The department of art and the Barrick Museum welcome Artist Joan Linder as a guest speaker of the 2014 UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Linder uses traditional materials—quill pens and bottles of ink—to create large-scale images, exploring the sub-technological processes of observation and mark making. She has shown at notable venues including The Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark; Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC; Queens Museum of Art, NY; White Columns, NY, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and The Bronx Museum, NY. Prestigious awards include residency fellowships at Smack Mellon, MacDowell and Yaddo, the Foundation of Jewish Culture’s Ronnie Heyman Award, and a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant.
Recently, Linder completed a permanent installation at the 71st Street Station in Brooklyn, NY, for the MTA. Linder has two solo exhibitions coming up this fall; one at the Omi Gallery in Ghent, NY and the other at Fiendish Plots in Lincoln, NE. Linder will also be completing a collaborative permanent artwork for the Wilson Street Farm, part of ArtFarms. She is represented by Mixed Greens Gallery in NYC and lives and works in Buffalo, NY.
The UNLV Visiting Artists Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
Lectures take place every Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m.