Painter Odalis Valdivieso will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in Richards Hall Room 15. Her lecture is free and open to the public.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Valdivieso lives and works in Miami. She received a masters of fine arts degree from Royal College of Art in London.
Among other awards, she is the recipient of a 2021 United States Artists/NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in painting. Her paper objects have been exhibited internationally. She has been a resident artist at the Brooklyn Public Library in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami.
The remaining lectures in the series are:
• Oct. 13: Raymond Meeks, photography. Meeks lives and works in the Hudson Valley (New York). He has been recognized for his books and pictures centered on memory and place, the way in which a landscape can shape an individual, and, in the abstract, how a place possesses you in its absence.
• Oct. 27: Mark Dion, printmaking. Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge and the natural world. He is co-director of Mildred’s Lane, an innovative visual arts education and residency program in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.
• Nov. 3: Brad Kahlhamer, painting. Kahlhamer lives and works in New York City. His work has been collected by institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, among others.
The School of Art, Art History and Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.
Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History and Design at 402-472-5522 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.