Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents two ceramic artists Oct. 30

Lauren Gallaspy’s “Line Break.”
Lauren Gallaspy’s “Line Break.”

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series presents two ceramic artists Oct. 30

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Sunkoo Yuh
Sunkoo Yuh

Lincoln, Neb.—Ceramic artists Lauren Gallaspy and Sunkoo Yuh 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.

Their lectures are Oct. 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lectures are free and open to the public. Their visit is co-sponsored by the UNL Clay Club.

Gallaspy currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is a studio artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics at the University of Georgia in 2005 and her Master of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2007.

From 2009 to 2012, Gallaspy served as co-director and owner of Trace Gallery in Athens, Georgia. In 2013, she was recognized by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts as an Emerging Artist in the field. Additionally, she was one of 25 artists awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant for 2012.

Gallaspy has exhibited nationally and internationally in more than 80 group and solo exhibitions since 2007, including in the highly publicized “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas and the “Beyond the Objects: The 72nd Scripps Ceramics Annual” in Claremont California.

Gallaspy was an assistant professor of fine arts from 2012 to 2015 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.

The ceramic sculpture of Yuh, who was born in South Korea in 1960 and immigrated to the United States in 1988, is composed of tight groupings of various forms including plants, animals, fish, and human figures. While Korean art and Buddhist, Christian and Confucian beliefs inform some aspects of his imagery, his work is largely driven by implied narratives that often suggest socio-political critiques. His current focus on type of architectural-scale sculpture and on pushing his medium to its limits of size.

He has exhibited widely and has received many awards and honors. He was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant; the Grand Prize at the 2nd World Ceramic Biennale International Competition, Icheon, Korea; The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize; and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation.

His work is in the collections of The Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea; the International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Oakland Museum of Art, and more.

Yuh is currently professor at the Lamar Dodd School at the University of Georgia in Athens, where he continues to learn and experiment.

The remaining lecture in the series is:
• 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.