MFA Summer Lecture Series: Jonathan Van Dyke

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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

Jonathan Van Dyke is a visual artist based in New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include “Oltre l’oblio” at 1/9unosunove in Rome, “The Painter of the Hole” at Scaramouche in New York (both in 2013) and “Traunitz” at Loock Galerie in Berlin in 2014. Major performances include the 40-hour works “The Long Glance” at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo in 2011 and “With One Hand Between Us,” part of Performa 2011, the biennial of performance art in New York City. His performance work and installation “Obstructed View” was commissioned by the Power Plant in Toronto as part of its 2011-2012 exhibition “Coming After.” His durational performance work “Cordoned Area,” made for the dancers David Rafael Botana and Bradley Teal Ellis, has appeared at the National Academy Museum, New York (2013), Vox Populi, Philadelphia (2012) and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2011). Van Dyke received an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College in 2005, attended the Skowhegan School in 2008 and in 2007, attended the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where he was mentored by the artist Paul Pfeiffer. His work has been reviewed in Art Forum,, TimeOut New York, Art Papers, White Hot, The Buffalo News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ATP Diary and Artslant; a major profile appeared in Modern Painters. His work has appeared in group exhibitions at On Stellar Rays, the Islip Art Museum, Y Gallery, Columbia University and PS122, all in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee; Luis de Jesus Los Angeles; Rutgers University New Jersey; University of Nevada; Texas State University; the University of Wolverhampton, England; and Exile Gallery, Berlin, among others. He has received grants from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation; has served as a resident at Yaddo, New York and at Qwatz Residency, Rome; was an Emerging Artist Fellow at Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; and was a Visiting Artist Fellow at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University and Kabbesholm Art Academy, Denmark, where he will also present a solo exhibition in 2014.

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