The final Spring 2015 UIUC MFA Studio Critiques and Critic Lectures w/ Shannon Stratton!
Public Lecture: Thursday, April 23, 5:30pm A+D107
Public Critiques: Friday, April 24, 9-5pm, Krannert Art Museum and South Studios
The Spring 2015 MFA Public Critiques at UIUC start April 3rd with guest artist and critic José Lerma. He will give a lecture on Thursday April 2nd at 5:30pm in Art and Design room #107 and the critiques will be held Friday April 3rd at South Studios Building #5 from 9:00am-5:00pm.
José Lerma was born in 1971 in Seville Spain and grew up in Puerto Rico. His solo exhibitions include Andrea Rosen Gallery, Galeria Roberto Paradise, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Green Gallery, Gallery Loock, Galeria Marta Cervera, Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC, Arario Gallery in Seoul and Galleria Il Capricorno in Venice, Italy. He has taken part in group exhibitions at Lehman Maupin Gallery, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Institute Valecia d’art Modern in Spain, Innova, Museo de arte de Ponce, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Deste Fountation for Contemporary art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary art Detroit , Museo del Barrio, Josh Lilley Gallery, ZiherSmith Gallery in NYC, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, and Loyal in Stockholm,.His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Art Forum, Time Out NY, The L Magazine, Die Welt, ABC and Flash Art. He attended the CORE program in Houston, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison (2002) and a BA from Tulane University. He is currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Deadweight Exhibition (Oct 17- Nov 29) Opening Reception October 17th @ Figure One 116 N. Walnut Champaign, IL
Figure One will be featuring MFA candidate Daniella Pavlić’s Deadweight in the Figure One project space. The exhibition examines the power dynamics of indigenous cultures in relation to national identity and transnationalism. Informed by the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-90s), the works displayed within the exhibition function as points of reference to guide viewers through the multiple narratives of displacement and violence imposed on Mayan communities.
Laura Wennstrom, a 3rd year MFA candidate in the studio art program at UIUC will be showing new works at Indi Go Artist Co-op in downtown Champaign, October 3-14. There will be an opening reception on October 4 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. To see more of her work, please visit www.laurawennstrom.com.