Debris Field

Like a field strewn with a smattering of technique and idea, this show is an opportunity for us to explore the connections between our practices and to share the diverse creative interests that help guide our programming. Miscellaneous Debris features the work of gallery founders Nicole Langille, Jared Jelsing, Christopher Kane Taylor, Dennis McGinnis, and DK Sole, whose works range from the conceptual to the figurative, and from sculpture to photography.

Bridget Mullen: Strange Loop

April 9 - May 13

Satellite Contemporary is excited for Strange Loop, a solo exhibition of new work by Bridget Mullen. Just finishing the Roswell Artist in Residence Program and the Provincetown Workshop, Bridget has also had solo shows at the University of North Georgia and Hudson D. Walker Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Awards include fellowships at Yaddo, Fine Arts Work Center, and Virginia center for the Creative Arts. For more information, please visit



March 12 - April 8

demaster (v.):

1.     indicating removal, separation, reversal from a person with the avility or power to use, control, or dispose of something

2.     indicating negation of a master’s degree, an academic degree granted to individuals who have demonstrated mastery or high-order overview of an area of study or practice


demaster is an exhibition of works featuring artists of MINT Collective (Columbus, OH): Cudelice Brazelton, Caermon Granger, Ryn Osbourne, Ethan Schaefer, and Maritt Vaessin. "The works on display originate from an alternative spirit, whether through alternative materials and processes, alternative systems through which these artists work, or alternative solutions to contemporary issues beyond the walls of art school. While demaster began under the premise of artists-without-MFAs, exhibiting artists do not merely “prove” themselves by demonstrating “abilities” without a master’s degree nor position themselves as anti-institutional; instead, they are tackling problematic systems, the complex and the corrupt, the limiting and the oppressive, systems in which the scope of art school to the art world participate." - Marisa Espe, co-curator and MINT member. Espe earned a BA in History of Art from the Ohio State University (2014), and has since curated NSATSAT&A (2015) at MINT (Columbus), and is guest curating an exhibition for EASE Gallery (Columbus) in autumn 2016.



February 13 - March 12

The differences between certain specific states seems uncrossable: so the difference between textiles with patterns and textiles with pictures.

The Artists:

Emily Auchincloss is a painter from NYC currently living in Boston, MA. She received her MFA and an MA in Art History from Pratt Institute. She currently teaches after school art programs at the Advent School. Her current project involves carving and painting small slabs of stone clay.

Joshua Hart is a mixed materials sculptor who is working on an ongoing investigation in close looking at meeting points of the human body. He received his MFA from Bard College, and currently teaches at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at Pratt Institute.

Ash Ferlito lives and works in NYC. She is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art, Yale University and a member of the Skowhegan Class of 2012. In 2015 she completed the DNA Residency in Provincetown, MA. She has also been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Cyprus College of Art. In 2014 she was a teaching artist in residence at UNLV.


Dialogues: Drawings and Works on Paper

January 9 - February 12

For this exhibition, curator Trevor Richardson drew from a vast pool of emerging and established artists. Connected by their use of paper, the show explores a fragment of what drawing means in our contemporary culture.


What has more life: A square or a slot machine?

December 12 - January 8

Satellite Contemporary is pleased to present “What has more life, a square or a slot machine?”, featuring weavings and prints by Kendall Glover and handmade paper and sculptures by Travis Iurato. The artists first met in 2011, and have since cultivated a friendship over authentic Mexican feasts and trips to Rockaway Beach. Though their work has different aesthetic concerns, the exhibition at Satellite emphasizes points at which those concerns meet. Both Glover and Iurato infuse traditional craft, hand-loomed or resist-dyed cloth and handmade paper respectively, with formal and conceptual rigor. Materials traditionally viewed as supports for artwork, specifically cloth and paper, become the work itself. Furthermore, early Modernist avant-garde movements inform both artists’ work at Satellite, Glover by the reductive geometry of Russian Suprematism, and Iurato by the crude aesthetics of art brut and Cubism.


Nicole Langille: Foreign Bodies

November 14 - December 11

For our November 2015 exhibition and one year anniversary, Satellite Contemporary will feature the work of gallery co-founder Nicole Langille. In her hybrid practice, Langille explores the presence of absence. Stripped gestures move the subject to the edges of the support, and the resulting plastic forms quietly acknowledge the surface of the wall. Using traditional painting materials including oils, linen, muslin and latex, she contrasts the slowness of the painterly mark with speed of the cut and the gesture. With elements of painting, sculpture and installation, Langille’s work has an abject physicality that resonates in the body of the viewer. Foreign but familiar, the pieces become an immersive experience that draw visitors into their peculiar language. Langille received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from The Ohio State University, and is featured in New American Paintings, Issue 120, released in October 2015.


Resurrected: The Early Works

Exhibition: 10.10.15 to 11.13.15

    Matt Mitchell


Matt Mitchell

Resurrected: The Early Works represents the results of an international call-for-entry. From Germany, Brazil, Canada, China and the United States, artists applied for a space on our walls, creating an eclectic display of small works. Exhibiting artists include Julianne French,  Ryan Arakawa, Diana Jeon, Beatriz Fortes, Patrick Byrn, Carrie Scanga, Scott Andresen, Casey Hall, Britta Urness, Laraine Mestman, Barbara Bryn Klare, Lesley Nakonechny, Rae Broyles, Matt Mitchell, Ilse Mittermeier, Dennis McGinnis, Francine Fox, Mark Sisson, Elisa Wiedeman, Marie-Ange Ackad, Sumer Khan,Yasue Maetake, Devin Kelly, Wade Schuster, Monica Figura, Pere Ibanez, Caitlin Campbell, MarissaTirone, Gayle Shepherd, Jeremy Steglitz, Taylor Bystrom, Elizabeth Graehling, Suzanne Justice, Christine Nunnally, SusanSolomon, Gabriel Schmadel, Lindsay Severson, Katelyn Burgess, Andrea Bagdon.


Satellite Squared, Migrational Methods & a Romantic Gonzo Gesture

September 12 – October 10

For our September 2015 exhibition, we bring the work of the Brooklyn- based artist collective,  Ortega y Gasset Projects. OyG is an artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Gowanus, Brooklyn that produces thoughtful programming that reflects the diverse interests of the individual members. As they explain, “the goal of OyG is to mount exhibitions that provoke interpretation and dialogue. In doing so, we participate within a wider forum to disseminate aesthetic experience in new ways and expand our roles, priorities and scope of influence within art culture”. For their exhibition at Satellite, they are influenced by a romanticized idea of Las Vegas via the lens of Hunter S. Thompson's writing, along with influential films, photos and essays. The work that the artists are including echoes multiple entryways of Vegas and its desert surroundings. Some works describe the everyday entwined with psychedelic glamour that one can imagine as the circulatory system of Las Vegas' past and present. Other works feel like remnants of an abandoned mining town in the Nevada desert. Most urgently, they intend to highlight the collaborative hive- mind and satellite process of putting the show together.  Read more about their curatorial approach here, or research OyG members including:



July 11 -  September 12

On July 11, Satellite Contemporary will present the work of 5 contemporary artists from around the globe. ACTION+OBJECT+EXCHANGE originated at the Drawing Center in New York in 2014 as part of the Open Sessions Program. Originally paired together due to their interest in material and action in drawing, they have continued conversing about their work in the past year, and are excited to see it in conversation at Satellite Contemporary. Participating artists include Eleanor Aldrich- Knoxville, TN, Derek Dunlop (Winnipeg, Canada), Yara Pina- Goiânia (Brazil), Andrew Ross (New York, NY), and Barbara Weissberger (Pittsburgh, PA).


Copy of the Copy

June 13 - July 11

What does it mean to institutionalize identity? In the work of Veiko Valencia, it is a reproduction, a copy of a copy. In his own words, Valencia says that, “This concept is defined as the process of narrowing down all the options to a determined set of choices in which it is easier for the institution to identify obstacles. This is the point where the culture of the copy becomes the first step to untie the knot.” Veiko Valencia lives and works in Boise, where he is currently completing his MFA at Boise State University. Originally from Arequipa City, Peru, Valencia came to the United States on 2007 and became a citizen in 2011; this great event brought new ideas and a personal reevaluation to his work.


Ladies' Choice: An Exhibition of Women Lithographers from the Tamarind Institute

May 9 - June 10

As the Tamarind Institute celebrates 55 years of collaborative fine art lithography, this spring the very first class of all woman printers successfully completed the prestigious Professional Printer Training Program. This international program attracts students from around the world that wish to intensely study the fine art of lithography. Lithography, invented in 1796, is a printmaking technique reliant upon chemistry to alter the composition of a stone or aluminum plate surface in order to repel or attract ink. The versatility of mark making, coupled with the ease and immediacy in which artists translate their artistic vision to print, has cemented lithography as an alluring, highly expressive medium for centuries. However, processing and printing from stone or plate is a highly technical and nuanced endeavor, necessitating the need for collaboration between professional lithographic printers and artists. Since its founding in 1960, Tamarind's main objectives include creating a pool of master artisan-printers in the United States by training apprentices, stimulating the artist – printer collaborative relationship in an effort to advance the expressive potential of lithography, and establishing an exceptional collection of original lithographic works of art. Those that complete the Professional Printer Training program continue their careers as professional printers, entrepreneurs, and artists. Ladies' Choice represents both original works by these Tamarind-trained printer-artists as well as collaborative lithographic works between printer and artist, in this case select current University of New Mexico Graduate and Undergraduate Fine Art Students. Participating artists include both printers and the MFA/BFA students that they have printed for.

Tamarind Printers

Judith Baumann
Danielle Blevins
Candice Malyn Corgan
Maria Erikson (Senior Printer)
Alice Gauthier
Nora Hammenberg
Amanda Mulvey
Jackie Riccio

UNM MFA and BFA Students

Bradford Thomas Erickson
Stefan Jennings Batista
Katelyn Bladel
Dvoie Inez
Sam McBride
Cornelia Oliver
Robbie Pino 

Tamarind Students:

Judith Baumann is an artist and an adventurer. She holds an MFA in Printmedia from Virginia Commonwealth University and loves all things made with ink and paper. She is a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship in Printmaking. Her work has been shown nationally and throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has taught printmaking, drawing and painting courses for the past decade at various institutions. Judith is always searching for what comes next. 


Danielle Blevins is an artist and printmaker originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She received her BFA in printmaking and concentration in Book Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland in 2012. In her art practice Blevins works primarily in stone lithography, metal sculpture, textile and works on paper.


Candice Malyn Corgan is a printmaker and artist from the mid-west. She received her BFA at Southeast Missouri State University, where she practiced many forms of art making but specialized in printmaking. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Currently in her work, Candice has been arranging objects to create a narrative that appears innocent, but upon further investigation, connections are made that confront the viewer with the awful truth of humanity. In her practice, process is just as important as the finished product.


Maria Erikson is a Estonian born printer and artist who received her fundamental fine arts education at the College of Printmaking in Stockholm, Sweden. She is a recipient of Ann-Margret Lindell and Getfortsfonden scholarship and has been rewarded with a fellowship by Eric Ericson Foundation. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries in Scandinavia and published in Swedish Fine Art printmaking magazine. She is also involved with ENDEGA (European Network for Development and Education in Printmaking) and has participated in their annual workshops in several countries in Europe. Maria is currently finishing the Master Printer apprentice program at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Alice Gauthier is a french artist-printmaker. Drawing is part of her daily life. She holds a Master degree in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in London and a Bachelor degree in artist books and bookbinding from l’Ecole superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg, France. Drawing is the starting point for all her projects; she avoids settling into habits by experimenting with different ways of drawing, currently and most notably through the process of lithography.


Nora Hammenberg, born in Göteborg, Sweden, is an artist and printmaker. She has studying printmaking and working as an artist in both Sweden and Poland before she moved to Albuquerque New Mexico to participating in Tamarind Institute's Professional Printer Training Program in Lithography. Nora is recipient by Grafik I Väst in Göteborg.

Amanda Mulvey grew up on Long Island, NY and holds a Bachelors in drawing, painting, and printmaking from Towson University in Maryland. Her personal experiences influence the imagery used in her prints; In her lithographic work, she enjoys trying to re-create memories or feelings of the place and time.


Jackie Riccio is a multidisciplinary artist practicing printmaking, sculpture and painting. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore MD in printmaking and ceramics. She has exhibited work in many cities such as Washington DC, Baltimore, and Syracuse. She finds solace in movement and stimulation, often through conversation and mediation. Her work is guided through materiality and the experiential tendency of human existence, often conveyed through print, sculpture, and installation.


UNM Students

Stefan Jennings Batista is a photographic and print media artist currently pursuing an MFA at the University of New Mexico. A South Florida native, he holds a BFA in photography from the Ringling College of Art & Design and misses the beach terribly. He has shown from LA to Belgium and plans on making art forever. 


Katelyn Bladel is a printmaker and photographer currently attending graduate school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque; where she is pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking. As a place-based artist she revels in the thrill and challenge of finding her subject matter within the environment that surrounds her. While the subject matter of abandoned houses and the surrounding landscape has remained consistent in her work, the conceptual content behind each piece changes and develops based on the specific place she investigates, the experiences she has while there, and historical information she finds through later research. The upper Midwest will always be home, however moving to New Mexico has given her the exhilarating opportunity to study and explore the landscape of the Southwest.


Bradford Thomas Erickson makes things. he is inspired by whimsy, synchronicity, and that little amoeba-looking thing that is sometimes seen in the corner of the eye. Influenced by his environment, he can regularly be muttering "notice what you notice" under his breath. A process-oriented post-medium artist finishing his BFA in studio arts at the University of New Mexico, Bradford finds process affords cathartic release from the otherwise perverse intellectual thoughts that art academia has filled his head with. utilizing acrylic paints, firearms, and beer cans, bradford employs a psuedo-scientific hands-on approach to art making that often disregards convention in favor of a more honest aesthetic. Bradford makes work in order to understand why he makes work.

Dvoie Inez is a creative creature hailing from the semi-sweet deserts of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A recent graduate of the University of New Mexico, she had leveled up in life by obtaining her BFA with a focus on printmaking.

Sam McBride’s artistic practice is centered in painting, its materiality, mechanics, and history, though it often manifests in multiple mediums including printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, and writing. McBride received a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and is a current Painting + Drawing MFA candidate at the University of New Mexico.


Cornelia Oliver is a Gulf Coast artist who came to Albuquerque to complete her MFA at the University of New Mexico. The cultural fabric of her childhood in the Deep South and the people, textures, and colors of the places she has visited have had a lasting influence on who she is and the art she creates.Through the use of evocative imagery, Cornelia believes an artist not only tells a story, but allows each person to interpret and find their own truth in a work; believing this to be the moment in which the work has, in fact, become real. Pablo Picasso stated, “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” Cornelia's art reflects this same spirit and drive.

Robbie Pino was born in Fullerton, CA and raised by diasporic New Mexicans in Southern California. He spent over 15 years working nationally and internationally as a multimedia artist in a variety of mediums, but predominately object based theatre and spectacle. He moved to New Mexico in 1998 and co-founded a variety of theatre and circus groups based in Santa Fe, NM, including Wise Fool New Mexico, El Puente Theatre, One Railroad Circus, Circus Luminous, Circo de Mano, and Takoja Theatre.

Watching, witnessing, and experiencing storytelling as a tool to develop empathy and tolerance has guided his two dimensional work. He explores complex identities, through imagery of isolation, negation, repetition, and outsiderness, in his work. His passion for two dimensional format and Fine Art brought him back to academia, and he will graduate with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking, from UNM, in May 2015.


The Vegas Session: Erik Den Breejen, Joe Wardwell and Christopher Kane Taylor

April 11th - May 8th 2015

There is nothing cooler than having a great conversation about art, music and painting. Leaning in; to listen…Getting ideas and thinking about the other person and what they are saying. Getting into it…That natural transition of experiencing an exchange and adding to the flow
that leaves you full and happy.The three artists in The Vegas Sessions have a gift of generosity in their painting; earnest and humorous story-telling, true love of the art of artists, and the openness of inviting us into a painted world. Enjoy.

Artist Bios:

Joe Wardwell is currently an associate professor of fine arts at Brandeis University. Wardwell was born 1972, in Chapel Hill, NC and lives in Jamaica Plain, MA. He received his MFA from Boston University, Boston, MA and his BFA from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. He has exhibited at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and has work in each collection. He was a 2012 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. He has held solo exhibitions in New York, Boston, and Seattle. His work is represented by LaMontagne Gallery in Boston, Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, and Heskin Contemporary Gallery in New York City.  He will have solo exhibitions in both New Haven and New York City in 2015.

Erik den Breejen was born in Berkeley, California in 1976. He is a graduate of Cornell University, where he received his MFA in 2006, and the California College of the Arts, where he received his BFA in 1999. Recent solo exhibitions include Image, Music, Text at the Untitled art fair in Miami Beach (2012) and There’s a Riot Goin’ On at Freight and Volume, NYC (2014). Den Breejen's work is in collections throughout the world, including the Kistefos Collection in Norway. Most recently, he completed a 19 x 23 foot mural of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun commissioned by the label for their new headquarters in New York City. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Christopher Kane Taylor was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1974, and grew-up in Massachusetts. He received his BFA at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and had two solo exhibition of his work at the Old Main Museum at NAU. Chris spent a year as an undergrad studying Aboriginal Art and Art Southeast Asia in Australia. He also spent time travelling and painting in Bali, Indonesia. Chris received a MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. Chris teaching painting at Northern Arizona University as well as is the Program Coordinator for the Rogers Lake Artist Residency and Beasley Gallery Director.  Chris and 2 colleagues just opened an art gallery in Las Vegas called Satellite Contemporary and their first show will be on November 15th, 2014. In 2013 Chris’ work was published in New American Paintings: Edition 108. Most recently Chris was selected by Suzanne McClelland in Residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.


Staring at the Sun: MFAs Now

March 14- April 10

MFA programs are incubators for new talent. They allow artists time, resources and access to faculty, all of which will shape their work for years to come. We wanted to know what was happening in programs around the country, from New York State to Knoxville, Tennessee to Las Vegas, Nevada, and after and open call for entry, juror Ryan Estep had curated Staring at the Sun: MFAs Now. We will feature the work of 6 talented emerging artists: Maureen Halligan, Tara Ott, Philippe Pirrip, Christopher Skees, Thomas Wharton, and Tianxing Wang.

In putting the show together, juror Ryan Estep states that, “If there is any thematic undertow to this group of work it would be something close to a “coped anxiety”  in that limbs are pressed to the fringe or relax into the physicality of paint - body’s knuckle and censor themselves. There seems to be a symmetry in how we cope with bodies in these works.”

Please join us for this exciting show on Saturday, March 14th from 6-10pm in Suite 150 in the Emergency Arts building! More information will be posted on our facebook page and website.




     Saturday February 14th- Friday March 13th    Satellite Contemporary is pleased to present  Heroes , an opportunity for us to share mentors, teachers and artists that have inspired us. The show acknowledges their contributions to the discourse of contemporary practice, and their unique contributions to our own work at Satellite Contemporary. Featuring   Ann Hamilton ,  Suzanne Silver ,  Alan Crockett  ,   Jerry Kearns , Jeanette Cole,  Hanlyn Davies  ,   Peter Adsett ,  Dadang Christanto  ,  Edward Haswood,  and  Morgan Blackgoat .          


Saturday February 14th- Friday March 13th

Satellite Contemporary is pleased to present Heroes, an opportunity for us to share mentors, teachers and artists that have inspired us. The show acknowledges their contributions to the discourse of contemporary practice, and their unique contributions to our own work at Satellite Contemporary. Featuring Ann Hamilton, Suzanne Silver, Alan Crockett, Jerry Kearns, Jeanette Cole, Hanlyn Davies, Peter Adsett, Dadang Christanto, Edward Haswood, and Morgan Blackgoat.



in the company of color

January 10- February 14

in the company of color brings together the work of three artists united by an emphatic use of color. Lauren Whearty, Sandy Litchfield, and Sara Petras each utilize color to establish mood and tone in their work, spanning the major genres of painting: landscape, figure, and still life. Join us for the opening on January 10th from 6-10pm!


Nothing is Nothing

December 13 - January 9

Satellite Contemporary is excited to present the work of Bay-area film photographer Jared Jelsing. His exhibition, Nothing is Nothing, is a study of the forgotten landscape in the Southwest, told through the structures and ephemera left behind after the boom of the railroad, westward expansion, and fall of the Main Street of America. Join us and the artist for the opening reception at Satellite Contemporary on December 13 from 6-10pm, and read on for a q&a with the artist.

SC: What interests you about the derelict and forgotten spaces that you gravitate towards?

JJ: One of my primary interests is the spaces in-between.  Between buildings, people, trees, cars or whatever.  There is a natural comfort or discomfort to the space between things and that is what I find myself standing and staring at most of the time.  Derelict and forgotten spaces are full of these types of empty space, and I find myself wandering back alleys and abandoned roadside attractions in search of these corners of society.  These spaces also have a wonderful quality of color, design, and history.   

SC: I know you shoot on various film cameras. Could you talk about your cameras and why you continue to use film even though it's cumbersome and costly?

JJ: Film offers a quality that digital still lacks.  I feel like digital captures a space as it is, while film captures the memory and feel of a space  Both of which are interesting, but I prefer the latter.  Film will surprise you sometimes too and the color will be off or you have a light leak and the image becomes this whole other thing.  Which I think adds to the idea of a picture as a memory since those are often fuzzy and incorrect.  Shooting with film also forces one to slow down and really see the space.  I mean really see the space.  The cracks in the pavements, the parallel lines on adjacent building, the slight dancing of a shadow as the object casting it moves in the wind.  

SC: What's your favorite place ?

JJ: Anywhere quiet that people have forgotten.  I have an aversion to taking pictures where I see other people doing so.  I want to experience and capture spaces that others typically do not see, although I know others do, but for some reason I am drawn to the illusion that I am the only one.  If I see someone taking a picture that I want to take I lose interest.  A couple of prime places are the industrial centers of the Midwest and the desert highways of the Southwest.  

SC: Instagram and Facebook have made everyone a photographer. How do you feel about that?

JJ: It's the natural progression of photography.  A hundred years ago taking a picture was a major ordeal.  You needed a large format cameras, long exposures, finicky chemicals for processing, and many other limitations.  Then came along medium format cameras, then 35mm, then polaroid, then digital and now fairly decent digital cameras on cell phones.  Each step makes the process easier to do and in conjunction with the internet makes it easier to share.  The only thing that really bothers me about this inundation of pictures is how boring and uninteresting so many of them are.  There is a lot of good stuff out there, but you have to really look for it. 

SC: How can people see more of your photos? Where do we find you?

JJ: I am working on a new website which you can find at and I have an instagram account @jaredjelsing. 


Unabashedly, Out-of-towners is an acknowledgement of our position outside the local arts scene. We are moving in, bringing with us our amazing friends, colleagues, and affiliates, and are hoping to introduce the Las Vegas community to a fresh, new pool of talent. For this inaugural exhibition, we wanted to collect a group of artists that represent our aspirations as a contemporary arts space. From Judith Baumann and her notorious Dead Wrestlers to Sara Petras' elegant ladies, we have an enormous range of work in our little gallery. We invite you to see the it in person on Saturday November 15th, from 6-10pm at the Emergency Arts building on Fremont St. in downtown Las Vegas. For more information and directions, please see the contact page.