Congrats to Nina Q. Allen‘20 on the Cover & Logo Design of Comparative Woman!

Congrats to 1st yr Nina Q. Allen'20 for the brand design of (Comparative Literature PhD Program at LSU) first issue Comparative Woman: Spirituality Fall/Winter 2019! This issue addresses Spirituality in a multitude of ways through art, essay, poetry, dance, and film. It is now available in collaboration with LSU Libraries. Special Thanks: Dr. Solimar Otero and Liz Johnston. Read the CW mission statement below > > >

Comparative Woman aims to create an environment that explores topics related to comparative literature and women/gender studies through art and academic essays from a multitude of perspectives. We seek to give artists a platform for reflecting on their thoughts and experiences according to each issue’s theme to present our readers with unique, diverse, and thought-provoking art while also exposing our readers to scholarly work on art created by women or about women/gender studies in mediums both in and outside of the Western Literary Canon. - Liz Johnston, PhD Student at Louisiana State University. (Editor-in-Chief)


Congratulations to Francisca Carvalho (‘16) on residency program No Entulho in Portugal!

Congratulations to Francisca Carvalho (‘16) on residency program No Entulho in Laundos, Portugal! Loom is the fifth exhibition in the artistic series. Presented on January 25th. View/read about Francisca’s work in an interview here. Click photo to see more details. ⬇⬇⬇

“In tantra drawings geometric forms are entities. They are not subscriptions. There is something very appeasing in geometric forms that are always without authorship, there is never signature in these forms, there is appropriation, use but they are always escaping us as if they say that this plane in which we live does not begin or end in us.” - FC (English)

“Nos desenhos tantra as formas geométricas são entidades. Não são assinaturas. Há qualquer coisa de muito apaziguador nas formas geométricas que são sempre sem autoria, não há nunca assinatura nessas formas, há apropriação, uso mas elas estão-nos sempre a escapar como se dissessem que este plano em que vivemos não começa nem acaba em nós.” - FC (Portuguese)

Student Profile: Nadia Rea Morales ('19)! #secondyearsunday

Check out this beautiful work by Nadia Rea Morales ('19)! She/They are an artist, teacher, activist, and feminist from Utah by way of Mexico. Altar de Venus. “Challenging dominant religious principles that focus primarily on a male savior, Altar de Venus, honors femme figures. This piece in part is inspired by día de los muertos and traditional Mexican Art. This work is dedicated to all womxn and femmes.” - @nadia_reamorales / c. 2018. Pigment Print, Gold Leaf. 32 x 48 in. Click photo to see more. ⬇⬇⬇


Mi madre, Maria de La Paz Rea

My mentor, Suzanne Simpson

My godchild, Jaxie Ambriz

November Visitors!

It has been an action packed November for Mount Royal! We have had incredible visits from Michelle Handelmann, Nina Yuen, Stephanie Barber, Cecilia Wichmann (Baltimore Museum of Art), Stefano Roveda, and Kristen Hileman (Baltimore Museum of Art). Yet we still have other amazing artists, curators, and critics joining us this month! We are thrilled to host Alice Aycock, Nancy Shaver, Lynne Cooke (National Gallery of Art), Larry Ossei-Mensah (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit), Vesela Sretenovic (The Phillips Collection), Siobhan Liddell, and Evelyn Hankins (Hirshhorn Museum) over the next couple weeks!