Pablo Helguera, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Lecture 1: Thursday March 6, 7pm, artist's work in AA109
Lecture 2: Friday March 7: 12:30-1:30pm, lecture "Contemporary Art in Latin America," Hodges Library Auditorium
Born in Mexico City in 1971, Pablo Helguera is a visual artist and the Director of Adult and Academic Programs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Helguera has presented his studio projects at the Museum of Modern Art of New York (performance: Parallel Lives, 2003) and at the Royal College of Art de London (Los del Este, 2004, Monique Beudert Curatorial Program). He has shown his work in various biennials such as the 8th Havana Biennial, San Juan's Poly-graphic Triennial and PERFORMA 05, New York's first performance art biennial. He has exhibited at the Museo del Barrio in New York, an institution that holds some of his primary works in its permanent collection. He also has also exhibited at the Shedhalle in Zurich, PS1 in New York, MCA Chicago, IFA Bonn, Metropolitan Museum in Tokio, MALBA in Buenos Aires, Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, Sculpture Center, Bronx Museum, and others. He is the author of four books Endingness (2005), Las Brujas de Tepoztlán (2007), The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (Spanish edition, 2005; English edition 2007), and the novel The Boy Inside the Letter (2007).Helguera's visit is sponsored by VADSCO and Ready for the World.
Yoonmi Nam. Lawrence, Kansas
Lecture: Thursday April 11, 7pm, AA109
"I use images of man-made structures in transition as a metaphor to communicate transience and impermanence, and perhaps our desire for permanence and immortality. They are either in the process of being torn down, built up, or simply in some kind of a state of change. It may be due to time, neglect, development, or forces of nature. They are drawn from the everyday environment I observe in my surroundings. I am using this imagery as a metaphor for myself as a person and an artist."
Artist Yoonmi Nam received her MFA in painting and printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently teaches at the University of Kansas. Her art has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and in many group shows abroad including Japan, Korea, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Paraguay and Scotland. Nam recently completed a Mokuhanga residency at MI-Lab in Japan, and the Frans Masereel Centrum Residency in Belgium. Nam has also been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center of Johnson VT, Nagasawa Art Park of Awaji City Japan, and the Kala Art Institute of Berkley CA. During her visit she will work with students and faculty on a project in the UTK Print Workshop. Her visit is sponsored by the UT Print Club.
Jim Moran, Museum Director of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Lecture: Thursday March 14th, 5:30pm, in the UC Auditorium
Moran runs letterpress workshops, archives the collection and maintains the museum on a daily basis. Previously he had volunteered at Hamilton and donated presses and equipment from his Green Bay, Wisconsin, printing firm, Moran's Quality Print Shop, where he worked as apprentice, pressman, partner and owner with his father and grandfather for over 35 years. His visit sponsored by the Visual Arts Committee.
October 24-26: Jeffrey Vallance
Lecture: Thursday October 25, 7pm, AA109
Jeffrey Vallance has presented exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world, including Dakar, Senegal; Reykjavik, Iceland; Z�rich, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; Paris, France; Mexico City, Mexico; Amsterdam and Middelburg, Holland; Vienna, Austria; Sydney and Tasmania, Australia; Stockholm, Sweden; London, England; and Athens, Greece. Vallance was host of MTV's The Cutting Edge in 1983 and has appeared on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman. In 2004, Vallance received the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation award for installation art. He received a B.A. degree from California State University, Northridge. In 1981, he earned an M.F.A. from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. Jeffrey Vallance's work blurs the lines between object making, installation, performance, curating and writing. Critics have described his work as an indefinable cross-pollination of many disciplines. He currently teaches at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. His visit is sponsored by the UT School of Art.
Photo: "Jeffrey Vallance Spirit Photo"
October 8-10: Nicola Lopez
Lecture: Wed. October 10, 7pm, Hodges Library Auditorium
Born in Santa Fe, NM, Nicola L�pez currently lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches at Bard College in upstate NY. Through her work in printmaking, drawing and installation, L�pez describes and reconfigures our contemporary�primarily urban�landscape. Her interest in describing "place" stems from time spent working and traveling in different landscapes and cultures and from her undergraduate studies as an anthropology major at Columbia University, where she received her BA and to which she later returned for an MFA in Visual Arts. She has received support for her work through a 2005 NYFA Fellowship in Drawing/Printmaking/Book Arts and a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant, among others. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally: it been included in group exhibitions at museums including MoMA in NY, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in LA, the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, the Denver Art Museum in Denver, CO and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. During her visit he will work with students and faculty on a project in the UTK Print Workshop. Her visit is sponsored by the UTK Print Club.
Photo: "Landscape X � Under Construction," woodblock printed and mixed media installation at the Guggenheim Museum, 2011.
September 3-7, 2012: Fred Hagstrom
Lecture: Thursday September 6, 7pm, AA109
Fred Hagstrom is the Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art at Carleton College, where he has taught since 1984. He teaches printmaking, drawing and book arts, and also leads trips for students to Australia and New Zealand. His BA is from Hamline University, and his MFA is from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also studies with S.W. Hayter at Altelier 17. His work is When I First Arrived in Baghdad included in the collections of museums such as the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and his books are in special collections at Universities across the country. Much ofHagstrom's prints and books have involved social issues: ecological, historical, and cultural. His lecture will focus on two of his recent book projects, both of which address issues of war and society. During his visit he will work with students and faculty on a project in the UTK Print Workshop. His visit is sponsored by the UTK School of Art, The Center for the Study of War and Society and the Haines Morris Endowment.
Photo: "When I First Arrived in Baghdad," screenprinted book in collaboration with Stan Honda, 2011.
April 2-5, 2012: Michael Barnes
Lecture: Thursday April 4, 7pm, AA109
Michael Barnes is an Associate Professor of Art and coordinator of graduate studies at the Northern Illinois University School of Art. He received his MFA degree from the University of Iowa in 1996. Some of his recent awards include the Brita Prinz � Carmen Arozena Award � Honorific Mention in 2010; Anchor Graphics Artist-in-Residence, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, 2009; Illinois Arts Council Frans Maserell Centrum Residency, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2007;.and a Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, 3 Month Residency, Omaha, Nebraska, 2006. His work is in over 20 public collections in the US and abroad including the Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia; Mary and Leigh Block Art Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; and the Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium. During his visit he will work on a collaborative project with students and faculty in printmaking. His visit is sponsored by the UT Print Club.
Photo: "Mocking the Omen."Lithograph, 15" x 12", 2010
February 13-17, 2012: Karen Kunc
Lecture: Thursday February 16, 7pm, AA109
Karen Kunc, has been making unique bookworks and limited editioned artists books for over 25 years. Kunc lives and works in Nebraska where she is Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her MFA from Ohio State University in 1977 and her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1975. Kunc's works are represented in many public and private collections, including: the Museum of Modern Art (NY); the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Walker Art Center Library; Allen Library of the University of Washington; the New York Public Library; the Marriott Library, University of Utah; Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison; the National Art Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Kunc was recognized as the 2007 Printmaker Emeritus by the Southern Graphics Council Conference, and she received the Sally R. Bishop Faculty Fellowship from the Center for Book Art in 2005. During her visit she will work on a collaborative project with students and faculty in printmaking. Her visit is sponsored by the UT Print Club.
Photo: "Song of the Lark," woodcut, 29 x 29 inches.
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