Visiting artist lecture to explore Krajnak's photography

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Visiting artist lecture to explore Krajnak’s photography

Tarrah Krajnak
Tarrah Krajnak

Photographer Tarrah Krajnak will present the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture at 5:30 p.m. March 3 via Zoom. Her lecture is presented by the School of Art, Art History and Design.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Access the lecture here.

Krajnak was born in Lima, Peru. She is currently an associate professor of art and director of the Monroe Center for Social Inquiry on Racial Justice at Pitzer College in Claremont, California.

Krajnak is a 2020 Lightwork AIR recipient, and her work “El Jardín De Senderos Que Se Bifurcan” was awarded the 2020 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize by the Center for Documentary Studies. A monograph of the project is forthcoming with DAIS books in early 2021.

She has exhibited her work at, Honor Fraser Gallery, Houston Center for Photography, Filter Photo Chicago, SUR Biennial LA, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Center for Photography Woodstock, SF Camerawork, Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Photo Madrid, Photo London, Belfast Photography Festival and Unseen Amsterdam. Her work has been reviewed in Glasstire, Artforum and Contemporary Review LA.

For more information on Krajnak, view her website.

The remaining spring schedule for the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series includes:

• March 11: Art History panel featuring Sampada Aranke, assistant professor of art history, Art Institute of Chicago; Alexis Salas, assistant professor of art history, New Mexico State University; Julia Neal, lecturer in African American art history, Georgia State University; and Kieran Jack Wilson, photographer and activist in Lincoln, 5:30 p.m. The panel is titled “Serious Play: Radical Publications and Their Histories.” As paper zines, signage, and print material continue to give form to the current set of global crises, this panel examines the new histories that emerge when we examine distributable print media in terms of crisis and social movements.

• March 24: Deb Schwartzkopf, ceramics, 5:30 p.m. Schwartzkopf is a Seattle-based studio potter making fine porcelain tableware through Rat City Studios. Ceramics Monthly awarded her Ceramic Artist of the Year in 2019.

• March 31: Joel Damon, foundations, 5:30 p.m. Damon is co-founder and co-curator of Project Project, an independent, do-it-yourself contemporary arts space in Omaha.

• April 7: Noel Anderson, printmaking, 5:30 p.m. Anderson is area head of printmaking in New York University’s Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions. Anderson utilizes print-media and arts-based-research to explore philosophical inquiry methodologies.

• 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.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln 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.

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History and Design at 402-472-5522.

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