During the residencies, visiting artists, art critics, curators, and art historians from throughout the art world join the community and become active participants in the dialogues about art and art-making.
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The Art Talks Lecture Series is sponsored by The Lesley University College of Art and Design MFA in Visual Arts Program and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Sharon Harper's photographic work examines the intersection of technology and perception. Her work is in the collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, among other collections. She is a 2013 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in Photography, and is a Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
Sharon Harper, ‘Moon Studies and Star Scratches, No. 6, June – September 2004 Saratoga Springs, New York; Middlesex, Vermont; Johnson, Vermont; Eden Mills, Vermont; Greensboro, North Carolina’
By combining three–dimensional lifecasts with two–dimensional painted images, Kim’s works problematize the standard mechanics of representation. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Lisa Cooley Gallery, NY and the ICA Boston and group shows at the deCordova Museum, MonCheri in Brussels, and Field Projects in New York. Forthcoming shows include the Foster Prize Exhibition at the ICA Boston in the spring, and ones at the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, and Galerie Pact in Paris. She teaches at Brandeis University.
Lucy Kim; Evening Virtuosic; 2015; Flashe, enamel paint, acrylic paint, urethane resin, polyurethane glue on wood panel; 48 x 36 x 6 inches
Steve Locke explores figuration and perceptions of the male figure, and themes of masculinity and homosexuality through drawing, painting, sculpture and installation art. Recent solo exhibitions include those at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, the ICA Boston, Mendes Wood Gallery in Sao Paulo, and Samson/Gallery Kayafas in Boston. He has been a recipient of awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, and the LEF foundation. He teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Installation view, There is No One Left to Blame, ICA Boston
Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn. He has shown his work worldwide, and has been included shows such as Prospect.1, New Orleans, the Moscow Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, P.S.1/MoMA, and LAXART. His work is in the collections of The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum, MoMA, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. He has had a longtime collaboration with the actor James Franco, and was even featured on an episode of General Hospital. He has taught at NYU, Harvard University, and SVA.
Still from video piece, Keys to Our Hearts, 2008
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Students in the MFA in Visual Arts program displayed their diverse work and creative process by projecting it onto the Lunder Arts Center.