Designer Kristian Bjørnard presents the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture April 14
calendar icon07 Apr 2021
Lincoln, Neb.—Baltimore-based designer Kristian Bjørnard will present the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. His lecture is presented by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Access the lecture at https://unl.zoom.us/j/95602330213.
Bjørnard is an educator, designer, sustainabilitist and open-sourcerer. He works at the nexus of visual communication, the public domain, climate change and technology. He holds an MFA in Graphic Design from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) and a BA in Studio Art from Kalamazoo College.
In his spare time, Bjørnard dabbles in permaculture farming and attempts to make an old stone house, where he lives with his wife and children, energy efficient.
In 2005, he created The Office of Kristian Bjørnard, a print, web and letterpress studio currently located in Baltimore. It is staffed by Bjørnard, along with a rotating cast of friends, grad-school colleagues, writers, photographers and remote programmers. Their goal is true sustainability, not just environmental sustainability.
To learn more or see more of his work, visit https://www.ookb.co.
The remaining spring schedule for the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series includes:
• April 21: Annette Lawrence, 5:30 p.m. Lawrence recently retired as professor of studio art in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. She will be a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont from 2021-2023.
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.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.