Print media-based artist Richards is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecturer on March 8

Print media-based artist Richards is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecturer on March 8

calendar icon27 Feb 2023    

Kat Richards, “Night Crawler,” monoprint, 30” x 40”, 2022.
Kat Richards, “Night Crawler,” monoprint, 30” x 40”, 2022.

Lincoln, Neb.—Print media-based artist Kat Richards will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, March 8.

The lecture is 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.

Richards’ work primarily focuses on queer identity through metaphors of construction, deconstruction and indexical signaling. They pull from several print-centric influences, which visually manifest depending on the concept.

They are currently a visiting assistant professor in the printmaking area at the University of Arkansas.

Richards received their Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Tyler School of Art.

They have exhibited nationally and internationally in locations that include The Momentary (Bentonville, Arkansas), 550 Gallery (New York, NY), Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, Missouri), Ladies Room Gallery (Los Angeles), Mount Analogue Gallery (Seattle) and Commonweal Gallery (Philadelphia).

They have been a visiting artist among several institutions and organizations, including Women’s Studio Workshop, Parsons School of Design, University of Kansas, University of the Arts, and Hales Project Gallery. They have been an artist resident at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Vermont Studio Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, and Queer Materials Labs. 

The remaining lectures in the series are:
• April 5: Robb Hernandez, art history. Hernandez is associate professor of English at Fordham University and the author of “Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS and the Queer Chicanx Avant Garde (NYU Press, 2019). 
• April 12: Dan Witz, interdisciplinary. Witz is a Brooklyn-based street artist and realist painter and ones of the pioneers of the street art movement.
• April 27: Josephine Halvorson, painting. Halvorson is professor of art and chair of graduate studies in painting at Boston University. She makes art that foregrounds firsthand experience and takes the form of painting, sculpture and printmaking.
• April 27: Ryan Anderson, graphic design. Anderson has worked in the advertising industry for more than 25 years. He will present a workshop at 7 p.m. instead of a lecture.

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