Arthur P. Williams Lecture Series to Feature Noted Artist Lesley Dill

May 11 lecture, reception presented by MFA program in Book Arts/Printmaking


May 3, 2011

The MFA program in Book Arts/Printmaking presents the annual Arthur P. Williams Lecture Series featuring artist Lesley Dill. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in CBS Auditorium in Hamilton Hall (320 South Broad Street). An artist's reception will follow from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery across the street in Anderson Hall (333 South Broad Street).

Dill works in sculpture, photography and performance using a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body and transformational experience. Her work has been widely exhibited and collected and can be found in the collections of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Cleveland Museum of Art; Kemper Museum, Kansas City; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. She is represented by the George Adams Gallery in New York City.

Born in Bronxville, N.Y., and raised in Maine, Dill received her BA at Trinity College, a master's degree in the philosophy of education at Smith College and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Notable honors include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a NYFA Drawing Award in the printmaking category, an NEA Sculpture Fellowship and an Anonymous Was A Woman Award.

Above: "The Thrill Came Slowly," 1996, bound letter press on paper w/thread, wire, 12 1/8 x 9 1/4 ins, 25; 4 aps; 2 pp, 5 tps, LDr 17.22. © Lesley Dill. Image Courtesy of George Adams Gallery.

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