On Wednesday, May 2nd, at 6pm, artist and activists, The Guerrilla Girls, speak in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre in the Pomerantz Center (formerly D Building). The public is welcome.
On Wednesday, April 11th, at 5pm, writer Siri Hustvedt will be speaking in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre in the Pomerantz Center (formerly D Building). The public is welcome to attend.
Siri Hustvedt is the author of a book of poetry, three collections of essays, a work of non-fiction, and six novels, including the international bestsellers What I Loved and The Summer Without Men. Her most recent novel The Blazing World was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and won The Los Angeles Book Prize for fiction. In 2012 she was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. She has a PhD in English from Columbia University and is a lecturer in psychiatry at Weil Cornell Medical College in New York. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.
Visual artist EJ Hauser visited the FIT Fine Arts department on October 27, 2017, at 12:30pm and gave a talk on her artwork and studio practice.
EJ Hauser is a New York based painter. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and has been reviewed in publications including BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and the New York Times.
In conjunction with her campus visit, Ms. Hauser will also present a selection of paintings and works on paper in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center 6th Floor display cases.
EJ Hauser’s website.
Visual artist Benjamin Degen visited the FIT Fine Arts studios (room D630) on November 20, 2017, at 12:30pm and gave a talk on his work and practice.
Benjamin Degen is a New York based painter represented by Susan Inglett Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Collezione Maramotti in Italy.
Benjamin Degen’s website
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.
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.
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.
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.