Tucson-based multi-media/transdisciplinary artist, whose work spans from photography, video, and installation to performance art, and she is the head of the photography program at Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona."
Work from Artifacts on display as part of the/’fu:bar/- Glitch Art Festival at the Siva Galerija in Zagreb, Croatia.
/’fu:bar/ is a yearly festival gathering focused on electronic error-themed reinterpretative multimedia art. The week long festival starts on the first Saturday of October and hosts an artist residency program, showcases diverse talks, workshops, performances and an inclusive group exhibition.
Work from Artifacts now on display at the Valade Gallery at Adrian College in Adrian Michigan as part of the 2019 SPE Multicultural Caucus International Exhibition. The exhibition runs from Sept. 30 – Oct. 25.
Work from the Artifacts Project to be on display at this year's Midwest SPE conference.
SPE Midwest Juried ExhibitionExhibition Reception Friday, October 25 - 4:30PM to 6:00PM MIAD: Brooks Stevens Gallery
The SPE Midwest Juried Exhibition brings together professional and student members of this photographic organization. The exhibited works are loosely tied by the photographic medium itself and highlight the various approaches and concerns of artists working with photography today. Works by professional members are selected by Jennifer Murray, executive director of Filter Photo and student works are selected by Alejandro Cartagena, a photographer and educator based in Monterrey, Mexico.
Work from Ash and Dust to be on display at Jadite Galleries in New York, NY as part of the New York Center for Photographic Arts exhibition Dusk to Dawn juried by Laura Ann Noble, Director of the L A Noble Gallery in London.
11th Annual National Juried Exhibition March 14 - June 2, 2019 Carr and Hall GalleriesReception with the artists Thursday, March 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Willard Arts Center.The Idaho Falls National Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition by the Idaho Falls Arts Council and exhibited at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Work from Ash and Dust on view as part of the SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition.
SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition Reception Saturday, March 09 - 7:30PM to 9:30PM Cleveland Convention Center Gallery
The 7th Annual International Combined Caucus Juried Exhibition at the Cleveland Convention Center Gallery is organized in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Conference. The Exhibition is on view all day Friday and Saturday with a reception for all conference attendees on Saturday evening from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. The Exhibition was facilitated by Sheryl Anaya, Stephanie Brown, Diane Durant, and Amy Stevens, and juried by SPACES Executive Director, Christina Vassallo.
Untitled 15 marks the fifteenth year of SooVAC’s flagship juried exhibition series. Untitled provides opportunities for artists working in any medium and at any stage of their career, resulting in a survey of varied perspectives and provocative work.
The Internet of Things (IoT), smart city initiatives, and smart home technology are marketed to us as sleek and glamorous 3D renderings promising a convenient and sustainable technology that will save us and our planet from a future of environmental distress. Yet the buzzword bingo of smart city rhetoric, the polished advertisements for networked devices, and the glossy packaging of smart home devices are in stark contrast to the news and research which investigates the vulnerabilities of our connected lives...
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away—or, right down the hall in the MSUM Center for the Arts. For three months, Carlos Pacheco, assistant professor of photography at MSUM, has been working on building a droid, or at least a convincing replica of one. With some 3-D printers, designs found online, a few miscellaneous parts and time—lots and lots of time—Pacheco is well on his way to recreating the popular robot “BB-8” from the “Star Wars” films...
2018 MID-AMERICA COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE hosted by THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN OCTOBER 4th & 5th, 2018
Photographic Artifacts and Virtual Memories is an individual artist talk focusing on three photographic and new media projects; Corrupted, Collective, and Found. Corrupted explores a glitch aesthetic through data-bending and found photographs. Collective is the culmination of an extensive body of work made up of a series of books and videos that utilize live-streaming web-cams at various sites deemed culturally significant. Together, the images and video that comprise Collective explore how we use photography in an increasingly digital and connected world. The third body of work, an extension of Collective, is Found. A continued investigation of found photographs and live web-cams, Found is an ongoing globally collaborative exploration utilizing social media and live streaming web-cams to pinpoint a moment in time and space from multiple perspectives. A virtual link is created between myself and the participants, all of whom are complete strangers, in a questioning of privacy and access to information.
Found featured as part of the 2018 MACAA Members' Exhibition. Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design will display the “2018 MACAA Members Exhibition” Oct. 3-19 at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.
The exhibition is happening in conjunction with the Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) Conference, “Techne Expanding: Tensions, Terrains and Tools,” hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on Oct. 4-5.
Shifting Landscapes: Past, Present, and Future Being image-makers, each of us observes and records our lives and our environment in our own way. Though differing in approach, the works of three lens-based artists: Anh-Thuy Nguyen, Carlos Rene Pacheco, and Jacinda Russell share a theme of loss, made visible through human interaction in the landscape. The panelists will lead the audiences though their visual journeys from the rural landscapes of the Upper Midwest, USA to the crowded cities in Viet Nam, to the glacial melt at Ilulissat Icefjord in Disko Bay, Greenland. We continually discuss global warming, while our legislators debate on policies to monitor human activities from deforestation, oil drilling, to movement of refugees, etc. Every second we are living, we are creating an impact. Using our visual work as a gateway, the panel discussion will invite dialogues for the audiences to reflect on and share thoughts of impact we have been producing in our daily life.
Work from Flatland will be featured in the 11th Horizontal Grandeur Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition at the Stevens County Historical Society & Museum in Morris, MN. The exhibit will run from June 21 – October 26, 2018.
During my 24/2 residency I started on a larger body of work tentatively titled Artifact. This project is an extension of some of my previous work involving found photographs and a glitch aesthetic. With the advent of digital technology came a de-materialization not only of ourselves but of the photographic medium. Photographs, which in the past were exclusively physical objects shared among friends and family, have been mostly replaced by virtual means of sharing through social media and online photo-streams. The physical photographs in this series...
Work from Flatland selected to exhibited alongside some great winter photographs in a winter-themed exhibition by Don't Take Pictures.
"While the winter weather keeps most people indoors, many photographers venture out into the cold to create some of the most wonderfully atmospheric photographs of the year. From sensational winter storms to a quiet coat of new-fallen snow, and the inevitable thaw just before spring, for this online exhibition, Don’t Take Pictures presents photographs of the wintertime."
Work from Flatland on display through next month in the Sarah Silberman Gallery at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.
The Sarah Silberman Art Gallery is an educational resource of the Rockville Art Department. It's primary function is to augment, enhance, and promote the teaching and understanding of art through a diverse program of changing exhibitions, benefiting the college and the public.
This exhibition, juried by Anthony Goicolea, will showcase artwork reflecting the diversity of SPE’s LGBTQ, Multicultural and Women’s Caucus members. Selected artists include: Jaime Aelavanthara, Alyson Belcher, Michael Borowski, Clara DeWeese, Rebecca Drolen, Apolo Gomez, Jodie Mim Goodnough, Abbey Hepner, Garin Horner, Glenna Jennings, Tomiko Jones, Sarah Kaufman, Alec Kaus, Emma Kisiel, Melissa Kreider, Isabella La Rocca, Kim Llerena, Sandra Matthews, Crystal McBrayer, Deborah Orloff, Danielle "deo" Owensby, Carlos Rene Pacheco, Hailee Potter, Sarah Smith, Lorenzo Triburgo, Liena Vayzman, Emily Wiethorn, Laine Wyatt
Assistant Professor of Photography Carlos Rene Pacheco will have his video piece titled, Live Abstraction #2, featured as part of the Cube Art Project in Lincoln, Nebraska. It will be displayed on a large video board at The Railyard on Canopy Street in Lincoln, Nebraska’s premier entertainment district beginning Friday, Jan. 19...
Inspired by the seemingly unbroken flatness of rural Minnesota and North Dakota along a horizontal plane, Flatland, is a series of photographs that explores the textures and space of the Midwest from an aerial point of view. From as high as 30,000 feet above the surface of the Earth, these photographs look at the microscopic and macroscopic structures of the terrain below. From this aerial perspective the landscape is evocative of the extraterrestrial topography of a distant planet. As if visible through the circular portals of some space-faring craft, the view is not dissimilar to those captured by the satellites and probes used by NASA....
Carlos Rene Pacheco will give an Artist Talk concerning three bodies of work; Collective, Obstructed, and Flatland. These works explore the theme of new and evolving approaches to image-making such as webcams, camera phones, and drones. Collective is a series of books and videos made using live webcam images of recurring actions in culturally significant spaces. Obstructed pushes back against the voyeuristic nature of webcams and surveillance cameras. Obstructed is a series of abstractions recorded from live webcams in which various environmental factors and the camera's own mechanisms disrupt the camera's function as a tool that aids in global voyeurism. And Flatland is a series of photographs that explores the textures and space of the Midwest, from above and below, along the vertical z-axis.