Through the C3 Visiting Artist Project, the Center for Creative Connections invites artists from a variety of disciplines to participate in the development and facilitation of educational programs and spaces at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Learn more about current, upcoming, and past C3 Visiting Artists below. If you have specific questions regarding the C3 Visiting Artist Project, please email C3@DMA.org.
Current C3 Visiting Artist
Ellie Ivanova is a Bulgarian-born lens-based artist who currently splits her time between Texas and Italy. Her major creative interest is the experience of memory, home, and identity in traditional and experimental formats. She uses processes and conceptual approaches through which images continue to evolve after being captured and printed, erasing the boundaries between the factual and the fictitious. As a researcher, she is interested in the museum and the archive as a metaphor for social and artistic expression.
Ivanova has an MFA in Photography from the University of North Texas, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in Art Education/Visual Studies. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States in solo and group exhibitions and are part of the permanent collection of Human Rights Art at South Texas College and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, among others. In 2010 she founded Third Eye Workshops, which teach photography to children from marginalized groups in Bulgaria.
Upcoming C3 Visiting Artists
Lauren Cross is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and scholar whose work has been exhibited across the country. Cross earned her BA (2006) in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond, the American International University in London, England; her MFA (2010) in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and her PhD (2017) in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies at Texas Woman's University in Denton.
Cross is a passionate advocate for diversity in the arts, founding WoCA Projects, a nonprofit arts organization that curates exhibitions and community arts programs that champion women artists of color. She has also written and contributed academic research on the intersections of race, gender, and the arts in the fields of women's and gender studies, visual culture studies, and multicultural studies. Cross was among three Fort Worth artists selected for the 2013 Fort Worth Weekly Visionary Awards, and in 2015 she was listed among 100 Dallas Creatives by the Dallas Observer.
Past C3 Visiting Artists
Timothy Harding’s education and career have been closely tied to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He received his MFA from Texas Christian University and his BFA from Texas Woman’s University, and he currently teaches at Tarleton State University. Harding’s work explores the relationship between drawing, painting, and sculpture through dimensional paintings and sculptural installations. His works have appeared at local venues including Cris Worley Fine Arts, the Power Station, and 500X Gallery. Other Texas exhibitions of his work have taken place at the Grace Museum (Abilene) and Box 13 (Houston). In addition, Harding’s art has been in shows in more distant locales including Florida State University Museum of Art (Tallahassee), SCENE Metrospace (East Lansing, Michigan), and And Gallery (Jackson, Mississippi). He was a recipient of the 2009 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Grant from the DMA and a 2016 Artist Microgrant from the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Previous C3 Visiting Artists