MFA Summer Lecture Series: Angela Dufresne

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The MFA in Studio Art program announces its 20th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists. Held on campus, lectures will take place from June 25 through August 5 and are free and open to the public. For further information, contact MFA Program Director Cynthia Thompson at or MFA Program Coordinator Rebecca Jacoby at

Angela Dufresne was born in Hartford, Conn., to Polish, Irish, French and Italian Catholics in 1969. She was raised in Olathe, Kan., the town where Dick and Perry stopped in before they went on the kill the Clutters. She was the first of her family linage to get a college degree. She moved around prolifically, living in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Portland, Maine, Philadelphia, Rome, Provincetown, Mass., New York City (1998 – present) … because. Dufresne had various solo shows nationally and internationally, a project at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2006, and spontaneous shows a CRG Gallery and Monya Rowe Gallery in New York City in 2009 and 2012. She has been included in various group shows group shows in museums, including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Rose Museum, Mills College Art Museum, Richmond University Museum of Art, MoMA PS1 and numerous galleries. Angela teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and lectures elsewhere often. She has curated several shows and video screenings around the United States, including "Portraiture for the Silicon Enlightenment: (Fuckheads)"; "Negative Joy," a video screening at 443 PAS, New York; and "Available," a show about still life at Monya Rowe Gallery. She was a resident at the Fine Arts Workcenter in Provincetown from 2002 to 2004 and Yaddo in 2013.

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