Spring UNLV Artist in Residence - ART 498/700 AiR Seminar

The UNLV Art Department is proud to announce the 2014 Artists in Residence as well as the AiR Seminar (ART498/700) for Spring Semester.

Jim Skuldt

Jim Skuldt received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005. He has exhibited at various venues including Marlborough Chelsea, SculptureCenter and the Elizabeth Foundation in New York; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, the Museum of Contemporary Art andLTD Los Angeles in Los Angeles; High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, CA; and Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille, France. He is the recipient of the Creative Capital Grant (Muriel Pollia Awardee), the Harpo Foundation Grant, California Community Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship, the Durfee Foundation ARC Grant and the Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant. He is the recipient of artist residencies with the Rauschenberg Foundation, the Center for Art and PerformanceUCLA, the Banff Centre, AIR Antwerpen, and the Triangle France Residency in Marseille, which he reached via containership. Most recently Professor of Sculpture at UCLA, Skuldt lives and works in Los Angeles. (taken from Creative Capital)

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Henning Strassburger

Henning Strassburger was born in 1983 in Meissen, Germany. In 2009, he received his M.F.A. in painting from the Art Academy Duesseldorf.

 Recent solo exhibitions include: What this does, Salon Dahlmann Berlin (2014), The Revenge of the Double X Factor (with Hans-Jörg Mayer), Provinz Editionen, Projekte Bochum (2013); indexternal, Soy Capitán, Berlin; I am a Girl, Kavi Gupta, Chicago; So Athletic (with Wendy White), Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxembourg-Platz eV Berlin, (2012); SoftiDrink, Kunstverein Heppenheim (2011); Good old configuration, Art Collection German Bundesbank, Frankfurt (2010). 

 In 2014 Strassburger has participated amongst others to the following group exhibitions: Unfinished Season, Galerie Nagel/Draxler, Cologne, Luggage and observations, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart, and in 2013 in

Come, Ye All Faithful, Florian Christopher, Zürich by Carson Chan; The Digital Divide, Sies + Hoeke, Dusseldorf; In The Studio | Part of ReMap 4, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens; Berlin.Status(2), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Freie Sicht, Nassauischer Kunstverein; Get off the lawn, Parade Ground New York and Deep Cuts, curated by Wendy White and David Huphrey at Anna Kustera Gallery, New York. 

 He lives and works in Berlin.

Ash Ferlito

Ash Ferlito is a New York-based artist, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Rome and Berlin. She was a 2012 participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and other awards include the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and was profiled in Modern Painters. She received her BA from Yale University in 2001 and her MFA from the Tyler School of Art in 2011. She has taught at the Socrates Sculpture Center, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Wave Hill and the Tyler School of Art. 

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Aram Moshayedi Lecture - November 7th, 7pm @ HFA 257

Since 2010 Mr. Moshayedi has served as the associate curator of the Gallery at The Roy and Edna
Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), where he organized exhibitions and oversaw the production of new
works by artists The Otolith Group, Slavs and Tatars, Jordan Wolfson, Tony Cokes, Jay Chung & Q Takeki
Maeda, Ming Wong, and Geoffrey Farmer. Prior to that he was a curator at LA><ART in Los Angeles. Moshayedi has written extensively on art and film/video in numerous publications including Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly and Bidoun, for which he is also a contributing editor.

James Casebere - November 4th

Bio taken from Mr. Casebere's website

Casebere's pioneering work has established him at the forefront of artists working with constructed photography. His first exhibitions in New York were at Artists Space, Franklin Furnace and then Sonnebend Gallery.  His work was associated with the “Pictures Generation” of  “post-modern” artists who emerged in the 1980’s, which included Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Laurie Simmons, Richard Prince, Matt Mullican, James Welling, Barbara Kruger, and others. For the last thirty years Casebere has consistently devised increasingly complex models and photographed them in his studio. Based solidly on an understanding of architecture as well as art historical and cinematic sources, Casebere's abandoned spaces are hauntingly evocative.  His table-sized constructions are made of simple materials, pared down to essential forms. Starting with Sonsbeek ’86, in Arnhem, Holland and ending around 1991 Casebere also made large scale sculpture installations.

Judy Ledgerwood - October 28th

Bio taken from Northwestern's Art Theory and Practice program

Judy Ledgerwood uses color as the primary agent to upend the habits of viewing. Ledgerwood is a recipient of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award, an Artadia Award, a Tiffany Award in the Visual Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts Award, and an Illinois Art Council Award. Her work is represented in public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago among others. Her degrees are from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, BFA, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA. Judy Ledgerwood is a Professor at Northwestern University in the Department of Art Theory and Practice.

Mathieu Gregoire - October 21st

Bio taken from Mr. Gregoire's site

Mathieu Gregoire creates large scale public projects, as well as more intimate temporary installations using found and fabricated objects. He has created master plans for public sites, bringing together artists and design professionals. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, among others. He has taught in the visual arts departments of the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the University of California San Diego. Gregoire has also managed the commissioning and acquisition of art at the University of California San Francisco’s new Mission Bay campus, the Stuart Collection at UCSD and Stanford University. This site represents a selection of his art.

Matthew McGarvey - October 14th

Matt McGarvey does interdisciplinary theoretical work in the fields of music, art, philosophy, cognitive science and political theory; he also makes sound and video constructions. He received his M.A. in philosophy from Villanova University, and is currently completing his Ph.D. in the Critical Studies and Experimental Practices program in the Department of Music at the University of California, San Diego. His current research deals with a set of inter-related topics. First, he is involved in a synthesis of ecological cognitive scientific theories of perception with post-structuralist analyses of the influence of social praxis upon bodily behavior. In this regard he hopes to show concretely how social practices, as well as technologies and architectures, play a formative role in the immediate patterns of perception, while at the time demonstrating the systematic exclusion of this social and political dimension from scientific discourse. In general, he seeks to integrate these insights into a larger aesthetic theory derived from Theodor Adorno and Gilles Deleuze; in particular, he is investigating specific aesthetic practices revolving around ambient stimuli in social space, including both “practical” modulations of sound and light by advertising and police agencies, and the varied “artistic” practices leading through soundscape art to ambient electronica. His sound and video work have been shown in galleries in Los Angeles and Rotterdam.

MFA Open Studios - October 18th

Mark Quint - October 18th

info taken from the quint contemporary website

Quint Contemporary Art (QCA) was founded by gallery owner, Mark Quint in 1981. QCA has presented over 250 exhibitions during the galleries 32 years of business and has built and inhabited 10 gallery spaces in San Diego, California including locations in Mission Hills, Miramar, Downtown and La Jolla always with a reputation of exhibiting world class contemporary artwork. In 1990,  Quint began a residency program with San Diego collector Michael Krichman, creating Quint-Krichman Projects, which sponsored visual artists from around the globe to visit, work and exhibit in multiple studio spaces; the program closed in 1993. This collaboration was instrumental in the creation of inSite, San Diego and Tijuana’s international art biennial. In 2011 the gallery relocated to a building at 7547 Girard Ave. La Jolla. The 3,000 square-foot interior exhibition space was renovated with the help of international artists Robert Irwin and Roy McMakin. The gallery façade features a sculpture installation by San Diego-based artist Roman de Salvo.
The gallery exhibits contemporary art by emerging, mid-career and established artists. The exciting exhibition schedule has kept QCA on the cutting edge of contemporary art in Southern California, bringing artists from all over the world to San Diego. In recent exhibitions QCA has covered the newest works by seminal California Light & Space artists, the poetic and nationalistic artworks of artists from Iceland and emerging young artists on the national art scene. Past exhibitions by well-known artists Mel Bochner, Julian Opie, Roman Opalka, Sol Lewitt, Liza Lou, Robert IrwinRyan McGinness and many more have raised the bar for contemporary art exhibited in San Diego.

James Elkins - October 7th

Bio taken from JamesElkins.com

James Elkins grew up in Ithaca, New York, separated from Cornell University by a quarter-mile of woods once owned by the naturalist Laurence Palmer.
He stayed on in Ithaca long enough to get the BA degree (in English and Art History), with summer hitchhiking trips to Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala, the Caribbean, and Columbia. For the last twenty-five years he has lived in Chicago; he got a graduate degree in painting, and then switched to Art History, got another graduate degree, and went on to do the PhD in Art History, which he finished in 1989. (All from the University of Chicago.) Since then he has been teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism.
His writing focuses on the history and theory of images in art, science, and nature. Some of his books are exclusively on fine art (What Painting Is, Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?). Others include scientific and non-art images, writing systems, and archaeology (The Domain of Images, On Pictures and the Words That Fail Them), and some are about natural history (How to Use Your Eyes). His most recent books are What Photography Is, written against Roland Barthes'sCamera Lucida, and Art Critiques: A Guide.
Current projects include an edited book series called the Stone Art Theory Institutes, and an edited book series called Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Art.


The NEW New Lecture Series Schedule

New Additions to the Lecture Series Schedule in Yellow

September 9th - Llyn Foulkes

September 16th - Roy R. Behrens

September 23rd - Christina Linden

September 30th - Gay Outlaw

October 7th - James Elkins

October 14th - Matthew McGarvey

October 18th - Mark Quint 1pm at the Barrick Museum

October 21st - Mathieu Gregoire

October 28th - Judy Ledgerwood

Nov 4th - James Casebere

Nov 7th - Aram Moshayedi - 7pm HFA 257

September 23rd - Christina Linden Will Be Replacing Jennifer Wynn Reeves

Jennifer Wynn Reeves has been rescheduled for November 18th

Bio taken from Art Practical

Christina Linden

Christina Linden is a freelance curator and writer based in Oakland, California.

She is currently working with Gregoire Associates to plan an art program for the New Stanford Hospital and projects at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. Recently completed projects include work on Desirée Holman's performance/farewell processional The Indigo & The Ecstatic: A Motion to the Future and the exhibition Prospectus: Ben Kinmont co-curated with Frank Smigiel, both at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She also directed last summer's programs at Mildred's Lane, an artists’ residence and site for creative exchange and learning deep in the woods near Narrowsburg, New York and produced a series of events, screenings, and talks for Kadist Art Foundation's San Francisco presentation of the Creative Time/ICI exhibition Living As Form (The Nomadic Version) in spring of 2012.

Linden spent a year as curatorial fellow at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, after completing her Master’s Degree at the same institution in May of 2009. Major projects undertaken while at CCS included work on the exhibition Philippe Parreno, as well as on the accompanying catalog; Ilana Halperin’s At What Moment Does Limestone Become Marble(An Evening Exhibition to Kaaterskill Falls); work on Lisi Raskin's road trip/residency Mobile Observation (Transmitting and Receiving) Station; and an exhibition and printed booklet with artist Amy Patton entitled About the Object, which was also re-presented at Ramapo College in November of 2010. 

Linden completed her Bachelor’s Degree in art history at New York University in 2001, and worked at galleries, museums, and non-profit art spaces in New York, Berlin, rural Thailand, and San Francisco before enrolling at Bard. She has published writing in ARTLIES, Art Practical, Art Voices, Fillip, might be good, Paletten, PROVENCE magazine, Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and numerous artists' books and exhibition catalogs.

Critique and Conversation: "About a Chair"

Barrick Museum Collection Manager, Alisha Kerlin will be leading a discussion about Brian Zimmerman's "Weakness" (pictured above) and Paul Thek's "Teaching Notes: 4 Dimensional Design"

August 30th, 4pm-5pm at the Marjorie Barrick Museum 

More info here
Bio taken from the New Museum

Llyn Foulkes (b. 1934 Yakima, Washington) studied music and art at Central Washington 

College of Education until he was drafted into the US Army in 1954. After two years 

of service in postwar Germany, he studied at the University of Washington before 

moving to Los Angeles in 1957 to attend the Chouinard Art Institute. In 1959, he was

included in a group exhibition at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, where he later had his

first solo exhibition in 1961. Shortly after, his first solo museum exhibition was held 

at the Pasadena Museum of Art in 1962. Foulkes has been included in many important 

group exhibitions including “Whitney Museum Annual of American Painting,” Whitney 

Museum of American Art (1967); the Ninth São Paulo Biennial (1967); and the Paris 

Biennale (1967). He formed his own band, Llyn Foulkes and The Rubber Band, in 1973, 

which performed at various venues including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

in 1974, and in 1979 he began building his epic music Machine, which he continues 

to perform on today. Foulkes received a Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977 

and had his first survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago 

(1978). His first retrospective was held in 1995 at the Laguna Art Museum (traveled to 

Cincinnati, Oakland, and Palm Springs), and he was featured in “Helter Skelter: L.A. Art 

in the 1990s” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1992). In 2008, he was 

awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and in 2009, he received the 

Artists’ Legacy Foundation Award. In 2011, he was featured in seven “Pacific Standard 

Time” exhibitions at institutions in Southern California and the Venice Biennale, and in 

2012 his paintings were included in Documenta 13, where he also performed.

2013 Fall Lecture Schedule Announced

September 9th - Llyn Foulkes

September 16th - Roy R. Behrens

September 23rd - Jennifer Wynn Reeves

September 30th - Gay Outlaw

October 7th - James Elkins

October 14th - Matthew McGarvey

October 21st - Mathieu Gregoire

October 28th - Judy Ledgerwood

All lectures scheduled to take place at the Majorie Barrick Museum on the UNLV campus at 7pm and are open to the public.

Erin Cosgrove Lecture - May 1st

Erin Cosgrove is an artist and writer who uses video, animation, books, painting, scrolls, timelines, installation, and performance in her artwork. Erin was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1998. She received her BFA from The University of Minnesota in 1996 and an MFA from ULCA in 2001.

Since 2001 her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe including one-person shows at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles; Printed Matter, New York; and Espace Croise Centre d'art Contemporain, Roubaix, France. Her art is represented in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Her work has been included in shows at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; Galleri S.E International Contemporary Art, Bergen, Norway; Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco; Rogue Wave at LA Louver, Los Angeles; The Armory Show, New York; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany; The Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria; and Arco, Madrid.

Ms. Cosgrove is also a published author. Her art novel, The Baader-Meinhof Affair, was published by Printed Matter, NY, in 2003 and was translated for a German edition by blumenbar Verlag, Munich, in 2005. Her videos have been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Videoformes, Auvergne, France; Pulse 2010, Miami; Migrating Forms Film Festival, New York; Christine Koenig Gallery, Vienna, Austria; The Pleasure Dome, Toronto; The Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; The Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas; The Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands; VPRO (Netherlands TV), and other venues as well.

She has received grants and fellowships from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The Creative Capital Foundation, The City of Los Angeles Department Of Cultural Affairs, The Contemporary Collectors of Orange County, The Center for Cultural Innovation, The Durfee Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, and other sources.

Lisa Blatt Lecture - April 22nd

Upcoming this Monday, April 22, Artist Lisa Blatt will be hosting a lecture located at the Historic 1st Street School Auditorium 401 S. Forth Street open to the public, faculty, and student at 7:00 PM.

Lisa Blatt is an artist whom works with photography, video and installation pieces.  Blatt received her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute and is currently apart of the visiting faculty specializing in photography and new genres. The minimalist compositions and bright use of color create brilliant documentary styled images of nature. Her work has been exhibited internationally including such exhibitions asPolar Extremes (Iceland, 2009) and Desert Water (St. Louis, 2011). 

"Lisa K. Blatt is attracted to the light, beauty, and simplicity of the desert, but stays for its complexity, contradictions, and secrets. She often works in extreme landscapes, including camping on a live volcano in Antarctica where she survived a Condition One storm trapped in her tent for six nights." -Faculty of San Francisco Art Institute

Her commitment to rediscovering the mystery and beauty of the hot and cold deserts of the earth, her true passion for these places, makes this work so resounding. It ultimately is a documentation of sorts—of her passion for these places that come alive in her eyes, in her camera. -- Cindy Sherman

For additional information, please visit www.lisakblatt.com

In collaboration with LV Arts Commission & UNLV Department of Art
Contact pasha.rafat@unlv.edu for any questions or further information.