Printmaker Noel W. Anderson will present the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture at 5:30 p.m. April 7 via Zoom. His lecture is presented by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History and Design.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Anderson is a professor in New York University’s Art and Art Professions Department, and area head of print media. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University in Printmaking, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in Sculpture.
Anderson utilizes print-media, arts-based-research, and philosophical inquiry as frameworks to investigate mediated productions of black masculinities.
Anderson has been awarded a NYFA Fellowship in visual art, a Jerome Prize, and a Camargo Residency. In 2018, he completed a major residency at Dieu Donne Papermaking in Brooklyn, New York; and he recently completed an artist-in-residence position at Tamarind Lithography Workshop.
Anderson’s 2019, traveling exhibition and catalogue, “Blak Origin Moment,” received an Artforum critic’s pick, among other reviews. His essay “Confederacies, Tensilities, Fugitivities: Those Eyes,” co-authored with Andrew Weiner, was published in October Journal, summer 2018. Anderson’s text, “Echoes from the Hole,” published in e-flux- Journal, spring 2019, continued his research into the political aesthetics of racial capitalism; while his essay “Schien, Schein Negro Sun: Black Radical Radiance,” exploring black subjectivity’s interiority, was published in Effects Art Journal fall 2019.
Anderson’s works have been exhibited at The Hunter Museum of American Art, The Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati, Ohio), The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York City), Tilton Gallery (New York City), Zidoun/Bossuyt (Luxembourg), and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair with Galerie Anne de Villepoix. In 2021, Anderson will open his solo exhibition, “Heavy is the Crown,” at Telfair Museums located in Savannah, Georgia.
The remaining spring schedule for the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series includes:
• April 14: Kristian Bjornard, foundations, 5:30 p.m. Bjornard is a designer, educator and sustainabilitist. He is the director of The Office of Kristian Bjornard, a graphic design practice focusing on books, identities, websites and digital tools.
For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History and Design at 402-472-5522.