Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series continues with papermaker Shannon Brock

Work by Shannon Brock.
Work by Shannon Brock.

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series continues with papermaker Shannon Brock

calendar icon08 Feb 2019    

Lincoln, Neb.--Papermaker and artist Shannon Brock will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 13 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.

Brock is art director of Carriage House Paper, founder of Gaptoothed Studio in Brooklyn, New York, and president and skater for Gotham Girls Roller Derby.

Brock formed her first sheet of paper in 1990 and has spent the past 28 years developing her techniques and finding new ways to manipulate plant fibers. She has taught papermaking throughout the U.S. and Australia and her pulp paintings and sculptural work are exhibited nationally and internationally.

She received her B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute.

The remaining lectures in the series are:
• Feb. 27:  Virgil Ortiz, ceramics. One of the most innovative potters of his time, Ortiz moves Pueblo pottery into a new era combining art, décor, fashion, video and film.
• March 13:  Leo Mazow, art history. Mazow is the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
• April 11:  Mary Pardo, art history. Pardo is an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. She specializes in Italian Renaissance art and art criticism.
• April 25:  Alexander Ross, painting. Ross is represented by David Nolan Gallery in New York. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship; a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award; an Art Production Fund Fellowship; Residency at the Musée Claude Monet in Giverny, France; and an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Tesuque Foundation.

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.