Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents three artists, scholars in March

Kristian Bjørnard's "Principles of Sustainability."
Kristian Bjørnard's "Principles of Sustainability."

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents three artists, scholars in March

calendar icon24 Feb 2020    

Josh Winkler, “the light of the green tunnel,” color woodcut, 20” x 16”, 2018.
Josh Winkler, “the light of the green tunnel,” color woodcut, 20” x 16”, 2018.

Please note:  The Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture by Kristian Bjørnard scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 has been canceled.

Lincoln, Neb.--Three artists and scholars will present Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lectures during the month of March at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design.

Each lecture takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lectures are free and open to the public. Printmaker Josh Winkler’s lecture is Wednesday, March 4. Artist Kristian Bjørnard’s lecture is Wednesday, March 18. And art historian Sabine Ladstätter’s lecture is Monday, March 30.

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

Winkler focuses on environmental issues connected to history and place. By combining personal experience with historic investigation, he builds landscape narratives that ask viewers to engage the social, political, and environmental contexts of their surroundings.

Winkler’s work is in public collections including Yale University, Hennepin County Public Library, The Yukon Archives in Whitehorse, Yukon, and The Quebec National Archives in Montreal. In 2018-2019, Winkler exhibited in British Columbia, Spain, Nova Scotia, and throughout the United States.

He completed a two-week artist residency on the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska, and a six-week residency at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Winkler is currently completing his second Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and was recently selected for an artist residency at the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum of Natural History.

Bjørnard is a professor of graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children in an old stone house they're trying to make energy efficient. He's made biodiesel, helped his wife run a vegetable farm, and is now converting his family's small yard into an orchard.

When he isn't sequestering carbon and free(ing) culture, Bjørnard designs identities; algorithmic tools; and books, magazines, and digital publications for a variety of clients. Whatever the output, he sees every project as an opportunity to create signs signaling sustainability. Bjørnard holds an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from MICA and a B.A. in Studio Art from Kalamazoo College.

Ladstätter studied Classical Archaeology, Prehistory, Protohistory and Ancient History at the Universities of Graz and Vienna with a Doctoral degree at the University of Vienna in 1997. Between 1997-2007 she held the position of Research Assistant at the Institute for the Cultural History of Antiquity at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She is currently director of the Ephesus excavations in Turkey.

Sustained by an interdisciplinary research approach, she is involved with economic and landscape archaeology, as well as with the documentation and preservation of archaeological cultural heritage. She is a member of the German Archaeological Institute, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the Archaeological Institute of Bulgaria. Guest professorships at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris (2016) Stanford University (2019) and Nanjing (2020) underscore her engagement in the fields of education and teaching.

The remaining lecture in the series are:
April 8: Brad Kahlhamer, painting. Kahlhamer lives and works in New York City. He is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City and Andréhn-Schiptjenko in Stockholm.

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.