September 5, 2014, 5pm
Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center
Nathan Green was born in 1980 in Houston, TX and received his BFA in 2004 from the University of Texas at Austin. He helped co-direct Camp Fig Gallery from 2004 until it’s closing in 2006 and is a founding member and partner of Okay Mountain Gallery and Collective in Austin, Texas. Nathan has most recently shown his work at Art Palace Gallery in Houston, the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, the Austin Museum of Art, the Texas Biennial, Angstrom Gallery, Circuit 12 in Dallas and LVL3 in Chicago.
Nathan has also participated in Artist-In-Residence programs in Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Michigan, Illinois, and Dallas. As a founding member of the Okay Mountain Collective, Nathan has recently presented new works at Freight & Volume, New York; Prospect 1.5 New Orleans, University of Houston’s Blaffer Museum, the McNay Museum in San Antonio, Pulse Miami in both 2009 and 2010, Cress Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Nathan lives and works in Dallas, Texas and is Assistant Curator of Education at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
At the Birth of My Photography
September 25, 2014, 5pm
President’s Hall (next to the Sample Gates in Franklin Hall
Miyako Ishiuchi was born in Gunma Prefecture and raised in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. Taking up photography at the age of twenty-eight, Ishiuchi was mentored by, and then worked alongside, Shomei Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama.
Recently, Ishiuchi was awarded the 2014 Hasselblad Award the highest international achievement in photography, the 4th Kimura Ihei Memorial Photography Award in 1979, the 15th Domestic Photographer Award (part of the Higashikawa Prize) in 1999, the 11th Shashin-no-kai Award and the Photographic Society of Japan Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. In 2005, she represented Japan at the Venice Biennale, where she showed her work “Mother’s – traces of the future.” In 2008, Ishiuchi published a photo book titled hiroshima and showed the same in the ひろしま/hiroshima: strings of time exhibition at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2009, She also received the 50th Mainichi Art Award and was invited to participate in the Third ICP Triennial at the International Center of Photography in New York. Recently, Ishiuchi’s photographs was included in the Transformed Visions at the Tate Modern in London, her solo exhibition is opening at the Andrew Roth Gallery in NYC from September 18th, 2014 and 2014 Hasselblad Award Winner, will open on November 7th, 2014 at the Hasselblad Center in the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden. In 2015, the Paul Getty Museum will mount the Miyako Ishiuchi retrospective exhibition curated by Amanda Maddox.
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September 26, 2014, 5pm
Hilary Harkness is among the most accomplished living figural painters. Her paintings are recognized for their detail, complexity, and psychologically charged narratives. Distinctive aspects of her work include architectural cutaways, satirical description, and the use of large numbers of figures in imagined settings sometimes based on historical events. Hilary Harkness exhibits with the Mary Boone Gallery in New York City. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain, and the Deste Foundation in Athens, Greece and is in the collection of the Whitney Museum. Ms. Harkness has been featured in publications including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Interview magazine, and Esquire. She has taught painting and sculpture as Artist in Residence at Yale Summer School of Art and Music, and lectured widely at institutions such as Columbia University, Boston University, Yale University, Brandeis University, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. She also writes blog entries for the Huffington Post and the New York Academy of Art. Formerly a professional violinist, Ms. Harkness is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, where she studied biochemistry and art, and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art.
October 24, 2014, 5pm
Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center
Having practiced her craft for more than 50 years, Arline Fisch (San Diego) is one of the most respected jewelry makers in the field. Her work melds jewelry, sculpture, and clothing, and she incorporates the structure of textiles and fiber craft into metal-based pieces that are often inspired by ancient cultures and the natural world. Fisch is the recipient of numerous honors, including an honorary doctorate from Skidmore College, a gold medal from the American Craft Council, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Crafts from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and multiple Fulbright fellowships to travel to Uruguay, Vienna, and Denmark. She has been a trustee of the American Craft Council, a founding member and president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and a trustee of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and is represented in numerous collections and exhibitions around the world.
November 7, 2014, 5pm
Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center
Denise Markonish is the curator at MASS MoCA where she has curated the exhibitions Sanford Biggers: The Cartographer’s Conundrum; the exhibition Oh, Canada a survey of contemporary Canadian art; Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum (catalogue); Petah Coyne: Everything That Rises Must Converge (catalogue: Yale University Press), Inigo Manglano-Ovalle: Gravity is a force to be reckoned with (catalogue: D.A.P); These Days: Elegies for Modern Times and Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape (catalogue: MIT Press). Markonish also co-edited with Susan Cross the book Sol LeWitt: 100 Views (Yale University Press). Previous to her work at MASS MoCA, Markonish was the curator at Artspace in New Haven, CT. Markonish has also curated the exhibitions Mark Dion: New England Digs at the Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA; Past Presence: Contemporary Reflections on the Main Line at the Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA and The 19th Annual Drawing Show at the Boston Center for the Arts. In addition to her curatorial work Markonish has taught at University of New Haven, Stonehill College and the Rhode Island School of Design. Markonish opened three outdoor projects in 2011 at MASS MoCA by Michael Oatman, Stephen Vitiello and
January 30, 2015, 5pm
Ingrid Ledent was born in 1955 in Brasschaat (Belgium). She studied graphic art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (1973-1978), then specialized in lithography for one
year in Rudolf Broulim’s studio at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague (Czech Republic). In 1981 she obtained a Masters Degree at the National Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She has also attended numerous international workshops in different techniques.
Ledent has been professor of lithography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp since 1984. She has led lithography workshops at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turku (Finland), the University of Santa Cruz in Tenerife (Spain), the Academy of Fine Arts in Hasselt (Belgium), the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (Poland), the University of Tianjin (China), the printshop “Daglicht” in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and at the Frans Masereel Center in Kasterlee (Belgium). She was invited as member of a panel at the Southern Graphics Council conference at the University of Austin, Texas (USA) and at Rutgers University in New Jersey (USA) She has given lectures at the University of Shenzhen and Tianjin (China), the Artist Association in Tallinn (Estonia) and at the Association of Finnish Lithographers in Helsinki (Finland).
February 13, 2015, 5pm
David Shields is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Previously David was an Associate Professor of Design at The University of Texas at Austin where he served as the Head of the Design Program and as the Design Custodian for the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection. Before joining the UT Faculty in 2004, David lived in Brooklyn, NY, and taught at a number of institutions in the New York region including Rutgers, SVA, Pratt and University of the Arts. Shields holds a BFA from Memphis State University and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
In 2000 he partnered with Jennifer Elsner to form Viewers Like You, a full-service design studio that continues to provide creative consultancy for both graphic and editorial communications and specializes in branding and positioning of both start-ups and established companies.
David’s work has been published in Rethinking Design, AIGA Fifty Books of the Year, Behind the Seen: Studio Dumbar, and has appeared in periodicals including Eye, Emigre, and Print Magazine. His work is also included in the permanent collections of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
and Museum of Modern Art. David is currently focusing his research on 19th century typographic form and visual culture arising from investigations of Rob Roy Kelly’s American Wood Type Collection. He keeps a slow blog of his research at Wood Type Research.
March 6, 2015, 5pm
Anne Wilson is a Chicago-based visual artist who creates sculpture, drawings, performances and video animations that explore themes of time, loss, private and social rituals.
Exhibitions in 2014 include “Thread Lines” at The Drawing Center in NYC and “Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present” originating at the ICA Boston and traveling to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Wexner Center for the Arts. In 2013 Wilson’s solo exhibition “Dispersions” opened at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery and her work was included in the “Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber” at the Zhejiang Art Museum in China. In 2012 Wilson participated in the “Global Threads” exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, England. Her 2011 solo exhibitions include “Rewinds” at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery and “Local Industry” at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Her work has been included in numerous shows internationally. She was included in the “2002 Biennial” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and her solo exhibition entitled “Anne Wilson: Anatomy of Wear” was presented in 2000 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Wilson is the recipient of grants from the Driehaus Foundation, Artadia, the Tiffany Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council. Wilson’s work is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago and Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit. She is a Professor of Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
March 27, 2015, 5pm
Toni Dove lives and works in New York. Since the early 1990s, she has produced unique and highly imaginative embodied hybrids of film, installation art and experimental theater. In her work, performers and participants interact with an unfolding narrative, using interface technologies such as motion sensing and laser harp to “perform” on-screen avatars.
Presented in the United States, Europe and Canada as well as in print and on radio and television, her projects include: Archeology of a Mother Tongue, a virtual reality installation with Michael Mackenzie, Banff Centre for the Arts. An interactive installation, Artificial Changelings, debuted at the Rotterdam Film Festival, part of the exhibitions: ‘Body Mécanique’ at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; at the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University International Performance Studies Conference.
Dove will be the Hirshon Artist/Director in residence at the New School for Social Research in Media Studies 2014/15. Dove has received numerous grants and awards including support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Langlois Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The LEF Foundation, MediaThe Foundation, and the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts from M.I.T.
April 24, 2015, 5pm
Kevin Snipes was born in Philadelphia, but grew up mostly in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and did MFA work at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida. From there participated in several artist residency programs, including the Clay Studio, in Philadelphia and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, in New Castle, Maine he was also a visiting artist at Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge. After completing a yearlong Taunt Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation in 2008, in Helena, Kevin has continued on as a resident artist at the Bray until the January of 2011. Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Kevin has exhibited as far away as Jingdezhen, China. Kevin combines his love of making unconventional pottery with an obsessive need to draw on everything that he produces, creating a uniquely dynamic body of work.
The College of Arts & Sciences and the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts gratefully acknowledge Dr. Meredith McKinney (BA ’65 and MD ’68) and Mrs. Elsa Luise Barthel McKinney (BA ’65) for their love of the arts and for their generous support in endowing the McKinney Visiting Artist Series at Indiana University Bloomington.