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Art Forum Welcomes Blane De St. Croix

March 15, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Location Calcia Hall - 135
SponsorDepartment of Art and Design, College of the ArtsCostNo cost, open to the publicMore Informationhttp://www.montclair.edu/arts/art-and-design/faculty/artforum/Posted InDepartment of Art and Design
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The Geopolitical Landscape

Blane De St. Croix’s work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, in solo and group shows at venues including: Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY; Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; The Land Art Biennial, The Mongolian National Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA; The Kathmandu International Triennial, Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal; The Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Future Arts Research, (F.A.R.), Phoenix, AZ; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Gasworks Gallery, London, England; Europos Parkas Sculpture Park, Vilniaus, Lithuania; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Art In Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C; and many more.

Additionally, his work is included in both institutional and private collections in the United Sates and abroad. De St. Croix has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Select awards include: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors; The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant; The Smithsonian Artist Fellowship; The West Collection Prize; The MassArt Alumni Award for Outstanding Creative Accomplishment; and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture. De St. Croix was educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (M.F.A. Sculpture) and Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts (B.F.A. Sculpture with distinction). He is currently an Associate Professor and the Head of Sculpture at Indiana University, Bloomington. De St. Croix lives and works in both Brooklyn, NY and Bloomington, IN. His work is represented by Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY. (above image: Dead Ice by Blane De St. Croix)

Art Forum is a series of lectures and presentations by artists, critics, museum directors, art historians, and curators. Through exposing students to the experiences of international artists and members of the global arts community, this course intends to introduce students to the creative process, different philosophies of art, and the role of art in private and public life.