Deadline extended to May 20th for applications for visiting assistant professor position in Graphic Design
A full-time, non tenure-track position has opened up in the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. The school is accepting applications for a visiting assistant professor in Graphic Design. The deadline has been extended to May 20th, 2013. Feel free to download the information sheet by following the link.
The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts welcomed Christian Patterson as the final speaker in the School of Fine Arts visiting lecture series. The lecture took place on Friday, April 19th at 5 pm in Fine Arts room 102. Christian Patterson (b. 1972) lives in Brooklyn, New York. His work is collected and exhibited internationally. His first monograph, Sound Affects, was published in 2008. His second monograph, Redheaded Peckerwood, was published by MACK in 2011 to international critical acclaim, nominated for the 2012 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards and won the prestigious 2012 Recontres d’Arles Author Book Award. Patterson is represented by Rose Gallery (Santa Monica) and Robert Morat (Hamburg/Berlin).
Textile artist Piper Shepard visited IU Bloomington on Friday, April 5th as the latest visiting lecturer. Her fascinating public lecture took place at 5 pm in Fine Arts room 102. Shepard holds a BFA in Fiber from the Philadelphia College of Art (UArts), and an MFA in Fiber from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Her work has been shown in the Helen Drutt Gallery and the Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Delaware Art Museum; the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Textile Art Centre, Chicago, IL; the Museum of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland, and the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery in Birmingham, England. Publications include Fiber Arts Magazine, Surface Design Journal, and American Craft Magazine. Telos Press has published a monograph on her work. She has received four Individual Artists Awards from The Maryland State Arts Council in Crafts. Her work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Since 1994, she has taught at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) where she is currently chair of the department.
The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts and the Indiana University Print Workshop welcomed visiting printmaking artist, Kathryn Polk. Kathryn gave a lunchtime talk on Friday from 12–1 in the Print Shop’s paper room (IU Central Stores is located at 11th & Walnut Grove). All students are invited. Kathryn Polk studied Fine Art at the Memphis Art Academy (now The Memphis College of Art) and Memphis State University (now The University of Memphis). She now lives and works in Arizona and teaches lithography workshops that promote a less toxic way to run a studio. Her lithographs can be found in permanent print collections and museums throughout the world in China, New Zealand, Korea, Wales, France and Argentina.
Hope School of Fine Arts assistant professor Rowland Ricketts honored with other Outstanding IU Junior Faculty
Professor Ricketts was among the recently announced Outstanding Junior Faculty being honored in 2012–13. The Outstanding Junior Faculty awards are presented to highly promising tenure-track faculty who have not yet achieved tenure. Those selected have begun to develop nationally recognized research programs and devoted productive time to teaching and research. Ricketts uses natural materials and historical processes to create textile-based installations. He trained in Japan in indigo farming and dyeing and he grows indigo and incorporates both the process and the dye in his work. He has been a member of the textiles faculty at the Hope School of Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2008 and earned an MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Visiting artist Julian Hoeber on campus March 29th to deliver a public lecture—Something about Perception
The IU Sculpture Guild and the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts welcomed visiting artist Julian Hoeber. A public lecture titled Something about Perception took place at 5 pm on March 29 in the Radio-Television Building, room 251. Julian was born in Philadelphia. He received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Julian lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He has shown nationally and internationally with recent shows in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, London, and Milan. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Hope School of Fine Arts welcomes visiting mixed media artist Aili Schmeltz who will lecture Friday, March 22
Aili Schmeltz will gave a public lecture titled Tomorrowland on Friday at 5 pm in Fine Arts room 102. Aili Schmeltz is a Los Angeles based artist that earned her MFA from the University of Arizona, holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and has exhibited internationally in cities such as New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. She recently had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Tucson, Arizona, and received the prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. Other recent awards include The Creative Capacity Fund Grant, The Durfee Foundation Grant and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. Schmeltz has been an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Sculpture Space, Babayan Culture House (Cappadocia, Turkey) and Takt Kunstprojektraum (Berlin, Germany). She is cofounder of the Los Angeles Art Resource, a website that serves as a forum for the exchange and sharing of comprehensive arts resources.
The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts welcomed David Norr as the latest speaker in the School of Fine Arts visiting lecture series. The lecture took place on Friday, February 22, at 5 pm in Fine Arts room 102. David Louis Norr was appointed Chief Curator at the Chief in May 2011. His first exhibition for MOCA, Inside Out and From the Ground Up, opened in October, when the new building opened its doors. Previously Norr served as Chief Curator for the Institute for Research in Art at the University of South Florida, which includes the Contemporary Art Museum, Public Art, and Graphicstudio, the largest studio-based residency program of its kind.
Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts visiting lecture series hosts printmaker and founder of bikini press international Jenny Schmid
The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts welcomed Jenny Schmid to campus on Friday, February 8th. Jenny delivered a public lecture, “The Pleasure Seekers.” Jenny currently lives in Minneapolis Minnesota, where she runs bikini press international and is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Department of Art. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and is represented by the Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington. Her work has been published by Cannonball Press, White Wings Press, Egress Press and Slugfest Printmaking. She has been a visiting artist at many schools, including The University of Kansas, The University of Wisconsin, Cranbrook Academy and Northern Illinois University. Her prints can be found in collections including the Royal Museum of Fine Art in Antwerp, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Detroit Institute of Arts and The Spencer Art Museum.
Visiting digital artist Sammy Cucher presents a public lecture, Poetics of Paradox: on the work of Aziz + Cucher
On Friday, January 25th, the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts hosted visiting digital artist and founder of Aziz + Cucher, Sammy Cucher. A public lecture, Poetics of Paradox: on the work of Aziz + Cucher, took place at 5 pm in Fine Arts 015. Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher have been collaborating on and exhibiting digital photography, sculpture, video and architectural installation works since 1991 and are considered pioneers in the field of digital imaging. Aziz+Cucher have exhibited their work in major museums and institutions, with exhibitions to their credit at such prestigious venues as the Photographers’ Gallery in London, the Venice Biennale, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, National Gallery in Berlin and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Throughout their artistic journey together Aziz+Cucher have explored their interest in blurring the distinctions between the human body and its environment, the exterior and the interior as well as the organic and the artificial, with often startling, always mesmerizing results.
Professor Tim Mather delivers his lecture, Intriguing, Frightening and Mystifying; Pre-Colombian Ceramics Decoded, at the 2013 Fine Arts Library Benefit
On January 26, 2013, the Friends of Art hosted the 27th Annual Library Benefit in the Fine Arts Library at IU. Tim Mather, Associate Professor of Ceramics at IU delivered a lecture which was enjoyed by all. Professor Mather’s free public lecture was titled “Intriguing, Frightening and Mystifying; Pre-Colombian Ceramics Decoded,” and was an out-of-the-ordinary take on the influence of Pre-Colombian artifacts on contemporary works of art. Unique ceramic plates handmade by an IU ceramicist and local artist from the Bloomington Clay Studio were provided to all ticket holders!
School of Fine Arts faculty member, Rowland Ricketts, honored with a United States Artists Fellowship
Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts Textiles area faculty member, Rowland Ricketts, was named one of 54 remarkable artists to receive a USA Fellowship from United States Artists (USA). The national grant-making and advocacy organization has awarded Ricketts an unrestricted grant of $50,000 each. Based in 19 states and originally hailing from many more, the 2012 USA Fellows range from 31 to 81 years of age and represent the most innovative and influential artists in their fields. Reflecting the diversity of artistic practice in America, they include cutting edge thinkers and traditional practitioners from the fields of architecture and design, crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature, media, music, theater arts, and visual arts.
Two images from Nakagawa’s Banta series are on display as part of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age. The show features 25 works from the museum’s collection and covers a range of time starting in the late 80s to the present. The show will be open through May 2013. Osamu James Nakagawa is an associate professor at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Read more in this Art at IU blog post by Bethany Nolan.
Natalie Hegert, ArtSlant Editor-in-chief and curatorial director for Your Art Here, visits Indiana University
The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts was pleased to welcome Natalie Hegert on Thursday, January 17th. She delivered her lecture, “The Art World(s): Mainstream to Multiverse”. Natalie was selected as the writer for the 2013 MFA catalog for the Hope School of Fine Arts. She completed her undergraduate degree from Long Island University’s Global College in 2007 with an area of concentration in Art and Social Change, where she wrote her senior thesis on graffiti and street art and its interaction with the urban environment. In 2009, Natalie was accepted into the MA program in art history and theory at Hunter College, New York, where her primary focus was on contemporary art, photography, and graffiti and street art. Her master’s thesis chronicled the first instances of exhibitions of graffiti art in commercial galleries in New York City from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. Natalie is the editor-in-chief at ArtSlant and serves as the curatorial director for the public art organization Your Art Here.
Graphic Design BFA & MFA students host designer & design historian, Paul Shaw, for a lettering & calligraphy workshop
Visiting designer, Paul Shaw, was on campus on Thursday, January 17th to discuss typographic history and letterform development with the advanced graphic design students. The students attended an all-day calligraphy and lettering workshop with Mr. Shaw. Paul has a BA in American Studies from Reed College and both an MA and an MPhil in American History from Columbia University. For three decades he has researched and written about the history of graphic design with a focus on typography, lettering and calligraphy. Currently, he is teaching calligraphy and typography at Parsons School of Design and the history of graphic design at the School of Visual Arts. He has led calligraphy workshops in the U.S. and Italy and has lectured widely on a variety of lettering and design history topics.