“My love for art, comes from a love of making. Hair texture, style, color, and often its cultural associations have influenced my interest in the elaborate decoration of form and space. My creative process is one that parallels an approach to styling hair. The variable and compliant nature of hair allows me the freedom to work in a number of ways rooted in ornamentation. In the attempt to disguise the material, deception is a distinctive characteristic in manifestation of the artificial and ephemeral. Forms of accoutrement found within fashion, such as clothing, jewelry, and formal hat wear serve as visual cues for my own expression."
Professor Murphy Price came to the University of Tennessee from Indiana University in Bloomington where she was an Assistant Professor of Art. Her recent one person exhibitions have been presented at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery Cincinnati OH; Gopalan Contemporary Art Gallery in Terra Haute, Indiana; and the Robert E. and Martha Hull Lee Gallery at the Miami University (Ohio). Her work is cited in Art Papers, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, and Printmakers Today. Juried and group exhibitions include the 2009 International Printmaking Exhibitions in Jingdezhen China and the 79th Annual International Print Center Competition in Philadelphia, PA. She received her MFA degree in 2005 from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, an MA degree in 2003 from Purdue University and a BA degree in
Koichi Yamamoto - Assistant Professor
Office: A+A 241E
Education: University of Alberta - MFA
URL: http://www.yamamotoprintmaking.com , http://imcclains.com
Video: Normal Editions on YouTube
“Surface only provides a record from recent events. Making critical judgments requires an understanding of what lies underneath.Addressing the landscape as subject, my work attempts to describe cross sections of history. I seek to slowdown and take time for a deep level of investigation."
Koichi Yamamoto is a graduate of the University of Alberta (MFA 1999) and Pacific Northwest College of Art (BFA 1992). He has studied at the Bratislava Academy of Art (1994) and the Poznañ Academy of Art (1995). He has presented one-person exhibitions at Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas (2007); the Salt Lake Art Center (2001); Illinois State University (1999); the Szynkiewicz Museum in Poznañ, Poland (1996). Recent juried print competitions that include his work have been the Boston Printmakers (2007); the 7th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial Print Art, New Delhi, India (2006); and the Lujubljana International Printmaking Exhibition, Slovania (1999). His prints are in the collections of University of Hawaii at Hilo; the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Center in the Portland Art Museum; and the University of Alberta Museum and Collection, Edmonton, Canada. In the fall of 2010 he was an Artist-in-Residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Yamamoto earned tenure at Utah State University (2000-2006) and taught at the University of Delaware (2006-2007) before coming to UTK. His work may be viewed at: www.yamamotoprintmaking.com
Beauvais Lyons - Chancellor's Professor and James R. Cox Professor
Office: A+A 241A
Education: Arizona State University - MFA
Video: Creative License on Beauvais Lyons and the Hokes Archives on YouTube
"For the past two decades I have created academic parody in a variety of mediums. For much of this time I fabricated and documented imaginary cultures. More recently I have been interested in biography, folk art, medicine and zoology. My lithographs are influenced by plates from old encyclopedias, the novellas of Jorge Luis Borges, 18th-century science, 19th-century printing, natural history museums, the travel writings of Christopher Underdown, mirrors and lenses, anthrospheres, wunderkammers, and various forms of neglected scholarship. I prize the vernacular history of art. I prefer the facsimile to the original, and the imaginary to the real. I believe history is a work of fiction."
Beauvais Lyons is the self-appointed Director of the Hokes Archives and has taught at UT since 1985. In 2011 he was awarded the title of Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee, and is also a James R. Cox Professor of Art (2011-2013). His one-person exhibitions have been presented at over 60 galleries and museums across the United States. He has published articles on his work in Archaeology, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Contemporary Impressions, The New Art Examiner, and Leonardo. His work is cited by Linda Hutcheon in Irony’s Edge: A Theory and Politics of Irony (1994) and by Lawrence Weschler in Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder (1995). He also has works in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. He was awarded the Southeastern College Art Conference Award for Creative Achievement (1994), a Southern Art Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1988) and a Fulbright Fellowship to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznañ, Poland (2002). Lyons served as the President of the Southern Graphics Council (1994-96), the largest printmaking organization in North America and as editor of their newsletter (1998-2002). He has also served as President of the UT Knoxville Faculty Senate (2003-2004) and as campus representative to the UT Faculty Council (2007-2010).
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