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  • Visitor Series: Luis Camnitzer
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    62 KAM
    5:30 p.m.

    The Work and Pedagogy of Luis Camnitzer

    Luis Camnitzer is an "artist, theorist, curator, teacher, and curator". Known for his conceptualist work and its integration with pedagogy, politics, and art history, Camnitzer will talk on his work and its critical intersection with all these topics.


  • Art + Design in the News Gazette

    UI paper shoes design testing was held at the Link Gallery on October 29, 2014.  See article and photos at:

  • Visitors Series: Linda Weintraub
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    62 KAM
    5:30 p.m.
    E(CO)nvoys of Life. A(RT)gents of Change

    Linda Weintraub is the author of In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Artists and Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art’s Meaning in Contemporary Society. She edited ANIMAL. ANIMA. ANIMUS with Marketta Sepalla. Dear Mother Nature at the Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz is the most recent exhibition she curated. She has presented lectures on contemporary art at University of California Los Angeles, American University, Colgate College, Indiana State University, Kansas City Art Institute, Minneapolis College of Art, University of Minnesota, University of Colorado, University of New Mexico, Arizona State University, Pratt, New York University, University of Massachusetts, Virginia Commonwealth, this is not a complete list.

    Linda served as the Director of the Edith C. Blum Art Institute located on the Bard College campus where she originated fifty exhibitions and published over twenty catalogues; and held the position of Henry Luce Professor of Emerging Arts at Oberlin College. Many of the fifty-five exhibitions she has curated, toured nationally and internationally and most were accompanied by book-length catalogues. They include Process and Product: The Making of Eight Contemporary Masterworks, Landmarks: New Site Proposals by Twenty Pioneers of Environmental Art, Art What Thou Eat: Images of Food in American Art, The Maximal Implications of the Minimal Line, Is It Art?, and Animal. Anima. Animus.

  • FALL 2014 MFA Public Critiques and Lecture with guest critic ELYSIA BOROWY-REEDER
    Public Lecture: Thursday, October 30, 2014
    5:30 p.m.
    107 A+D
    Public Group Critiques: Friday, October 31, 2014
    9:00 a.m.
    Building #5, South Studios

    Elysia Borowy-Reeder is the Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. A graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Initiate and the Yale School of Management certificate program, she received her Bachelorʼs Degree in Visual Arts from Antioch College and Masterʼs Degrees in both Art Education and Art History from Michigan State University. Her previous professional positions include Executive Director at CAM Raleigh; Executive Director of Marketing, Public Relations, and Graphic Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Senior Director of Communications at the Milwaukee Art Museum; and Associate Director of Marketing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She has curated and managed exhibitions at major art institutions, galleries, and fairs internationally.

  • Visitors Series: Coriana Close

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    62 KAM

    5:30 p.m.

    Electronic Hallucinations

    Coriana Close currently works as an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Memphis. She has a BA in Cinema Studies, with Honors, in Studio Art from Oberlin College, and an MFA in Photography from The University of Arizona. She has exhibited and lectured in universities and galleries across the United States. Her work has been noted in publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Athens News, the Chronicle Tribune, The Republican-American, and The Commercial Appeal. She is currently working with a video compositing technique she calls “video weaving”.

    Institution/Firm: University of Memphis

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