Visiting Artist Program 2014 - 2015
Presented by Southern Illinois University Carbondale - School of Art & Design. All Events Listed Are Funded By the Fine Arts Activity Fee. All Events Are Free and Open to the Public.
Steve Young Lee (Ceramics)
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Public Lecture: 7:00 pm
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Steven Young Lee received his MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004. In 2004-5, he lectured and taught at numerous universities throughout China. While there, Lee created a new body of work as part of a one-year cultural and educational exchange fellowship in Jingdezhen, Jianxi Province. He has taught at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, the Clay Art Center in New York and the Lill Street Studio in Chicago, and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. Lee is currently the Resident Artist Director of the Archie Bray Foundation.
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be "a place to make available for all who are seriously interested in any of the branches of the ceramic arts, a fine place to work." Its primary mission is to provide an environment that stimulates creative work in ceramics. The Bray is internationally recognized as a gathering place for emerging and established ceramic artists. Lee was hired as the Resident Artist Director in 2006, and continues the work of upgrading facilities for resident artists and expanding workshop and exhibitions programs. He also maintains an active studio practice of his own in Helena, MT.
Throughout much of his personal artwork, Lee embraces the irregularities and mishaps that generally are seen as making an object worthless. The artist often intentionally cracks pieces or fires them to the point of breaking. In some cases he carves imagery on the inside of the vessel as well as the outside, letting viewers know that they are actually supposed to be able to see the interior. Other times he fills in the cracks with a textured mortar that is then covered in gold leaf. Lee challenges the identity of the vessel as a functional object meant to contain something.
Steve Young Lee is a vessel maker who exhibits widely in the United States and abroad. His work follows a tradition of vessel making with a focus that is entirely different from the current faculty. He is also the Resident Artist Director of a prominent ceramic residency program in the United States that is widely respected and sought after by working artists in the ceramic field. Through his presentation (one on his personal work and one on the history of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts) and student critiques, he will reveal what it takes to be a professional artist / craftsperson within the field of ceramics today.
Dana Turkovic (Curator)
Monday, March 2, 2015
Public Lecture: 5:00 pm
Dana Turkovic is the Curator of Exhibitions for The Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri. She is also an adjunct professor in the art department at Webster University. In 2005, she received her Master of Arts from Goldsmith's College–University of London in curatorial studies. She has organized exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York, in alternative spaces in London and Oxford, United Kingdom and in St. Louis at Boots Contemporary Art Space, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Ellen Curlee Gallery, Schmidt Contemporary Art and White Flag Projects. She has written for publications such as Art US, Review and St. Louis Magazine. She will discuss his role as an artist, gallery director, and curator. Her lecture will be beneficial to students learning about professional gallery practice, professional art practices, publication, and the role of community involvement within the arts.
Previous '14-'15 VAP Guests
Karla Hackenmiller (Printmaking)
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Karla Hackenmiller’s recent research has been focused on the limitless and ever–evolving results of the thought process as it relates to the physical brain and its abstract outcomes. Her detailed artworks have primarily taken the form of linear etchings, drawings, collages, collagraphs and monoprints that have been exhibited internationally as well as across the United States. She has also delivered lectures and workshops at many institutions including the University of Kansas, Lawrence; Northern Illinois University, Dekalb; University of Utah, Salt Lake City; University of Miami, Florida; and Anderson Ranch in Colorado. In May 2013 she participated in an artist residency at the Original Printmaking Base, Guanlan, China. Her work can be found in the public collections of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Los Angeles, CA; Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT; Center for Book Arts, New York City, NY; Jules Collins Smith Museum of Art, Auburn University, AL; Chattahoochee Valley Museum of Art, LaGrange, GA; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; and Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ; among others. She has been a part of numerous invitational exchanges and has won honors for her research. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at Ohio University in Athens. Professionally active in her field, she has served as the Chair of the OU Printmaking Area and Interim Chair of Photography & Integrated Media, spent six years working with the Mid America Print Council (MAPC) and is the Vice-President for Outreach of the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI).
Scott Chaseling (glass)
Australian Artist Scott Chaseling is the SIUC Artist in Residence in Glass during the fall semester 2014. Scott is an established glass artist known for his unique approach to glassblowing including the ‘roll-up technique', experimentations with the murini-making process, and non-traditional fabricated glass installation. Chaseling brings years of teaching expertise to the students of SIUC along with his experience as a professional artist who travels worldwide with his exhibitions and workshop teaching. He has won numerous awards including Ranamok Award, Gold medal in Bavarian State Prize in Germany, and Australian Council Grant. He currently lives in Canberra Australia as an artist in Residence at the Australian National University.
Adam Mysock (Painting and Drawing)
A Senior Professor of Practice at Tulane University, Adam Mysock received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Art History from Tulane University in 2004 and his MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2007. He has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He was included in the 2013 South edition of New American Paintings. Most recently, Mysock has exhibited at Pulse Miami, Volta9 in Basel, Switzerland, White Linen Night at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Texas Contemporary in Houston, and a group exhibition, "Crescent City Connection," at the Dishman Art Museum in Beaumont, Texas. This spring, Mysock will present “The Jetsam,” a solo exhibition at VOLTA-NY, The work was reviewed/featured in Installation Magazine (Technological Parameters: Adam Mysock at Volta NY),and his series “A History of Missteps” will be featured in the first issue of Division magazine. In the fall of 2014, Mysock will exhibit new work in a solo exhibition at Munich, Germany's Galerie Andreas Binder.
Olivia Gude (Artist Educator)
A Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in 2014 Olivia Gude was awarded the National Art Education Association’s “art education article of the year” Manuel Barkan Award as well as the Illinois Art Education Association’s Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. Olivia Gude was awarded the 2009 NAEA Viktor Lowenfeld Award for significant contributions to the field of art education. Professor Gude is a member of the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education and of the Educational Advisory Board of the PBS series Art 21. Professor Gude was a member of the Visual Arts writing team for the Next Generation National Core Arts Standards, to be released in June 2014.
Olivia Gude has created over 50 mural and mosaic projects, often working in collaboration with community members. She has received many grants, commissions, and awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts grants for public artworks, an Arts Midwest Regional Fellowship in Painting, and a State of Illinois Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts. She is a Senior Artist of the Chicago Public Art Group and the editor of CPAG’s on-line Community Public Art Guide: Making Murals, Mosaics, Sculptures, and Spaces. www.cpag.net Her writing on community-based public art includes “Innovators and Elders, Painting in the Streets,” in Cultural Activisms: Poetic Voices, Political Voices and the book Urban Art Chicago: a Guide to Community Murals, Mosaics, and Sculptures.
Professor Gude is the Founding Director of the Spiral Workshop, a curriculum research project providing art classes for urban teens. Spiral Workshop curriculum is available on the Spiral Art Education website— spiral.aa.uic.edu and the National Art Education Association e-Portfolios http://naea.digication.com/omg/ Olivia Gude’s research focuses on developing new paradigms for visual art curriculum, including the articles, Postmodern Principles: In Search of a 21st Century Art Education, Principles of Possibility: Considerations for a 21st Century Art and Culture Curriculum, and New School Art Styles: the Project of Art Education.
In recent years, Professor Gude has united her work as a community artist and art educator by creating participatory spaces in which to investigate and re-invent the social practice of art education. These include organizing a Manifesta of Art Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2012) and a gathering of the Skeptical Assessment Society at Virginia Commonwealth University (2013).
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Notable VAP Guests from Previous Years
Terry Adkins, sculptor
Terry Allen, sculptor, singer, songwriter
Janine Antoni, performance artist, sculptor
Mel Chin, sculptor
Sue Coe, artist, illustrator
Arthur Danto, art historian
Donna Dennis, sculptor
Patrick Dougherty, sculptor
Joanna Frueh, performance artist, writer
Michael Graves, architect
Edgar Heap of Birds, artist
Dave Hickey, critic, writer
Robert Irwin, artist
Janet Koplos, critic
Eve Andree Laramee, installation artist
Katherine McCoy, designer
Judy Pfaff, installation artist
William Pope.L, performance artist
Alison Saar, sculptor
Joyce Scott, fiber artist
Robert Storr, artist, critic, curator
Mierle Ukeles, sculptor
The School of Art & Design gratefully acknowledges this funding.
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