18th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series Kicks Off June 25

Presented by the MFA in Studio Art program, this series features noted visiting artists and curators

June 14, 2012

The MFA Program in Studio Art announces its 18th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists and curators. Lectures will take place June 25 through August 7 and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact MFA Program Director Joe Girandola at jgirandola@uarts.edu or MFA Administrator Erin Williams at ewilliams@uarts.edu.

Charles Long
Charles Long BFA '81 (Painting) is an internationally exhibited artist with over 30 solo shows at such venues as SITE Santa Fe; St. Louis Art Museum; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Sperone Gallery, Rome; London Projects, U.K.; and the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in NYC.
June 25, 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

Jeanne Quinn
Jeanne Quinn has exhibited widely, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Robischon Gallery, Denver; Grimmerhus Museum, Denmark; Formargruppen Gallery, Malmö, Sweden; Sculpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden; and the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
June 26, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Pedro Reyes
Pedro Reyes is a Mexican artist who uses sculpture, architecture, video, performance and participation. His works aim to increase individual or collective agency in social, environmental or educational situations.
June 27, 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

Sadia Salim
Sadia Salim studied Design, majoring in Ceramics, at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS), Karachi. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and was the recipient of the 2007 Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Award. In 2010, she received the Fulbright Scholarship and is currently pursuing a Ed.M in Art and Art Education at Columbia University.
June 28, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Nelly Massera
Since 2000, Nelly Massera has been developing her artwork using a combination of video, photography, drawing and objects. Her work involves the close observation of new territories and landscapes in relation to social, cultural and geographic contexts. Massera works primarily with assemblages in space, with images, sounds and objects that invite the viewer to recompose their own experience of the world. 
July 5, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Cristiana de Marchi
Cristiana de Marchi was born in Turin, Italy, and currently lives and works between Dubai and Beirut. An artist, curator and writer, she holds a Bachelor of Arts with first class honors from the Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy. She conducts personal artistic and literary research as well as publishing articles and essays in catalogues and magazines devoted to contemporary art. A former associate member of the collective "Sezione", Turin, she is a founder member of Artfield, Turin and collaborates with The Flying House in Dubai. Her works have recently been shown in group exhibitions in Sharjah and Dubai, UAE; Morelia, Mexico; Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Milano, Italy; Sofia, Bulgaria.
July 11, 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

Lonnie Graham
Since 1980, Lonnie Graham has traveled throughout Asia, Africa and North America interviewing people and recording their opinions and beliefs regarding their culture, heritage and traditions. In 1994, he was awarded with the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the PEW Travel Grant, enabling him to expand his travels, broadening the scope of his project. Graham is presently a Professor of Fine Arts at Pennsylvania State University and an instructor of special programs at the Barnes Foundation.
July 12, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Julien Robson
Julien Robson is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Robson relocated to Philadelphia in 2008 after eight years in Louisville, Kentucky where he was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum and Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisville. A native of Scotland, Robson initially trained as an artist at Bath Academy of Art, and the Slade School of Fine Art in London before taking up curatorial positions at the University of Sussex and, subsequently, the University of Southampton, England.
July 18, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Susan Myers
Susan Myers is a visual artist and metalsmith living and working in Philadelphia. Her artwork has been exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the United States and has been published in the books 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings and Art Jewelry Today, and in Metalsmith Magazine's 2006 Exhibition in Print.
July 19, 7 p.m.

Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Amira Hanafi
Amira Hanafi has worked in diverse capacities in the cultural field for over 15 years as an artist, writer, teacher, curator and arts administrator. She grew up as an Arab in America and returned to Egypt in 2010 to compile a psycho-geography of Cairo, featuring insider and outsider perspectives. In January 2011, she began working with Artellewa Art Space in Giza, Egypt, managing the space and its projects. As an artist, Hanafi works primarily with text and printed matter. She is the author of Forgery (Green Lantern, 2011), a collage essay centered around a 140-year-old Chicago steel forge, and Minced English (aHa Books, 2010), an index of 29 terms for people of mixed race.
July 25, 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

Paulina Kolczynska
Paulina Kolczynska is an art historian, curator and an art adviser. She studied Art History at Warsaw University in Poland and St. Andrews University in Scotland. Exhibits she has organized include "Andrzej Wajda Film Drawings" at the Edinburgh Film House and "Polish Roots British Soil" at the Edinburgh City Art Center. Kolczynska has freelanced as a writer and arts reporter for the Polish section of the BBC in London (radio) and contributed to Art & Design (London), Springer (Vienna), Tema Celeste Art Magazine (Milan) and Art Index Magazine. She has appraised leading international collections for the Art Dealers Association of America in New York since 2005.
August 3, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Diane Karp
Diane Karp is the executive director of the Santa Fe Art Institute. She is an arts activist, arts educator, arts connector and devoted supporter of the creative process in all realms of society. Karp holds a Ph.D. in Art History and after teaching 20th-century art history at Temple University, she became the curator of the Ar.s Medica collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she was responsible for acquiring, researching and developing "Arl, Medicine and the Human Condition," an exhibition that traveled to 20 countries after opening at the PMA.
August 7, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

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