MFA Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Charles Long
Jun 25 2012 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Part of the MFA Program in Studio Art's 18th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists and curators.
Charles Long BFA '81 (Painting) is an internationally exhibited artist with over thirty solo shows at such venues as Site Santa Fe, St. Louis Art Museum; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Sperone Gallery, Rome; London Projects, UK and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in NYC.
He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Grants, two Pollock-Krasner Grants and a Louis Comfort Tiffany grant. His work has been included in many significant museum exhibitions such as the 1997 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art New York; Open Ends, The Museum of Modern Art; NYC. Performance Anxiety, MCA, Chicago and Happiness, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
Long's sculptures have explored the abstract autonomous art object as a psychological investigation into the nature self and others and have been made from diverse media such as coffee grounds, rubber and hair from Abraham Lincoln. He has collaborated with pop musicians such as Stereolab, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo and with the renowned choreographer Merce Cunningham.
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