We are very excited about the upcoming semester and all it has to offer. The College of Fine Arts annually hosts many intriguing lectures, performances and exhibitions from visiting artists, scholars and researchers who come from all over the world! These opportunities allow all interested in attending the chance to learn rich and valuable lessons. View the list of upcoming events below and mark your calendar. You won’t want to miss out!
Please join the Department of Art in welcoming visiting artist, Kalup Linzy, an American video and performance artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In 2003, he moved to New York to pursue a career in the arts. In 2005, his participation in a group show at The Studio Museum in Harlem and a project at Taxter and Spengemann Gallery in Chelsea, led to a review in “The New York Times” by Holland Cotter that opened with the statement “A star is born…”. Linzy went on to receive numerous awards, recognition, and opportunities. He has worked and collaborated with many well-known artists, celebrities, and fashion designers. Among them are James Franco, Chloe Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Liya Kebede, Leo Fitzpatrick, James Ransone, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Michael Stipe, Tunde Adebimpe and the band TV on the Radio. His work has been featured at numerous film festivals that include Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and Outfest. Read More >>
Join the Department of Art in welcoming Visiting Artist, Evan Garza, A Texas native, Evan Garza comes to the Blanton from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he served as Exhibitions and Public Programs Coordinator. In this role, he curated the critically acclaimed 2012 exhibition, Something Along Those Lines, featuring the work of Adel Abdessemed, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Fred Sandback, and others. In 2013, Garza co-curated PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the first major museum exhibition in the country to examine sculptural and performative forms of painting. Garza is also the co-founder and assistant director of the Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR), the first residency program in the United States exclusively for emerging LGBTQ artists. At FIAR, he worked with artists including Nayland Blake, Amy Sillman, Jim Hodges, and Mickalene Thomas and expanded a self-funded project into the fastest-growing residency program in the U.S. In 2014, he was appointed Commissioner of the Boston Art Commission at the discretion of Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
Del Harrow is a conceptual sculptor and ceramic artist from Portland, OR. His work – consisting of site-specific installations, sculptures, and limited edition objects – explores themes such as: the historical practice and mythologies of individual “Modern” Artists, verbal and visual systems of abstraction, and the visual experience of images in relation to the physical experience of objects. He uses ceramics and the idea of “media specific practice” as a kind of conceptual pivot point – a point of reference – from which to address specific subjects, and the idea of complexity in general, with a process not otherwise tied to any signature form. Harrow holds a BS from the University of Oregon, and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Penn State University. Read More>>
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts this fall for the exhibition Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again. In conjunction with the exhibition, an interdisciplinary panel discussion entitled “Changing Perspectives – Judy Chicago’s Birth Project” will include sociologists Anne Barrett, Prof of Soc, FSU & Dir of Pepper Inst on Aging & Public Policy, and Miranda Waggoner, Asst Prof of Soc, FSU, and representatives from the midwifery profession and from art history. The exhibition is from September 23 – November 13, 2016. Read More>>
Visiting artists and events provided by the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned for more information.