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Jan 31 2015 - 3:40pm

APSU Art

 

 

 

 

The Student Summer Research Award is sponsored by the Austin Peay State University Department of Art and the Center of Excellence in the Creative Arts. It was established to create opportunities for selected art students to conduct studio research during the summer when they might not be registered for classes. The award provides $2500 to two students who propose a well conceived and intriguing body of work. The award will culminate in an exhibition on the campus of APSU in the fall after the award.

Submission Materials (Deliver to Barry Jones – Chair, Department of Art)

– 20 images on a cd or website. Video / motion work should be on the web.

– One page artist statement

– a one or two page description of the project that includes both a conceptual and formal

description of the work to be created as well as a realistic timeline for completion

– budget proposal

– a letter of support from two full time art faculty members at APSU

Submission Deadline is March 6

Jan 27 2015 - 6:15pm

APSU Art

Seth Branch is the winner of Holiday Barber Shop’s sticker design contest. Congrats to Seth!

Jan 22 2015 - 2:52pm

APSU Art

On February 11 at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Jennifer Snyder will present a Lunchtime Lecture in the Trahern Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Jan 16 2015 - 9:19am

ann hamilton

 

Ann Hamilton will visit APSU and present a lecture on February 5 at 7 p.m.in the Trahern Theater. The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Contact art@apsu.edu for reservations.

Ann Hamilton Bio:

Born in Lima, Ohio, in 1956, Ann Hamilton received a BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas in 1979 and an MFA in sculpture from the Yale School of Art in 1985. From 1985 to 1991, she taught on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Hamilton has served on the faculty of The Ohio State University since 2001, where she is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art.

Among her many honors, Hamilton has been the recipient of the Heinz Award, MacArthur Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She represented the United States in the 1991 Sao Paulo Bienal, the 1999 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited extensively around the world. Her major museum installations include Park Avenue Armory (2013); The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis (2010); The Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009); Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan (2006); La Maison Rouge Fondation de Antoine Galbert, Paris, France (2005); Historiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2004); MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2003); The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2003, 1991); The Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden (2002); Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan (2001); The Musee d’art Contemporain, Lyon, France (1997); The Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (1996); The Art Institute of Chicago (1995); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1994); The Tate Gallery, Liverpool (1994); Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1993); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1988).

Jan 13 2015 - 12:37pm

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On Wednesday January 28 at 7 pm the APSU Department of Art welcomes Laura Splan for a visiting artist lecture. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Trahern 401.

 

Laura Splan is a Brooklyn, NY based visual artist. Her conceptually driven work employs a variety of media including sculpture, video, photography, digital media and works on paper. Her objects and images interrogate the visual and textual manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body. She often uses found objects and appropriated sources to explore socially constructed perceptions of beauty and horror, order and disorder. Much of her work is inspired by experimentation with materials and processes including blood, cosmetic facial peel and computerized embroidery. Her work has been exhibited in a broad range of curatorial contexts including craft, feminism, technology, design, medicine and ritual.

Splan’s work as been exhibited widely at such venues as the Museum of Art & Design (New York, NY), the International Museum of Surgical Science (Chicago, IL), the New York Hall of Science (New York, NY), and the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR). In 2011, she had a solo exhibition at the Nicolaysen Art Museum (Casper, WY). Commissioned projects for her work have included a series of graphite and soap residue paintings for the Center for Disease Control and a series of computerized machine lace doilies for the Gen Art New Media Art Exhibition. In 2007, she received a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant to research the history of medical instrumentation and anatomical representation at venues including the Wellcome Museum (London, UK) and La Specola (Florence, IT). She received an Artist’s Grant for her 2012 residency at the Vermont Studio Center. She has been a visiting lecturer on topics of Digital Art, as well as intersections of Art & Biology at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), Mills College (Oakland, CA) and Observatory (Brooklyn, NY).