Artist in Residence Lecture with Warith Taha, March 9, 2023
Warith Taha is the Artist in Residence at the University of Tennessee School of Art, Spring 2023. He is scheduled to present a lecture on March 9, 7:30 pm in room 109.
Warith Taha is a visual artist from Oakland, CA. Working primarily through the medium of painting, Warith creates work that addresses his Black queer relationship to time, space, and material. Warith’s practice draws from a diverse field of research ranging from abstraction to 90’s Black Inches Magazines, family photos to found domestic objects, self-portraiture to autobiography. These points of interest become anchors in his ongoing exploration of Black queer bodily visibility and absence. Central to Warith’s work is an imagining into how painting can be used as a tool of resistance against historical erasure and inaccuracy.
Taha received his M.F.A from Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia, PA. Warith is the 2020 awardee of Headland Center for the Art’s Tournesol Award.
This lecture will be available via Zoom
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When: Mar 9, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time
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As an active professional in the field, the resident faculty in painting and drawing is deeply engaged in a contemporary artistic dialog. The Artist-in-Residence Program enriches the student experience further by regularly bringing new artists from outside the university who are active in the contemporary gallery and museum arenas.
The Artist-in-Residence Program was initiated in 1982. Each semester an invited resident artist teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Painting & Drawing curriculum. The AIR program is highly successful in making a direct connection to the marketplace of ideas that surrounds art centers such as New York City, Chicago, and LA. The AIR invited to campus represent a spectrum of current sensibilities in painting and drawing holding sway in the art world today.
The AIR is integral to the core of the graduate student experience, and adds significantly to the vitality and vibrancy of the dialogue among faculty and students of the School of Art.