Visiting Artist Series
The College of DuPage Visiting Artist Series provides opportunities for the community to engage with leaders in the field of contemporary art, design and culture. Through lectures, conversations and workshops, a diverse range of art professionals offer students with fresh perspectives on contemporary artistic practices. The series is hosted by the Fine Arts program in collaboration with the Cleve Carney Art Gallery.
All lectures take place in the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 205.
Amanda Krugliak, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.
Katherine Darnstadt, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m.
Tyler Lotz, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m.
Emilee Lord, Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.
Sampada Aranke, Thursday, March 14, 1 p.m.
Edra Soto, Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m.
All lectures are open to the public.
Amanda Krugliak is an artist, curator and arts administrator is best known for her performance-oriented, conceptual/experiential installations. She has been the curator at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities since 2007, and worked on a broad range of projects with a wide variety of artists and organizations.
Krugliak was recently recognized nationally for co-creator artist/collaborator with Richard Barnes and anthropologist Jason De Leon for State of Exception, an exhibition about De Leon's Undocumented Migration project. She was also curatorial consultant for NPR Michele Norris's Race Card Project, University of Michigan, 2013; and collaborator for the 2017 exhibition, Object Lessons, chronicling the history of museums and collections at the University of Michigan in honor of its Bicentennial.
In addition to her own performances, she has taught performance and time-based art at the Stamps School of Art and Design. Her essay about the work of Richard Barnes will be included in the upcoming book "Object Lessons" (University Press).
In addition to giving a lecture, Krugliak will be working on a weeklong project with students and the community.
Katherine Darnstadt is the founder of Latent Design, a progressive architecture and urbanism firm leveraging civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems. Since founding her practice in 2010, Darnstart and her firm have prototyped new urban design systems to advance urban agriculture, support small business, create spaces for youth makers, advance building innovation and create public space frameworks. She and the firm have been published, exhibited and featured widely, most notably at the International Venice Architecture Biennial, Architizer A+ Awards, Chicago Ideas Week, NPR, American Institute of Architects and Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40. She currently teaches at Northwestern University and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In addition to giving a lecture, Darnstadt will be leading a hands on workshop for students in the Architecture Department .
Tyler Lotz’s sculptures and vessels have been shown in solo and group exhibitions at a broad range of venues across the U.S. His work has been presented abroad at The First World Ceramic Biennale Korea and 2010 Vallauris Biennale Internationale in Vallauris, France, and acquired by collections including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and the Icheon World Ceramic Center. Publications including Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Studio Potter and the Clay In Art International Yearbook have featured his work. In 2010, he was one of 12 international artists invited to make and exhibit work in Walbrzych, Poland as a member of the XXXIV International Ceramics Symposium “Porcelain Another Way.” Having received his BFA from Penn State and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, he has been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana, as well as the Watershed Center for Ceramics in Newcastle, Maine. Lotz is currently a Professor teaching at Illinois State University.
In addition to giving a lecture, Lotz will be leading a hands on workshop for students and the community in our Ceramics facilities.
Emilee Lord is a visual and performing artist who combines her love of language, her experiential movement practice and the seductive and absurd nature of repetition to create quiet, sparse and often odd works on paper, installations, and through multimedia performances. Her current research explores ideas of place or placelessness, the function of the line, solitude and stillness.
Lord's aesthetic is heavily influenced by the windswept snowbound landscapes of her childhood in northern Maine. She received her BA from Bennington College, in sculpture and dance and her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has been an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center, Santa Fe Art Institute, Jentel Artist Residency, and SIM in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Lord has been a visiting artist and professor at Bard College Early High School, Caldwell University and Pratt Institute of Art. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including in New York, Philadelphia, Reykjavik, Santa Fe, and Toronto.
She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
In addition to giving a lecture Lord will lead three drawing and movement workshops with our drawing students.
Sampada Aranke (PhD, Performance Studies) is an Assistant Professor in the Art History, Theory, Criticism Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research interests include performance theories of embodiment, visual culture and black cultural and aesthetic theory. Her work has been published in e-flux, Artforum, Art Journal, Equid Novi: African Journalism Studies, and Trans-Scripts: An Interdisciplinary Online Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine. She has written catalogue essays for Sadie Barnette, Kambui Olujimi and Zachary Fabri and is currently working on her book manuscript entitled Death's Futurity: The Visual Culture of Death in Black Radical Politics.
In addition to giving a lecture Aranke will be leading a seminar discussion of his writing and work for students and the community.
Edra Soto is a Puerto Rican-born, Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist, educator, curator and co-director of the outdoor project space THE FRANKLIN. She is invested in creating and providing visual and educational models propelled by empathy and generosity. Her recent projects are motivated by civic and social actions with a focus on fostering relationships with a wide range of communities.
Recent venues presenting Soto’s work include the Pérez Art Museum Miami (FL); Hunter East Harlem Gallery (NY); UIC Gallery 400 (IL); Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (NE); and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago (IL). Most recently, Soto was awarded the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, the DCASE for Individual Artist Grant from the City of Chicago and the 3Arts Foundation Make A Wave Grant.
Soto has attended residency programs at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Beta-Local, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Arts/Industry at the Kohler Art Center and Ragdale Foundation. In 2018, her project Open 24 Hours was commissioned by Headlands Center for the Arts to be presented at their Project Space as part of her residency. Also in 2018, Project Row Houses hosted her residency as part of the 222 Exchange Program in partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center.
Soto will be having a solo exhibition in the Cleve Carney Art Gallery in the Fall of 2019.
In addition to giving a lecture, Soto will be leading a hands on workshop for students and the community.
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