20th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series Kicks Off June 25
Presented by the MFA in Studio Art program, this series features noted visiting artists
May 22, 2014
The MFA in Studio Art program announces its 20th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists. Held on campus, lectures will take place in CBS Auditorium in Hamilton Hall (320 S. Broad Street) or Connelly Auditorium in Terra Hall (211 S. Broad Street) from June 25 through August 5. All lectures are free and open to the public.
June 25, 12 p.m.
Often regarded as an experientialist, Lee Walton's work takes many forms – from drawings on paper, game/system-based structures, video and web-based performances to public projects, theatrical orchestrations and more. He holds an MFA in visual arts from the California College of the Arts and is an assistant professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Dan Walsh '83
July 2, 12 p.m.
Dan Walsh BFA '83 (Painting) is a painter, printmaker and bookmaker based in New York City. He is known for creating abstract paintings that employ linear geometry while at the same time subverting it with irregularly drawn shapes, inconsistent lines and a pervasive wit. Most recently, his paintings were included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
July 9, 12 p.m.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, David Page earned a National Diploma in Fine Arts from the Cape Tecnikon in 1986 and received an MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Awards include the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Award in 1996, 2007, 2009 and 2012, the Trawick Prize in 2004 and the University of Maryland’s Art for Peace Award in 2001. He teaches at American University and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.
July 16, 12 p.m.
Born in Hartford, Conn., Angela 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 teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and was a resident at the Fine Arts Workcenter in Provincetown, Mass., from 2002 to 2004 and Yaddo in 2013.
July 23, 12 p.m.
Garth Johnson is a writer, artist and educator who lives and works in Eureka, Calif. He is an assistant professor of art at College of the Redwoods. He has written for magazines like CRAFT, Readymade, FiberArts and Hand/Eye. His first book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, was published by Quarry in November 2009. Garth is also a curator, with two recent exhibitions under his belt.
July 30, 12 p.m.
Zoe Strauss is a photographer and installation artist based in Philadelphia. She was first known for "I-95," her annual one-day exhibitions of street photographs under the highway in South Philly. She’s had solo exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, among others. She is currently a visiting professor at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.
Jonathan Van Dyke
August 5, 12 p.m.
Jonathan Van Dyke is a visual artist based in New York City. His work has been reviewed in Art Forum, artforum.com, TimeOut New York, Art Papers, White Hot, The Buffalo News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ATP Diary and Artslant; a major profile appeared in Modern Painters. He 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.