Artist and writer Beth Thielen will lecture as part of ARTSpeak’s series, “Open Book: Conversations on Art and the Book” on February 14th, 2013, in the Katie Murphy Auditorium at FIT. The talk will take place from 12:30 to 1:30pm.
Beth Thielen graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited her work widely since the mid-eighties. Especially known for her experimental book forms, she received a California Arts Council grant to teach in the California prison system, where she worked with inmate artists and produced artist books based on her experiences. Her work is represented in museums, libraries, and important public and private collections worldwide, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Library of Congress, Yale University, and the Spencer Collection at the New York Public Library.