Artist Talks | Paul Mathieu

WHEN: Wednesday, April 4 at 1 p.m. + Wednesday, April 4 at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Room 520

Paul Mathieu’s new online book “The Art of the Future: A History and Theory of Ceramics” presents a new model for the study of art history. Beyond Chronology and Geography, it proposes to analyze the specific contributions of ceramics to world culture since the Neolithic to today. Organized around 7 aesthetics and 7 themes, it covers the whole history of the field around issues of context, concepts and meanings. 

Artist Talk | Grant Garmezy

WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 5:45 p.m.

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD

Grant Garmezy has focused on sculpting glass since 2007 when he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia. His sculptures often involve realistic animal forms and incorporate collisions of imagery to create unique narratives that sit amid the visual vocabularies of heraldic shields and modern tattoo.

Artist Talk | Marilène Oliver

WHEN: Friday, February 16, 2018, at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Room 510

About the Artist

Oliver has a MA in Fine Art Printmaking and a MPhil from the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been exhibited internationally at such venues as: Blackheath Gallery in London, European Center for the Arts in Dresden, and Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. Her work, which mixes contemporary print media, craft and new technologies, belongs in the collections 

Artist Talk | Jessica Brandl

WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Room 520, ACAD

You are invited to an artist talk and Q + A with visiting ceramics artist Jessica Brandl.

Artists Statement

The hero’s tale is an intriguing concept; it is a reoccurring theme embedded in nearly every human story describing a downtrodden yet virtuous figure and their path in overcoming obstacles to arrive at success. This narrative describes the core characters journey of all religions, countless mythologies, and all of the Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter series.