Fall 2009 Schedule

ART FORUM LECTURE SERIES

Department of Art & Design
Art Forum Coordinator: Patricia Lay
TUESDAYS 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Location: Montclair State University; Calcia Hall Room 135
Open to the Public; Admission is free

 



SEPTEMBER 15
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 HILARY HARKNESS: Painter.
Hilary Harkness was born in Detroit, Michigan and currently lives in New York City. Harkness received a B.A. from University California, Berkeley and an MFA from Yale University. She has had solo exhibitions at the Mary Boone Gallery in 2005 and 2008. She has also exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Harkness has had articles in Esquire and Art in America. She is represented by Mary Boone Gallery in NYC.





SEPTEMBER 22
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 CREIGHTON MICHAEL: Drawing.
Creighton Michael’s work explores the various facets of drawing from its material composition, its physical articulation associated with process/creation and its involvement with emerging patterns to its relationships with other marking systems such as notation, choreography and calligraphy. The results of these investigations are manifested in both two and three-dimensional formats. Michael received a M.A. in art history from Vanderbilt University and a M.F.A. in painting and multimedia from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a recipient of a Pollack Krasner Foundation grant, a N.Y.F.A. (sculpture) and a Golden Foundation for the Arts award in painting. His works are in various public and private collections including of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Brooklyn Museum, High Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, the Mint Museums of Art, and The John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation, Kansas City. He has had solo exhibitions at the High Museum of Art; Katonah Museum of Art; Vanderbilt University; the Queens Museum of Art at Bulova Corporate Center; Neuberger Museum of Art; University of Richmond Museums, The Mint Museums, as well as numerous galleries in New York City and throughout the United States. Abroad solo exhibitions have been in Copenhagen, Montreal and Reykjavík. Since 2005, he has been a Visiting Professor of Art at Hunter College in NYC.



SEPTEMBER 29
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 JANE HAMMOND: Painter, printmaker, multi-media.
Jane R. Hammond lives and works in New York City. Hammond studied poetry and biology at Mount Holyoke College before earning her BA in art in 1972. After studying ceramics at Arizona State University, she received her MFA in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1977, she moved to New York and began compiling images from instructional or scientific manuals, children's books, books on puppetry and magic, as well as charts on alchemy, animals, religion, and phrenology. From this collection she culled 276 images that functioned as her image bank for subject matter. Hammond's work "Fallen" was first displayed at the artist's one-person exhibition at Galerie Lelong in New York in March of 2005. The sculpture was accompanied by a wall text which read, "Each unique handmade leaf is inscribed by the artist with the name of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq. The exhibition begins with 1511 leaves." The work was acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2006 and on October 17, 2007 opened on display at the Whitney in a show of recent acquisitions entitled "Two Years." The artist has continued to update the piece. This current exhibition opened with 3786 leaves. Hammond has received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, New York State Council on the Arts Visual Artists Sponsored Work Award, National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship in Painting and the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Painting.



OCTOBER 6
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 KAREN SHAW: Collage, sculpture.
Karen Shaw received a BFA from Hunter College. Shaw has had solo exhibitions in New York City, Paris, Austria,Belgium, Germany and Guatemala. Recently, she was part of “Daughters of the Revolution: Women and Collage” at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery. Her work is in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Israel Museum, Princeton University, Yale University Art Gallery and Herbert Johnson University. She has received grants from NYFA and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She has lectured and been a visiting artist at Princeton University.



OCTOBER 13
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 [dNASAb]: Sculptor, multi-media.
[dNASAb] Holds a BFA in Sculpture and Mixed Media (1994) from Florida State University, Tallahassee, and has attended an International Summer Residency at the Experimental Television Center (2006), Owego, NY, where he worked with the “Wobulator” Nam Jun Paik’s pioneering video synthesizer. Recent 2007-2008 exhibitions include “Infosphere Aesthetics” a solo show at the Cress Galleries University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, “Video Art in the Age of the Internet”, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, “10 plus 10”, Marc DePuercherdon Gallery, Basel, Switzerland; and “Particulate” at LumpWest Gallery, Eugene, OR; and a solo exhibition at the Galleries at Peeler, University of DePauw, IN. Past exhibition highlights include “All Systems Go” (2006) curated by Marisa Olsen for Rhizome at Scope New York (2006), “Obscure Sexual habits of Wireless Data” (2005) one-person exhibition at Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA; and “Unframed First Look” (2004) curated by Cindy Sherman, Jack Pierson, and Adam Fuss, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY. a juried salon for emerging artists "whose work will be galvanizing the art world in the months and years to come" [dNASAb] has maintained a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1997.



OCTOBER 20
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 PHILLIP PISCIOTTA: Photographer.
Phillip Pisciotta was born in 1970 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and currently lives and works in New York City. After studying at the Maine College of Art, he earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 2003. At present he teaches photography at the Yale School of Art. Pisciotta participated in MOMA’s “New Photography 05” exhibition and the Silverstein Photography Annual in 2007.













OCTOBER 27
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 WAFAA BILAL: Installation.
Iraqi born artist Wafaa Bilal has exhibited his art world wide, and traveled and lectured extensively to inform audiences of the situation of the Iraqi people, and the importance of peaceful conflict resolution.Bilal's 2007 dynamic installation Domestic Tension placed him on the receiving end of a paintball gun that was accessible online to a worldwide audience, 24 hours a day. Newsweek called the project “breathtaking” and the Chicago Tribune called the month-long piece "one of the sharpest works of political art to be seen in a long time," and named Bilal its 2007 Artist of the Year. Bilal has exhibited worldwide including in Baghdad, the Netherlands, Thailand and Croatia; as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum and various other US galleries. His residencies have included Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California; Catwalk in New York; and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In fall 2008 City Lights published “Shoot an Iraqi: Life, Art and Resistance Under the Gun,” about Bilal’s life and the Domestic Tension project.



NOVEMBER 3
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 JULIE EVANS: Painting and Drawing.
Julie Evans is a New York City based visual artist with a focus on Painting and Drawing. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College in 1992, and has since shown her work extensively both here and abroad. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship to India and has received residency fellowships to MacDowell, Yaddo, Tamarind Institute, and The Millay Colony. Recent solo and group exhibitions include those at Julie Saul Gallery, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Jeff Bailey, Daniel Weinberg, and McKenzie Fine Art. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, ArtForum, The NewYorker, Art on Paper, FlashArt, and elsewhere and is included in over two hundred private and public collections. Evans is a frequent Visiting Artist and Adjunct Lecturer at many Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in the US, France, and India. She is represented in New York by Julie Saul Gallery. Evans will be discussing her work, and how Indian Art and culture have been the underlying inspirational force behind it, since here first visit there 12 years ago.



NOVEMBER 10
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 MARIETTA HOFERER: Drawing.
The German-born Marietta Hoferer received her MFA from the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, including most recently in "Apparently Invisible: Spring Selections 2009" at The Drawing Center in NYC and the 2009 Incheon International Women Artists' Biennale in Seoul, Korea. Last year she had her first solo exhibition at Galerie Mourlot in Manhattan. This fall she will exhibit her work for the first time at KunstBüroBerlin in Berlin, Germany. Hoferer has received more than 12 grants and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Edward Albee Foundation and others. Hoferer's work can be found in the permanent collections of the Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany, among others. Hoferer will discuss the process of her white, transparent and reductive work. She will also talk about building an artist career and the steps she has taken in the highly competitive NYC art world.



NOVEMBER 17
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 YORGO ALEXOPOULOS: Multi-media.
Yorgo Alexopoulos is a New York-based artist best known for his innovative use of new media and technology in the Contemporary art and film industries. He is a graduate of The School of the ArtInstitute of Chicago where he studied painting, film, and photography. His first solo exhibition was in 2001 at the Bronwyn Keenan Gallery in New York City. His artistic approach is visibly informed by techniques fine-tuned early in his career as a visual effects artist and animator in the New York City motion graphics industry. During this period he worked on several highly acclaimed films as a visual effects supervisor including The Kid Stays in the Picture, The Trials of Darryl Hunt, and The Devil Came on Horseback. All three films were official selections at the Sundance Film Festival. His computer-animated videos and digital artworks explore transcendental sensibilities and often blend Western and Eastern philosophical themes. Yorgo's work proposes and constantly reinvents a visual vocabulary influenced by astronomical images, religious iconography, scientific diagrams, and mythological symbolism.



NOVEMBER 24
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 ALLISON SMITH: Sculpture and Multi media.
Allison Smith received her BFA from Memphis College of Art and an MFA from University of Illnois. Smith has been the head of exhibitions for Gagosian Gallery (two Chelsea spaces) since 2000. She has exhibited at Crozier Fine Arts, the Sculpture Center in LIC, the Buia Gallery, Old Dominion University and The Phoenix Center for Contemporary Art. Her presentation will show samples of a range of installations and the behind-the scene work involved in large-scale art.



DECEMBER 1
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 MICHAEL MAZZEO: Dealer, gallery owner.
The Michael Mazzeo Gallery specializes in contemporary photography, works on paper and related media.



DECEMBER 8
Calcia Hall 135
2:30-4:20 MING FAY: Sculptor.
Ming Fay has exhibited internationally in numerous solo exhibitions, and his work has frequented important group shows throughout the world. Exhibitions have taken place at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, the National Academy Museum, NY, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China), Ramapo Gallery and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Fay has also completed numerous public art commissions including a suspended glass and steel sculpture for a residential lobby in Philadelphia, a large scale tree sculpture in Puerto Rico, sculptural benches for the New York City Staten Island Ferry Terminal and glass mosaic murals for the Delancey St/Essex St (F line) New York City subway station. Ming Fay was born in Shanghai in 1943 and raised in Hong Kong. He came to the United States in 1961 to study at the Columbus College of Art and Design and later at the Kansas City Institute of Art. Subsequently, Fay earned a graduate degree in sculpture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He currently teaches sculpture at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Fay is renowned for his unique two- and three- dimensional works inspired from nature in mixed media, clay and bronze.