Lunch and Learn: Latinx Women in Art: From Self-Expressionism to Activism
Moderator: Katie Avila Loughmiller
Katie Avila Loughmiller is an interdisciplinary social practice artist exploring her own cultural complexity and female identity while also deeply involved in the work of strengthening and building community. Avila Loughmiller received her undergraduate degree at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University and completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in the Public Practice program at Otis College of Art & Design. Avila Loughmiller has been an artist-in-residence at Santa Fe Art Institute, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Little House Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Wildacres Residency Program and MKE<->LAX. Avila Loughmiller is the co-founder of LUNA (Latinas Unidas eN las Artes), a Latina artist collective and a founding member of Heard Space, a women of color led and focused performance arts collective, both based in Milwaukee, WI. In addition to her art practice, Avila Loughmiller has a strong commitment to education and has taught in various educational settings in South Africa, New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and currently teaches in the theatre department at University Wisconsin Milwaukee. Lastly, you can listen to her on We Heard We're Funny, a comedy radio show, on Riverwest Radio 104.1 FM and soundcloud.