Hikmet Loe
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Hikmet Loe

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Hikmet Sidney Loe is an educator, writer, and curator whose work examines the changeable nature of the earth and addresses our perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. Her teaching interests focus on modern and contemporary art, with a specialty in Land art and arts of the environment. Her writing is found online at 15 Bytes and Hyperallergic. Loe's first book, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson's Earthwork through Time and Place (2017, The University of Utah Press and Tanner Trust Fund, J. Willard Marriott Library) delves into Robert Smithson’s regional concerns in creating his work through an encyclopedic format; it now serves as a template for subsequent books on singular works of Land art. Forthcoming in the series is "The Sun Tunnels Encyclo: Exploring Nancy Holt's Earthwork through Perception and Site." She recently authored a book chapter that examines American Land art in relationship to the regional architecture of Las Vegas based firm, assemblageSTUDIO. She is co-curator to the 2021 exhibition featuring artists from Nevada-based Montello Foundation at Southern Utah Museum of Art, Southern Utah University.