Ceramist Candice Methe is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist

Candice Methe, Beaked Pouring Unit, 2020.
Candice Methe, Beaked Pouring Unit, 2020.

Ceramist Candice Methe is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist

calendar icon21 Feb 2024    

Candice Methe
Candice Methe

Lincoln, Neb.—Candice Methe, a full-time studio artist and educator living and working in western North Carolina, will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lecture on Wednesday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students. 

Methe has been working in clay for 25 years. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics and art history from Northern Arizona University, she went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the University of Minnesota. 

During her career, she has been a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Red Lodge Clay Center and Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation. She has exhibited her artworks nationally and internationally and has pieces in many private and public collections.

Most recently, she has made a home for herself in western North Carolina, where she works in a 200-square-foot studio that clings to the side of a mountain high up in the trees.

The remaining lectures in the series are:
• March 20: Roberto Tejada. A translator, editor, essayist, art historian and cultural critic, Tejada is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston. He was awarded The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Poetry in 2021.

• March 27: Isabel Barbuzza. Barbuzza is professor in the sculpture and intermedia program in the University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History. As a sculptor, she works in installations, objects and site-specific; she is interested in the power of materiality and the narratives that accompany them.

• April 10: Kim Dorland. Dorland lives and works in Toronto. He pushes the boundaries of painted representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place. He has exhibited globally.

• April 24: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist working primarily in painting, public art and multimedia installation. She is a Forbes Under 30 lister, a Mellon Foundation fellow, and in 2018, she became the inaugural Public Artist in Residence for the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

Each lecture takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. 

Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations. 

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522 or e-mail schoolaahd@unl.edu.