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Daniel DiCaprio

October 2, 2015, 5pm
Fine Arts 102

Daniel DiCaprio is the Assistant Professor of Metalwork and Jewelry at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received his MFA from East Carolina University. Daniel’s work in jewelry and sculpture combines traditional metalsmithing with wood carving techniques. Daniel is represented by Charon Kransen Arts in New York City; through this gallery he has participated in the SOFA exhibitions annually since 2008. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Japan, Korea, Italy, Spain and Germany. Publications include Metalsmith, American Craft and Ornament Magazine.

Edward Burtynsky

October 14, 2015, 5pm
Fine Arts 102

Acclaimed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky chronicles the human impact on nature in his disarmingly beautiful images of industrial landscapes around the globe. Shot from up to 7,000 feet above, Burtynsky’s painterly, often abstract images bring the scale of environmental devastation into perspective. Burtynsky began photographing nature in the early 1980s. His early works were intimate explorations of Canada’s unspoiled landscapes. By the late 1980s, however, he turned away from the quickly disappearing natural terrain. He realized this was the world that we were losing not the one we were to inherit. Instead, he reflected on his own experience working in the mining and automobile industries. Gradually he began to investigate industrial incursions into land with arresting results.

Edward Burtynsky’s works are in the collections of more than fifty museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Photographer’s Gallery, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Burtynsky was recognized with a TED award in 2005. In 2006 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He holds six honorary doctorate degrees and his distinctions include the National Magazine Award, the MOCCA award, the Outreach Award at the Rencontres d’Arles and the Applied Arts Magazine book award. Burtynsky lives and works in Toronto, Canada. In 2007, Edward Burtynsky was the subject of the award-winning documentary Manufactured Landscapes, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Burtynsky’s new film, Watermark, which he made in conjunction with award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Matt Bollinger

October 23, 2015, 5pm
Fine Arts 102

Matt Bollinger is a Painter currently living and working in Brooklyn NY. His work grew out of a childhood activity of making collage with hand made papers. He has since developed his process to include painting over the collage and then some. His work is layered in this way and he sees a nice fit between this process and reading and memory. The stratification of the paper and paint parallel the way memory retains and display images in the mind and how we read a book by turning pages. Matt calls himself a voracious reader and daydreamer and it is from these sources that he not only finds his characters but also his passion for the painting. He sees his work as the manifestations of mental experience. Matt graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA with Honors in 2007. He is represented by Zurcher Studio in NY and in Paris. Through this gallery and others he has had seven solo shows since 2007. His work has also been exhibited in group exhibitions NYC, Paris, Philadelphia, Provincetown MA, San Francisco and he will be in an exhibit in Berlin later this year. He was a Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center for two years in Provincetown and has a video interview on Gorky’s Granddaughter.

Rachel de Joode

November 6, 2015, 5pm
Fine Arts 102

Rachel de Joode (b. 1979, The Netherlands) lives and works in Berlin. Studied time-based arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. De Joode s currently a visiting scholar at the University of Cincinnati, OH (2014-15). Solo exhibitions include: Soft Inquiry, K A N S A S, New York (2015); The Matter Of It Being A Stone, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow (2014); The Molten Inner Core, Neumeister Bar-Am, Berlin (2014); Dust Skin Matter, Diablo Rosso, Panama City (2013); The Hole and the Lump, Interstate Projects, New York (2013); Real Things – Explorations in Three Dimensions, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas (2012). Group exhibitions include: The Stanley Parable, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels; The New Beauty of Our Modern Life, Higher Pictures, New York (2014); Surface Poetry, Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam (2014); Notes on Form, 032C Workshop, Berlin (2013);Open for Business, STADIUM gallery, New York (2013); Wobbly Misconduct, LV3 Gallery, Chicago (2012); Bad Girls of 2012, Interstate Projects, New York (2012); Life Is Very Long, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2012). She was awarded the Deutsche Börse Residency Program at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt (2013) and the Sculpture Space funded residency (2012), and a residency at LMCC swingspace program at Governors Island, (aug'13 - jan '14), New York, NY. Currently in the groupshow: COOL – as a state of mind at MAMO – Centre d'art de la Cité Radieuse, Marseille (2015) . De Joode is founder and art-director of online magazine Meta Magazine and founder and curator of the art auction house de Joode & Kamutzki.

Mark Dion

December 4, 2015, 5pm
Fine Arts 102

Mark Dion was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1961. He received a BFA (1986) and an honorary doctorate (2003) from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, in Connecticut. He also attended The School of Visual Arts in New York, the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program and is an Honorary Fellow of Falmouth University in the UK (2014).

The artist’s spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkammen of the 16th Century, exalt atypical orderings of objects and specimens. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Mark Dion questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society.

He has received numerous awards, including the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001) The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2007) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lucida Art Award (2008). He has had major exhibitions at the Miami Art Museum (2006); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); Tate Gallery, London (1999), and the British Museum of Natural History in London (2007).

He is the co-director (with J. Morgan Puett) of Mildred's Land an innovative visual art education, and residency program and think tank in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.

For over two decades Dion has worked in the public realm on a wide range of scales, from architecture projects to print project in newspaper. Some of his large scale pubic project include "The Amateur Ornithologist Clubhouse" a Captain Nemo-like interior constructed in a vast gas tank in Essen, Germany, "The Hanging Garden" a collaboration with the landscape design firm Gross Max in central London, which consists of a fire escape-like vertical garden and "Den" a large scale folly in Norway's mountainous landscape which feature a massive sculpture of a sleeping bear resting on a hill of material culture form the neolithic to the present. Dion also produce a large scale permanent commissions for Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany as well as for the Montevideo Biannale in Uruguay, The Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, Porthmeor Studios in St. Ives and the Port of Los Angeles.

Dion lives with his wife and frequent collaborator Dana Sherwood in New York City and works world wide.

Craig Kalpakjian

January 29, 2016, 5pm
Fine Arts 102

Craig Kalpakjian is an artist working in New York. From his early sculpture and installations through his seminal computer generated images and videos he has consistently addressed issues of technology, surveillance, architecture, and social control. Recent abstract works continue his explorations of spatial visualization. Using non-standard types of perspective, these large-scale inkjet prints present illusions of dimensionality that trouble the distinctions between inside and outside, artifice and reality.

He has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and Europe.  Recent exhibits including his work have been: Artists' Choice: An Expanded Field of Photography as Mass MoCA, 'Vertigo' at Joe Sheftel Gallery in New York, 'The Optical Unconscious' at The Gebert Institute in Switzerland; 'Drone-the Automated Image' in Montreal;  'After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age', at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; 'Entertainment' at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York; and 'The Evryali Score' at David Zwirner Gallery in New York. 

His work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art In New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris and was also recently featured in Blind Spot Magazine.

Sonya Clark

February 12, 2016, 5pm
Fine Arts 102

Since 2006 Sonya Clark has been Chair of the Craft and Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Formerly she was Baldwin-Bascom Professor of Creative Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds an M. F. A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art and in 2011 she was awarded their first Mid-career Distinguished Alumni Award. She also holds a B. F. A. from the Art Institute of Chicago and a B. A. in Psychology from Amherst College. She is the recipient of several awards including an Art Prize Grand Jurors co-prize in 2014, Pollock-Krasner Grant, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Residency, an 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, a United States Artist Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Musees d'Angers in France among others. Her work has been exhibited in over 300 museums and galleries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

Molly Hatch

February 19, 2016, 5pm
Fine Arts 102

Born in 1978, the daughter of a painter and an organic dairy farmer, Molly was raised to be creatively industrious—using her imagination and love of drawing to make everything from her collection of idiosyncratic ceramics to furniture to pen-and-ink drawings. Molly’s craft is finely honed, her designs whimsically literal and pop-culturally on-point.

Working from her basement studio, Molly began her career as a studio potter in 2008. Her formal education in ceramics, printmaking and drawing resulted in the development of her signature style. Making contemporary ceramics inspired by art history, Molly’s career as a studio potter quickly garnered a loyal following. In 2010, Molly launched her first tableware collection with great success.

Now, working from her studio in Northampton Massachusetts, Molly’s designs have expanded beyond tableware to a wide range of lifestyle products from stationary to quilting fabrics and more. With two forthcoming books with Chronicle and Quarry Publishers and collaboration with her agency Moxie & Company, Molly is actively building her collections of home goods to bring her modern yet traditional designs to the contemporary home.

Derek Besant

March 4, 2016, 5pm
Fine Arts 102

I was born in Canada but my family comes from London and Glasgow. I was originally studying GeoPhysics, but fell into Fine Arts finally. Everything feeds one’s artistic practice, even the mistakes. I was lucky coming out of University to be hired to design one of Canada’s biggest museums: The Glenbow was where I cut my teeth on working with scale, varied materials, artifacts and contemporary art. I produced the video for Christo + Jeanne-Claude’s Surrounded Islands Project for Miami in 1983, and premiered it at The Tokyo Video Festival in 1985. Recent projects include The 2015 Cerveira International Sculpture Biennial in Portugal, Solo exhibitions for Nuit Blanche 2012 in Paris, The Künstlerhaus Museum in Vienna 2013, The Brighton Phoenix Contemporary Art Centre UK 2012, and a feature exhibition for The Edinburgh International Art Festival Scotland 2015. In 2013 I won The Grand Prix at The Györ International Drawing & Graphic Biennial in Hungary which resulted in a solo image + sound project at the new MODEM Museum in Hugary’s second largest city, Debrecen. In 2008 I won the Grand Prix at The International Biennial Trois-Rivières Canada, and had one of my films premiere at The Portobello International Film Festival in London UK.

Jennifer Rose

March 25, 2016, 5pm
Fine Arts 102

Jennifer Rose is a Senior Designer at, she explores and identifies opportunities for empathy and responds to them through the design of products, services, and experiences. She leads teams on a wide-range of projects spanning user research, innovation strategy and interaction design.

Prior to joining the team, Jennifer worked in New York City as design director of a non-profit dedicated to improving the design and delivery of public services. She also worked as a designer at the New York office of Pentagram. Jennifer has designed projects for such diverse clients as the National Gallery of Art, Medicare, NYC Department of Education and PayPal. As a graphic designer, she has a knack for making research visual, tangible, and memorable in order to better understand complex systems. Her work has been recognized by AIGA, Communications Arts, and Graphis. Jennifer first learned visual design through letterpress printing, an art she still practices today.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Henry Radford School of Fine Arts at Indiana University.

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.