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Visiting Fellow, 2023 – 2024

Rick Lowe

Visual Artist, Professor of Art University of Houston


Photo by Erielle Bakkum

Rick Lowe (Professor of Art, University of Houston) is an artist whose approach to community revitalization is path-breaking: Lowe has initiated arts-driven redevelopment projects in Houston – the renowned Project Row Houses – and other cities, including the Watts House Project in Los Angeles and post­-Katrina rebuild in New Orleans. Lowe's pioneering "social sculptures" have inspired a generation of artists to explore more socially engaged forms of art-making in communities across the country and internationally. His work has been exhibited at Houston's Contemporary Arts Museum and Museum of Fine Arts; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea; and the Venice Architecture Biennale. Lowe was in residence as a Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow from 2018 to 2021, during which time he collaborated on the Black Wall Street Journey project. His second residency (2023–24) extends the project into new areas of exploration.


Black Wall Street Journey

2020 – 2021