The BFA and MFA students will be hosting the Full-Time Faculty Studio Walk Throughs this Friday. All Part-time, Full-time faculty and staff are invited to attend. Have a great weekend if we don't see you tomorrow!
BFA Studios Walk Through- 11AM-1PM
MFA Studios Walk Through -12-2PM
Light refreshments in Grant Hall Gallery
Students and studio numbers:
Naes Pierott GRA 201
Rebekah Solorzano GRA 202
Dylan Jones GRA 203
Sandra Lopez 204
Lee Letourneau GRA 205
MJ Haji-Sheikh GRA 210
Sasha Mosquera GRA 212
Breanna Hansen GRA 216
Parker Coloma GRA 217
Rachel Tsu GRA 219
Cat Jaggi GRA 220
Ty Suksangasophon (2024) GRANT 225-226
Ty Suksangasophon is a first generation Asian American, born in Thailand. Ty earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and makes art using varied mediums with a concentration in two-dimensional form. He is interested in the potential of scale that is able to encompass and embrace the viewer. Exploring concepts of weight and pressure in correlation with space and distance, his drawings, paintings and prints utilize expressive mark-making to navigate, filter and convey themes of stress and angst pertaining to our modern times. Ty is a novice, a disciple of looking inward, but an expert at looking out windows.
Clarice Tara Cuda (2025) GRS 101
Clarice Tara Cuda is a multidisciplinary artist who thrives in meticulous processes. She conceptually discusses her personal narratives with womanhood, grief, and freedom. Continuity can be found in her deconstruction of the female body and emphasis on materiality. She often pairs objects of beauty and delicacy next to protrusions of aggression and tension. Her work intends to prompt discussion on societal or self imposed systems, and our own mortality.While simultaneously emphasizing the importance of human connection and presence. Cuda was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and has lived and worked in Las Vegas Nevada after earning her B.F.A. from UNLV in 2019, where she currently is pursuing her M.F.A.
Romina Villarreal (2025) GRS 102
Romina Villarreal is a painter with an emphasis on portraiture. Through this, she explores the life and experiences of stigmatized groups. Her works focus on mental health, sexuality, ethnicity, and spirituality. She takes inspiration from life and individuals she finds in public places. Hailing from San Antonio, Texas; she is a Chicana artist who has worked with multiple cultural outreach programs. Mainly those that focus on catering to marginalized communities. Most Notably, Say Sí gallery and student outreach program, where she worked as an art mentor for middle school students. She earned a BFA in painting and a psychology minor from the University of Houston. Currently, she is attending The University of Nevada, Las Vegas to earn her Masters of Fine Arts.
¡Katie B Funk! (2025) GRS 103
¡Katie B Funk! is an artist, writer, and educator who speaks, draws, moves, snaps, places, inhabits, investigates, listens, prints, marks, questions, collages, and dismantles. Building a mercurial space in both the making and the made, she looks for space that allows static work to come alive and live work to stand still. Through multi-sourced lens and a cross pollinated practice, she seeks to hunt every possibility of construction via deconstruction itself. Hailing from South Bend, Indiana, she earned her BFA from Saint Mary’s College in 2012, where her work concentrated in ceramics. In 2018, she earned her MFA from Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio, where her work shifted gears toward large-scale installation and photo-collage. In 2025, she will receive her Post Master of Art from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and is eager to see just what her work will look like then.
Keeva Lough (2023) GRS 104
Keeva Lough is a multimedia artist whose work in photography, video, and performance explores gender and sexuality through the lenses of scientific research, political regulation, and social structures. Her work often takes the form of parodic mutations of academic papers, glamor shots, and documentaries. She holds a BA in Film and Media Studies from the University of Oklahoma and is a current MFA candidate at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, entertainment capital of the world.
Lyssa Park GRS 105
Lyssa Park is an Illustrator and a Fabric Artist based in Las Vegas. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the California College of the Arts, and is currently a third year MFA candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Her works can be found at Penguin Random House Young Readers, Zoom & Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, The Verge, Eater SF, Believer Magazine, and La Cocina SF. She also exhibited works in A Common Thread (2021) and Two Cultures, One Family (2022) at the Marjorie Barrick Museum.
She enjoys collecting vintage glass and eating persimmons in Fall.
Nishan Ganimian (2024) GRS 106
Nishan Ganimian was born in Hackensack, NJ. They were born approximately three years after the death of their namesake, Nishan Betchakdjian. Nishan is an interdisciplinary artist and storyteller who explores narrative through clowning and puppetry. They received their BFA from Pratt Institute in 2018 and began working in theatre. In September of that same year, Nishan was afforded the opportunity to participate in a paper theatre and dramaturgy workshop with the puppet masters of the Union Internationale de la Marionette in Charleville-Mézières, France. They have continued to work with director and designer, Theodora Skipitares, as a scenic artist and puppeteer on her productions of There’s Blood at the Wedding (2018) and The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker (2020) at La Mama Theatre in Manhattan, NY. Currently, Nishan is an MFA candidate and a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Photograph taken by Stephen Medeiros.
Karla Lagunas (2025)GRS 107
Karla Lagunas is a painter, performer, and writer. She determines her medium by connecting threads unraveled through earnest research. Her performance work examines intersections of gender, race, immigration, class, and neurodiversity. She employs these themes in her visual art by using dialectics and metaphor in subject and through material. Her paintings activate portraiture into reactive installations, pushing painting to a sculptural realm, exploring the limits of art objects. A Las Vegas native, Lagunas’ work has shown in a range of local exhibition spaces from Clark County galleries to obscure Mojave landscapes. In 2020, she exhibited works for the national show SKIN IN THE GAME at Palos Verdes Art Center, California. In 2021, her work was included in Future Relics at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. She performs experimental collaborative work for local theater companies and is co-organizer of the non-hierarchical performance art event RADAR. As a writer, her art criticism has been published in the Desert Companion. She holds a BA in Art and Art History from UNLV.
Bailey Anderson (2025) GRS 108
Bailey Anderson was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She received her BFA in Intermedia and BS in Psychology at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ in 2021. Bailey mainly works as an oil painter and explores themes such as rage, secrecy, spite, and love from a feminine perspective.
Cida de Aragon (2023)
Cida is not working from a campus studio this semester, her thesis exhibition at Donna Beam gallery is scheduled for Spring 2023. Cida de Aragon has lived in the UK, Germany, Australia, and Brazil. Her educational background includes a degree in Architecture from the University of Sao Paulo, a Masters in Computing in Design from Middlesex University, and an MA in Photography from Goldsmiths College. She works across boundaries between installation, video, photography, and sound. Recurrent themes in her work and research are: urban migrants, homelessness, identity, place, and the integration of media art into public space. She was awarded a commission for the Women’s Suffrage Memorial in Brisbane, Australia, and her installation ‘Wasted!’ was exhibited in the Newcastle Art Gallery.