Visiting artist Pietrantoni comes to campus Sept. 22

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Visiting artist Pietrantoni comes to campus Sept. 22

Nicole Pietrantoni, “Precipitous.” 14’ x 6’. Inkjet on Awagami Inbe Thick, folded and bound into 5 accordion books (each 22 pages) that expand to create a panoramic image.
Nicole Pietrantoni, “Precipitous.” 14’ x 6’. Inkjet on Awagami Inbe Thick, folded and bound into 5 accordion books (each 22 pages) that expand to create a panoramic image.

Printmaker Nicole Pietrantoni will present the next lecture of the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in Richards Hall, Room 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Pietrantoni’s artwork explores the complex relationship between humans and nature via installations, artists’ books and works on paper. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including a Fulbright, a Leifur Eiriksson Foundation Grant, an Artist Trust Fellowship, the Manifest Prize and the Graves Award for excellence in humanities teaching and research.

Her work has been in more than 80 national and international exhibitions and is in collections including the University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Iowa Museum of Art; Zayed University, United Arab Emirates; and the Proyecto Ace Print Collection in Buenos Aires.

Pietrantoni earned an MFA and MA in printmaking from the University of Iowa and a BS in human and organizational development and art history from Vanderbilt University. She is currently an assistant professor of art at Whitman College where she teaches printmaking and book arts. She is also president of the board of SGC International, North America’s largest professional organization dedicated to education and scholarship in the field of printmaking.

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. Every visiting artist or scholar gives at least one major lecture that is free and open to the public.

The remaining lectures in the series this fall include:

• Phillip Chen, printmaking, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Richards Hall, Room 15. Chen is professor of drawing and printmaking at Drake University.

• Ron Jude, photography, at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Sheldon Museum of Art’s auditorium. Presented in conjunction with the Sheldon Museum of Art, Jude’s lecture is titled “Those are not mountains you see.” Jude will discuss the dubious empirical and storytelling assumptions we make about photographic images, his sleight-of-hand influence on these expectations and how this strategy employs narrative as an artificial container for an engagement with the poetics of experience.

• Iva Gueorguieva, painting and sculpture, at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Richards Hall, Room 15. She lives and works in Los Angeles and received her Master of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.

• Radha Pandey, papermaker and letterpress printer, at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Richards Hall, Room 15. Pandey earned her Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship.

• Priya Kambli, photography, at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Richards Hall, Room 15. Kambli’s work is rooted in her fascination in the intersection between her parents’ lives in India and her own in the U.S. For Kambli, photography is a means to bridge the gap between two cultures, come to terms with the effects of displacement and to illuminate connections between the past and the present.

• Chris Gustin and Gerit Grimm, ceramics, at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Richards Hall, Room 15. Their visit is sponsored primarily by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Clay Club. Gustin is one of the leading ceramists of his generation with more than 40 solo exhibitions at leading institutions and galleries throughout the world. Grimm is assistant professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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

Additional artists may be added to the schedule. Click here for updates.

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