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ARTSpeak is a project created at the Fashion Institute of Technology – it’s intended to foster a conversation about the constant interplay between art and life. ARTSpeak  consists of a number of different forums, including, but not limited to: A lecture series featuring distinguished artists whose work speaks about their own diverse lives, an FIT blog site where anyone in the FIT community can contribute commentary, and exhibitions of FIT student artwork.

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ARTSpeak 2015-2016 is an interdisciplinary program presented by the Departments of Fine Arts and History of Art.  This program has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.  The series is open to the FIT community and the public.

You can now watch videos on the ARTspeak blog! Go to the tab (at the top of this page) that says Watch Videos! and click on that. You will be able to watch a video of ARTspeak lecturer Nayland Blake giving his talk at FIT. Or just click here to get to the video: http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/kmc/preview/partner_id/483591/uiconf_id/6652122/entry_id/0_t8b1l82o/delivery/http

 

ARTSpeak Lecturer: Judy Glantzman

Artist Judy Glantzman will speak Friday, November 18, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at Fashion Institute of Technology, 27th Street and 7th Avenue.
ARTSpeak 2016-2017, presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art, includes a series of lectures on the theme of The Presence of Art History in the Mind of the Artist.
Judy Glantzman uses painting, collage, drawing, and sculpture to reflect her experiences and ideas through experimentation with materials and process.  She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA.  Glantzman has exhibited widely and is represented by the Betty Cuningham Gallery in New York City.  She is the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Anonymous is a Woman Award, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.  Her work is included in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Frye Museum in Seattle, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, as well as in many public and private collections.  She is currently a member of the faculty at the New York Studio School.
 This event has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.
Images of artwork courtesy Betty Cuningham Gallery, head shot courtesy the artist.
Judy Glantzman

Judy Glantzman

The Ride, 2008, oil on canvas, 40-1/4 x 58 inches

The Ride, 2008, oil on canvas, 40-1/4 x 58 inches

Forgotten Dreams, 2013, ink, acrylic, and graphite on paper, 30 x 43 inches

Forgotten Dreams, 2013, ink, acrylic, and graphite on paper, 30 x 43 inches

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ARTSpeak Lecturer: Alfredo Gisholt

Artist Alfredo Gisholt will Lecture about his work on Thursday, November 10, 2:30 – 3:30pm, in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, at Fashion Institute of Technology.
ARTSpeak 2016-2017 is an interdisciplinary program presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art that consists of lectures and a panel discussion on the theme of The Presence of Art History in the Mind of the Artist. This series is open to the FIT community and the public.
Alfredo Gisholt attended Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City and received his MFA from Boston University.  He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Dedalus Foundation Fellowship.  Gisholt has had recent solo exhibitions at CUE Art Foundation in New York City, the University of Maine Museum of Art, Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston, and the Recinto Project Room in Mexico City.  He currently teaches at Brandeis University, and lives and works in Boston.
The ARTSpeak program has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.
Alfredo Gisholt

Alfredo Gisholt

 

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ARTSpeak Panel Discussion: The Obstacle Race

On Monday April 18th from 6:30 -8:30 pm, FIT History of Art Professor Mari Dumett, will moderate a panel discusion including the artists Katherine Bradford, Maureen Connor, Julia Sinelnikova, Don Voisine. The discussion will take place in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre of the Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Avenue at 27th Street, New York City.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Panelists:

Katherine Bradford is a figurative painter living and working in New York, whose latest show was at Canada NYC on the Lower East Side.  A recent review by John Yau described her work as having taken “the unlikely genre of marine painting and transformed it into a densely packed, metaphorical realm.”

Maureen Connor is a visual artist whose work combines elements of installation, video, design, human resources and social justice.  Since 2000 she has been developing Personnel, a series of interventions concerned with the art institution as a workplace.  She is also known internationally for her work from the ’80s and ’90s, which focused on gender and its modes of representation.

Julia Sinelnikova is an FIT alumni, whose work has included sculpture and performances.  Since graduating she has been in group and solo exhibitions, been the recipient of awards and residencies, and managed a gallery.

Don Voisine has long worked with a reductive vocabulary of hard-edged, geometric abstraction painted in oil on wood.  For years he has explored the compositional possibilities of overlapping geometric forms.

ARTSpeak 2014-2015, presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art, includes a series of lectures and events on the theme, The Obstacle Race. The theme explores the difficulties artists face in today’s urban economic environment and the means of overcoming them.

There is also an ARTSpeak exhibition in the FIT Library: Perfect False, an exhibition of work by Fine Arts majors, curated and with texts written by Art History and Museum Professions majors. The exhibition is from April 8 – May 6.

These events have been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.ARTSpeakPanel-16m12

ARTSpeak Lecturer: Joyce Kosloff

Artist Joyce Kozloff will lecture about her work on Tuesday March 8, 2016  2:30 – 3:30 pm in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Avenue at 27th Street, New York City.

Joyce Kozloff was one of the original members of the Pattern and Decoration movement and an early artist in the 1970s feminist art movements; she was also a founding member of the Heresies Collective.  Beginning in 1973, wishing to break down the Western hierarchy between “high art” and decoration, Kozloff created large paintings that referenced worldwide patterns and juxtaposed ornamental designs over a large field.  Since the 1990s, she has used cartography and maps as a structure for her longtime passions: history, geography, popular arts, and culture.  Kozloff’s awards include NEA grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Her art is in numerous museum collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, MoMA, the Jewish Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of Art.  She is represented by DC Moore Gallery in New York.

Other ARTSpeak events this academic year include student visits to artist studios, a panel discussion, and an exhibition of work by Fine Arts majors curated by and with texts by AHMP majors in the FIT Library.

This event has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.

This event is open to the FIT community and public.

Detail: If I Were a Botanist  Gaza.

Detail: If I Were a Botanist Gaza.

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ARTSpeak Lecturer: Dread Scott

Artist Dread Scott lectures on Thursday, February 25, 1:30-2:30 pm in FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheatre. This is event is free and open to the public.

The ARTSpeak lecture series presents Dread Scott, a self-described revolutionary artist whose work often addresses economic inequality and race; the U.S. Senate once denounced his work and President George H.W. Bush declared it “disgraceful.” Scott works in a number of media as well as performance, and his work has appeared at MoMA PS1, the Whitney Museum, and BAM.

ARTSpeak 2015-16, presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art, includes a series of lectures on the theme of The Obstacle Race. The theme explores the difficulties artists face in today’s urban economic environment and the means of overcoming them. In conjunction with this series, students will visit artists in their studios, and an exhibition of work by Fine Arts majors and texts by Art History and Museum Professions majors will be presented in the FIT Library. This event has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.

 

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ARTSpeak Lecturer: Bruce High Quality Foundation

The Bruce High Quality Foundation lectures on Monday, October 12th from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, in FIT’s Pomerantz Center, entrance on the corner of 27th Street and 7th Avenue. This event is open to the FIT community and public.

The Bruce High Quality Foundation is a group of anonymous artists who use performance and other interventions to critique the institutions of the art world. They have exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, the Lyon Biennale, Lever House in New York, and had their first retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum in 2013. Their free school, the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, offers tuition-free courses during fall and spring semesters, hosts public programs and exhibitions year-round, and operates cost-free artist studio residency programs.

ARTSpeak 2015-2016, presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art, includes a series of lectures on the theme, the Obstacle Race.  The theme explores the difficulties artists face in today’s urban economic environment and the means of overcoming them. This series is open to the FIT community and public. Other ARTSpeak events this academic year include student visits to artist studios, a panel discussion, and an exhibition of work by Fine Arts majors and texts by AHMP majors in the FIT Library.

This event has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.

Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Apostles, 2014, Installation.

Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Apostles, 2014, Installation.

 
Bruce High Quality Foundation, Thank You New York, 2009.

Bruce High Quality Foundation, Thank You New York, 2009.

Bruce High Quality Foundation, Brucennial, 2012, 159 Bleecker Street, NYC.

Bruce High Quality Foundation, Brucennial, 2012, 159 Bleecker Street, NYC.

Panel Discussion: Outside Traditions with Brad Kahlhamer, Lauren Luloff, Amber Hawk Swanson

On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, 6:30-8pm, ARTSpeak hosts a panel on the theme of Outside Traditions, in FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphatheatre, 27th Street and 7th Avenue.

The panel discussion features artists Brad Kahlhamer, Lauren Luloff, and Amber Hawk Swanson.

This event is open to the FIT community and the public!

Brad Kahlhamer works with a range of media, from sculpture and painting to performance and music, to explore what he refers to as the “third place”—a meeting point of two opposing personal histories. He was the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 2006 and his work is in the Museum of Modern Art. Born in Tucson, Kahlhamer lives in New York City. More info. at his website.

Lauren Luloff is a Brooklyn-based artist known for her elegant syntheses of painting and assemblage that bring together a diverse range of influences and materials. She received her MFA in painting from Bard College and has exhibited at Marlborough Chelsea in New York, among many other galleries. More info. at her website.

Amber Hawk Swanson is a video and performance artist living and working in New York City. Her work explores issues of gender and sexuality at the shifting boundaries between the animate and inanimate. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her work has recently been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Denny Gallery in New York City, and Momenta Art in Brooklyn. More info. at her website.

The event has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.ARTSpeakPanel15m2

ARTSpeak Studio Visit: Dannielle Tegeder

On March 25, 2014, the artist Dannielle Tegeder generously opened up her studio in The Elizabeth Foundation to FIT Fine Arts students and faculty. She spoke about her artwork, her process, her life, and the connection between all.

Dannielle Tegeder is a contemporary artist who works with installation, animation and sound and is best known for her abstract paintings and drawings. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and maintains a studio at The Elizabeth Foundation in Times Square, Manhattan. She has exhibited extensively in the US and abroad and has received numerous grants and fellowships.

Dannielle Tegeder’s website: http://www.dannielletegeder.com/

Dannielle Tegeder, Transmission Music Contraption Machine Plan with Flowing Code, 2009-11

Dannielle Tegeder, Transmission Music Contraption Machine Plan with Flowing Code, 2009-11

Dannielle Tegeder

Dannielle Tegeder

ARTSpeak Lecturer: Oliver Herring

Artist Oliver Herring, speaks on his work on Monday, March 23rd from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, in FIT’s Pomerantz Center, entrance on the corner of 27th Street and 7th Avenue.

This event is open to the FIT community and public.

ARTSpeak 2014-2015, presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art, includes a series of events on the theme of Outside Traditions.

Oliver Herring work has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

More information and images of Oliver’s work can be see at his website, oliverherringstudio.com, and you can also watch a profile of Oliver and his work at Art21.

Artist Oliver Herring working on a video.

Artist Oliver Herring working on a video.

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