Next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist is photographer Meeks
calendar icon20 Sep 2023
Lincoln, Neb.—Photographer Raymond Meeks will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 4 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.
Meeks has been recognized for his books and pictures centered on memory and place, the way in which a landscape can shape an individual and in the abstract and how a place possesses you in its absence. His books have been considered as a field or vertical plane for exploring interior co-existences, as life moves in circles and moments and events, often years apart, unravel and overlap, informing new meanings.
Meeks is a recent recipient of a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography. He lives and works in the Hudson Valley (New York). His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Bibliotheque Nationale, France; and the George Eastman House.
His recent solo exhibitions include Casemore Kirkeby in San Francisco and Wouter van Leeuwen in Amsterdam. His book Halfstory Halflife (Chose Commune 2018) was a finalist for the Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook of the Year Award. His most recent book Ciprian Honey Cathedral, was published by MACK in late 2020.
The remaining lectures in the series are:
• Oct. 25: Christine Hult-Lewis. Hult-Lewis is the interim pictorial curator at the Bancroft Library, the special collections library at the University of California Berkeley. She co-authored the award-winning “Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs” (Getty, 2011).
• Nov. 30: Terry James Conrad. Conrad is assistant professor and program head of printmaking at the University of Iowa and an Iowa Print Media Faculty Fellow. He also serves as the University of Iowa liaison to Frogman’s Print Workshops.
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 or e-mail email@example.com.