Printmaker Chen presents a public lecture Sept. 29
calendar icon23 Sep 2016
Lincoln, Neb.--Printmaker Phillip Chen will present the next lecture of the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15 on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Chen’s prints have been exhibited in numerous locations nationally and internationally and are held in public collections that include the Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago and San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts. He has traveled extensively as a visiting artist and served as an evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, College Art Association and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Chen is a professor of drawing and printmaking at Drake University. His image making has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, Iowa Arts Council and Louis B. Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
The Under Pressure Print Club is providing primary sponsorship for Chen’s visit to UNL.
The School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to UNL 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. Every visiting artist or scholar gives at least one major lecture that is free and open to the public.
The remaining lectures in the series this Fall include:
• Ron Jude, photography, on Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Sheldon Museum of Art’s auditorium. Presented in conjunction with the Sheldon Museum of Art, Jude’s lecture is titled “Those are not mountains you see.” Jude will discuss the dubious empirical and storytelling assumptions we make about photographic images, his sleight-of-hand influence on these expectations and how this strategy employs narrative as an artificial container for an engagement with the poetics of experience.
• Iva Gueorguieva, painting and sculpture, on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. She lives and works in Los Angeles and received her Master of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.
• Radha Pandey, papermaker and letterpress printer, on Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Pandey earned her Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship.
• Priya Kambli, photography, on Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Kambli’s work is rooted in her fascination in the intersection between her parents’ lives in India and her own in the U.S. For Kambli, photography is a means to bridge the gap between two cultures, come to terms with the effects of displacement and to illuminate connections between the past and the present.
• Chris Gustin and Gerit Grimm, ceramics, on Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Their visit is sponsored primarily by the UNL Clay Club. Gustin is one of the leading ceramists of his generation with more than 40 solo exhibitions at leading institutions and galleries throughout the world. Grimm is assistant professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.
Additional artists may be added to the schedule. Visit https://go.unl.edu/63pf for updates.