Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents printmaker Wozniak Sept. 18

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents printmaker Wozniak Sept. 18

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Aleksander Wozniak, woodcut, 2017.
Aleksander Wozniak, woodcut, 2017.

Lincoln, Neb.--Aleksander Wozniak, a Poland-based artist, printmaker and teacher at the University of Warmia and Mazury in the city of Olsztyn, will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lecture this fall in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design.

Wozniak’s lecture is Sept. 18. Each lecture takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Wozniak works with students in multiple printmaking techniques, including stone and aluminum lithography; intaglio, both dry and acid techniques; linocut; woodcut; monotype; and mixed media.

Due to the nature of his work, his scientific background involves mainly artistic activities in the scope of printmaking, as well as projects in graphics technology.

In 2018, he completed an artistic project regarding creative imaging with drawing streams. The project involved a stay as a visiting researcher with the faculty of graphics at Tokyo University of Arts in Japan. The project resulted in the creation of an artistic piece that involved around 1,200 illustrations and graphics, which he presented during a solo exhibition at the Bureau of Artistic Exhibitions in Olsztyn in 2018.

His lecture will look at negative space and the issue of transformation in the process of composition in art and is based on his “Looking at Tokyo” drawing project.

The remaining lectures in the series are:
• Oct. 9: Dornith Doherty, photographer. A 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Doherty’s work has been featured in exhibitions around the world and in publications such as American Way magazine, BBC’s Focus magazine, National Geographic and New Yorker.

• Oct. 16: Suzanne Hudson, art historian and critic.
A Los Angeles-based art historian and critic, Hudson is associate professor of art history and fine arts at the University of Southern California. She writes on modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on abstraction, painting, art pedagogy and American philosophy.

• Oct. 30:  Lauren Gallaspy and Sunkoo Yuh, ceramicists.
These guest artists are also sponsored by the UNL Clay Club. Gallaspy is a studio artist in Los Angeles, who was recognized by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts as an Emerging Artist in the field in 2013. Yuh is professor at the Lamar Dodd School at the University of Georgia in Athens. His current focus is on type of architectural-scale sculpture and pushing his medium to its limits of size.

• Nov. 6: Sara Langworthy, book artist.
Langworthy lives and works in Iowa City, Iowa, where she maintains a private studio and is associate professor of practice at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.

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.

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.