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Visiting Artist Events

The following events are a part of the Kansas State University Department of Art Visiting Artists Series 2017-2018 Season  

September 5-29, Katharina Bosse exhibition and lecture

MANHATTAN —The Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Sites of Projection” by internationally recognized artist Katharina Bosse from September 5-September 29 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. The artist will also present the lecture “The Body in Space” at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 26 at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Admission is free and open to the public.

Katharina Bosse is an artist photographer whose work has been exhibited internationally by the Centre Pompidou Paris, MOMA, Alan Koppel Gallery in New York and Gallerie Anne Berrault in Paris, and publications such as The New Yorker, Spin Magazine, Der Spiegel and New York Times Magazine. She lived in New York for six years and now travels the US to take photographs. Today she is Professor of Photography at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld, University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Like her contemporary Catherine Opie and other female art photographers of her generation, her work tackles traditional subjects such as forgotten architectures, as well as the burlesque as a trope in photography. In this exhibition and talk she will present two bodies of work – one explores Architectural ruins of the Nazi era in Germany, the other the burlesque in the female empowered body, portraying it in new ways to break stereotypes.

Artist website: www.katharinabosse.com

These events are presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee and the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

Work by visiting artist Katharina Bosse

"Vogelsag", Inkjet print

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.

 



August 21-September 1, Rick Griffith exhibition and lecture

MANHATTAN —The Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition “Beat the Whites with the Same Red Wedge” (a reflection on the work of El Lissitzky)by internationally recognized artist Rick Griffith from August 21-September 1 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. The artist will also present the lecture “A highly improvised life in design is very difficult to plan.” at 2:30 pm on Thursday, August 31 in the Chapman Gallery, with a gallery reception to follow at 4:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Rick Griffith (born 1969) is a largely self-taught graphic designer, strategist, letterpress printer, and nerd (amateur computer scientist) living in Denver, Colorado. He faithfully attends to the business of design at his studio and typographic laboratory, MATTER.

In 1999, Rick Griffith co-founded MATTER to re-frame design and begin the adventure into design and a maker and thinker, the studio still focuses on tools and the advantages of self-sufficiency in the field of design.

Rick and the MATTER staff have designed and curated three exhibits on visible language including works by Harrison Tu, Ed Fella, and the community of letterpress printers around the United States. MATTER's works have been on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and has been celebrated by the Type Directors Club, Print Magazine, Dwell, and the AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers. Works are also present in permanent collections of the Tweed Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and the Butler Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Columbia University. He was published in 'Art for Obama, Designing Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change’ in 2008. Griffith has been awarded numerous additional titles and accolades both nationally and internationally. 

In 2013 Rick was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Art Institute of Colorado.

In addition to his current work as design director of MATTER, Rick is active in the design community through his teaching in the region and lecturing around the United States at various colleges and universities. Griffith is past President of AIGA Colorado and since 2011 he has served as a Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, in the City and County of Denver where he chairs the Public Art Policy Committee. 

website: www.morematter.com

These events are presented and funded by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.

Visiting artist Rick Griffith

The Mark A. Chapman Gallery on the first floor of Willard Hall opened in 2005. Cheryl Mellenthin and Mark Chapman funded a complete renovation of the former Willard Hall Gallery, increasing the exhibition space to over 1,400 square feet along with 400 square feet dedicated to exhibition preparation and kitchen facilities. The Department of Art hosts BFA and MFA student exhibitions in the gallery as part of graduation requirements each semester. The technology friendly gallery serves not only exhibition purposes, but also provides a location for an active Visiting Artist lecture program.


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