All posts by Chris Lanier

Chris Lanier is an artist and critic who generally likes to mix things up – words and pictures, video and performance, design and art. He’s had work shown and published in the U.S., Mexico, England, Japan, France, Canada, and Serbia – and has written for The Believer, HiLobrow, Furtherfield, Rhizome, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Comics Journal. He is a Professor of Digital Art at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe (formerly Sierra Nevada College). More at chrislanierart.wordpress.com.

Body language

Across mediums and decades, Candace Garlock holds a mirror up to the symbolism of the human body—her own and others

/ May 11, 2024

Tactile abstraction

Talking technique with Melissa Melero-Moose

/ April 9, 2024

Ordinary implements reworked

Talking shop with SNU graduate Karl Schwiesow, who's returned to Incline Village for a solo exhibition

/ March 6, 2024

Rituals and icons

Ruby Barrientos reaches back across the ruptures of emigration and the Spanish conquest of the Maya

/ February 6, 2024

Contemporary Basque

When Spanish artist Liere Urbeltz led a community mural project in Reno, she found that the process of defining what Basque culture looks like in the present involved some push and pull

/ February 1, 2024

Fertile ground

Julia Schwadron Marianelli paints Tahoe landscapes looking down instead of up

/ December 7, 2023

‘It Started with Willows’

The Great Basin Native Artists’ latest exhibition helps ensure that Native art isn’t relegated to a historical footnote

/ October 23, 2023

New to Nevada: Kelly Chorpening

A move from urban London to wilderness-adjacent Reno brought her closer to nature—and to the trash strewn across it

/ October 17, 2023

New to Nevada: Turburam Sandagdorj

Originally from Mongolia, he's now based in Reno, a stone's throw from the inspiring Black Rock Desert. His latest piece will be at Burning Man.

/ August 18, 2023

No more Native sidekicks

In Theo Tso's comic books, Captain Paiute is always the hero

/ August 15, 2023