MFA Summer Lecture Series: Gerard Brown & Astrid Bowlby

CBS Auditorium

The MFA in Studio Art program presents its 19th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists, faculty and alumni. June 24 - August 14. For more information, contact MFA Program Director Erin Boyle at or MFA Program Coordinator Gwendolyn Kurtz at

Astrid Bowlby (work pictured left) makes drawings, sculptures and installations. She received an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a BFA from the University of Southern Maine. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Art Students League. She is currently a visiting critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Bowlby has received Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships for both works on paper and sculpture/installation, as well as a Leeway Award for Excellence and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. She has exhibited her work in many venues including the Drawing Center, Portland Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Bates College Museum of Art and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Her work is in numerous collections including the Arkansas Art Center, the Progressive Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Colby College Museum of Art, Bates College Museum of Art, New York Public Library, and the Brodsky Center for Innovative Print and Paper at Rutgers University. She is represented by Gallery Joe in Philadelphia and Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston.

Gerard Brown (work pictured right) is a painter and writer living in Philadelphia. His creative research addresses the uses of written languages and codes and their relationship to pictures. As a writer, he is concerned with the power of images and descriptions in shaping our understanding of and relationship to the world. He has exhibited his drawings at various venues nationwide, and has contributed essays to exhibition catalogs and scholarly books. He is currently an assistant professor in the Foundations Department at Tyler School of Art.

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