Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Series begins Sept. 15
calendar icon31 Aug 2016Lincoln, Neb.--Photographer Deborah Luster and Ceramist Shoko Teruyama will give consecutive public lectures as the first speakers in the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Westbrook Music Building Rm. 119 on the University of Nebraska city campus.
The Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series of the School of Art, Art History & Design brings notable artists, scholars and designers to campus each semester to enhance the education of students.
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. Every visiting artist or scholar gives at least one major lecture that is free and open to the public.
Luster and Teruyama are jurors for the Nebraska National Exhibition on display in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall in September.
Luster uses photography, installation and text to investigate her ongoing relationship with violence and its consequences. Luster’s work has been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, among other venues.
Luster’s awards include the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize for Documentary Photography from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award and the John Guttman Award.
Teruyama grew up in Mishima, Japan. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and taught elementary school before coming to the United States to study art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1997. She received her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics in 2005 from Wichita State University and finished a three-year residency at the Penland School of Crafts in 2008. She is currently a studio artist in Alfred, New York.
Teruyama’s handbuilt work is made of earthenware with white slip and sgraffito decoration. She makes boxes, intimate bowls, and small plates for precious objects. Her work is inspired by sacred spaces and ceremonial objects that are part of daily living in Japan. She regularly exhibits and teaches workshops at top ceramics venues, and she has been a contributor to Ceramics Monthly magazine.
The remaining lectures in the series this Fall include:
• Nicole Pietrantoni, printmaking, on Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Pietrantoni is also a juror for the Nebraska National Exhibition.
• Phillip Chen, printmaking, on Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Chen is professor of drawing and printmaking at Drake University.
• Ron Jude, photography, on Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Sheldon Museum of Art’s auditorium. Presented in conjunction with the Sheldon Museum of Art, Jude’s lecture is titled “Those are not mountains you see.” Jude will discuss the dubious empirical and storytelling assumptions we make about photographic images, his sleight-of-hand influence on these expectations and how this strategy employs narrative as an artificial container for an engagement with the poetics of experience.
• Iva Gueorguieva, painting and sculpture, on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. She lives and works in Los Angeles and received her Master of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.
• Radha Pandey, papermaker and letterpress printer, on Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Pandey earned her Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship.
• Priya Kambli, photography, on Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Kambli’s work is rooted in her fascination in the intersection between her parents’ lives in India and her own in the U.S. For Kambli, photography is a means to bridge the gap between two cultures, come to terms with the effects of displacement and to illuminate connections between the past and the present.
• Chris Gustin and Gerit Grimm, ceramics, on Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Their visit is sponsored primarily by the UNL Clay Club. Gustin is one of the leading ceramists of his generation with more than 40 solo exhibitions at leading institutions and galleries throughout the world. Grimm is assistant professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.
Additional artists may be added to the schedule. Visit https://go.unl.edu/63pf for updates.