January 22, 2016

Spring 2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Pratt Institute
Nicole Eisenman, Northern California Potter Woman, 2015. Oil on canvas, 56 x 43 inches. Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York. © Nicole Eisenman.

January 25: Nicole Eisenman
February 8: Duke Riley
March 21: Pam Lins
April 11: William Lamson

All lectures: Mondays, 7:30pm
Free and open to the public

Each year professional artists are invited to give lectures at Pratt and conduct studio visits with our graduate students. The Visiting Artist Lectures are coordinated by two selected graduate students and overseen by faculty advisors. The goal for the lectures and studio visits is to provide our students with exposure to a wide array of artists working in a variety of fields at various stages in their careers.

Some of the past visiting artists include: Tom Sachs, Aura Satz, Leigh Ledare, Judith Bernstein, Dan Walsh, Kalup Linzey, Keltie Ferris, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Diana Al-Hadid, Mary Walling Blackburn, Michelle Handelman, Phoebe Washburn, Rashaad Newsome, Dora + Maja, Bryan Zanisnik, Nancy Grossman, Guido Van Der Werve, Carrie Schneider, Tamy Ben Tor and Miki Carmi, Peter Saul, Michael Berryhill, Wafaa Bilal, and Catherine Opie.

Pratt Institute’s Department of Fine Arts 2015/16 Visiting Artist Lecture Series was made possible in part by generous grants from The Robert Lehman Foundation and The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation. Additional support provided by Locanda Vini e Olii.

Nicole Eisenman                                                       
Nicole Eisenman is an artist whose vast body of work spans painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. She is the winner of the 2013 Carnegie Prize and has been included in the Whitney Biennial in 1995 and 2012. Recently Eisenman has had solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, the Jewish Museum in New York, Van Horn Gallery in Dusseldorf, as well as numerous group exhibitions including The Forever Now at MoMA. Eisenman is co-founder of the curatorial initiative Ridykeulous, holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has taught at Bard College. She currently lives and works in New York.

Duke Riley  
Duke Riley explores the struggles of marginal peoples who exist perhaps forgotten within larger encompassing societies. He looks at issues such as the tension between individual and collective behavior and conflict with institutional power. Riley is known for work that combines the seafarer’s craft with nautical history through drawing, tattooing, printmaking, mosaic, sculpture, performative interventions, and video structured as complex multimedia installations. Duke Riley got his MFA from Pratt Institute in 2006.

Pam Lins
Pam Lins is a Brooklyn-based artist working in painting, ceramics, and sculpture. Lins received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008, the David and Roberta Logie Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University in 2013–14, and participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Her recent solo exhibitions include the Tang Museum, in Saratoga, NY, and The Suburban, in Oak Park, IL. Lins holds an MFA from Hunter College, and has held teaching positions at The Cooper Union, Bard College, and Princeton University.

William Lamson
William Lamson is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice involves working with elemental forces to create durational performative actions. Since graduating from the Bard MFA program in 2006, he has produced site-specific installations for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Center For Land Use Interpretation, and Storm King Art Center. He has been awarded grants from the Shifting Foundation, the Experimental Television Center, and most recently he has been selected as a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.

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