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January 27, 2001

UMBC VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT PRESENTS VISITNG ARTIST SERIES FOR SPRING 2001

UMBC's Department of Visual Arts presents its Visiting Artist Series for Spring 2001. All events are free and open to the public; times and venues vary. For more information, call (410) 455-2150.

STEVE MURAKISHI

MONDAY, MARCH 5

1-2 PM, FINE ARTS 216

Steve Murakishi's work has been widely exhibited: "Murder as Phenomena" at San Francisco Cameraworks, "The Cult of Aesthetic" at Wesleyan University, "Mo Colors, Mo Better" at Florida State Gallery and Museum. His work is in collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Franklin Furnace and many others. He has received numerous awards and grants including a 1989 National Endowment for the Arts grant. He has since published "The Teasing of Empowerment: Big Hair and Tromp L'oeil," and for the New Art Examiner "Morphability in America." Murakishi has worked consciously with multiple medias and hyper layered installations for over 10 years. Using Duchampian references that morph issues of race, violence and consumerism, he combines sculpture, photography, film and the language of advertising with sensitivity and humor. He has been artist-in-residence and chair of the Printmaking Department of Cranbrook Academy of Art since 1981, and a guest lecturer at many institutions including UCLA, CalArts, Kansas City Art Institute and the Art Institute of Chicago.

ALAN BERLINER

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

8-10 PM, FINE ARTS 306

Alan Berliner has completed over 14 films in the last 25 years and has also worked extensively on installations using video imagery. His recent film work addresses issues of family and history, using unexpected sound/image juxtapositions to reveal searingly powerful insights on how identitites are tempered and shaped by our sense of the past. His films have been shown at the New York Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art and the Jerusalem Film Festival. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in 1993 and has received a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artists Grant seven times. His installation work has been shown at the Tribeca 148 Gallery and the International Center for Photography, both in New York City, and at the Miami Art Museum.

KEITH PIPER

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

8-9 PM, LECTURE HALL ONE

Born in 1960, Keith Piper first exhibited in 1981 as a member of the BLK Art Group, an association of black British art students. The group sought to explore issues relevant to aspects of black political struggle through contemporary art practice. Piper's work developed around an exploration of multi-media elements such as tape/slide, sound and video within an installation based practice. He would go on to embrace the use of computers as a means of collaging images and sounds and constructing video installation. This has recently included the development of interactive installation work, CD-Rom and Web site construction. He is currently working on a major project entitled "Relocating the Remains," commissioned by The Institute of International Visual Arts (InIVA).

JARRYD LOWDER

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

8-9 PM, LECTURE HALL ONE

Jarryd Lower creates performative works that share characteristics of performance art, electronic art, musical performance and sound design and other disciplines. His previous works have been performed in the U.S., Japan, Spain and Austria. He resides in New York, where he does freelance media development and teaches courses in video and audio at the School of Visual Arts.

Posted by dwinds1 at January 27, 2001 12:00 AM