MSU professor co-edits Chicana art book

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Ann Marie Leimer, professor of art at Midwestern State University and Laura E. Pérez, professor of Chicanx and Latinx studies at the University of California, Berkeley have co-edited an anthology of the work of Chicana artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood .

Underwood is known for using traditional and indigenous textile arts techniques to express her commitment to contemporary issues such as the natural world and the environment, immigration, and Chicana identity. His work is considered essential to the study of the history of art in Chicanx.

The anthology, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood: Art, Weaving, Vision, was published by Duke University Press. It is the result of five years of collaborative work. Leimer said the project began in 2014 when Pérez circulated a request for authors. In 2017, Pérez invited Leimer to join as the book’s co-editor.

“I am honored to have been one of the midwives who brought this groundbreaking anthology to life on the work of Consuelo Jimenez Underwood,” said Leimer. “The anthology expands on my research which is dedicated to producing and disseminating scholarship on Chicana, Chicano and Chicanx artists.”

Leimer said the anthology included 16 authors.

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