Arthur P. Williams Lecture: Timothy C. Ely

CBS Auditorium

The MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program presents the annual Arthur P. Williams Lecture featuring visual artist Timothy C. Ely.

Ely is a painter, graphic artist and craftsman who creates single-copy handmade artist’s books. His practice includes metalworking, leatherworking and woodworking. He exhibits in museums and galleries internationally and his work is included in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Library of Congress. Ely's work draws on Western and Eastern religious traditions, astronomy, particle physics, cartography, alchemy and sacred geometry. The work is evocative of arcane knowledge, secrets and cryptography, and time and timelessness. He received a BA from Western Washington University in drawing and printmaking in 1972, his MFA from the University of Washington in 1975 and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1982. Ely has taught drawing and bookbinding, specifically his “drum leaf” binding process, a technique he created for binding single sheets designed to suit paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and other materials.

The annual Arthur P. Williams Lecture is made possible by a generous contribution from alumnus Carl L. Steele '51.

Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

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