Visiting Artist Lectures

Lydia Glenn-Murray

09/01/18

Please join jus for a lecture with Oxbow Alumni Artist Lydia Glenn-Murray (OS20).

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018  7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Lydia Glenn-Murray is an artist, educator and organizer. She attended Oxbow OS20 and had a transformative experience there that confirmed her commitment to art and interdisciplinary learning. She ran an experimental art space in Highland Park, Los Angeles called Chin's Push, an ephemeral project mostly captured through third party documentation including press in Art in America, Artforum, LA Times, LA Weekly, ArtReview, ParisLA, Artsy, and others. Most recently, she moved to her hometown of Berkeley, California to direct 2727 California Street, a non-profit art and education initiative and residency program in an old corner store in South Berkeley.

Visiting Artist Lectures

James Sansing

09/01/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist James Sansing.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM 
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

James Sansing’s films have shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Images Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New York Film Festival among others.

His work has also been shown at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Ampersand International Arts, Mark Wolfe Contemporary as well as other venues, nationally and internationally.

Awards, residencies, and fellowships include the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Pirkle Jones Fund, Headlands Center for the Arts, Kala Art Institute, Recology, Sustainable Arts Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation and others.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a graduate from the San Francisco Art Institute.

jamessansing.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Josh Faught

09/01/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Josh Faught.

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM 
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Reveling in the suburban panic punctuated by a hysterical self-help culture, compulsion toward decoration, and docudramatic tragedy, Josh Faught's current work uses elements of textiles, collage, sculpture, and painting to triangulate between a space that negotiates the history of textiles, a social/political history, and personal history.

These mythologized reconfigurations respond to ongoing interests surrounding possibilities in narrative between object, ornamentation, sexual difference, desire, and the site of domestic dysfunction. The objects in Faught's work are often twins, explicit or sometimes tacit doppelgangers shadowing each other.

Performing or sublimating a “fabulous” sense of isolation or disconnectedness, these objects borrow an expressive vernacular from the art fabric movement; a moment where threads were not to be walked upon or worn but could, by contrast, ventriloquize a sense of political urgency and delineate the presence of our bodies and our neurosis.

Faught has exhibited his work in numerous venues internationally. Recent solo museum exhibitions include a site-specific installation at the Neptune Society Columbarium as part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Art Award Exhibition; the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri (both 2013); and the Seattle Art Museum in conjunction with his Betty Bowen Award (2009). Solo exhibitions also include Kendal Koppe Gallery, Glasgow (2014), and Launch Pad, London (2014), Lisa Cooley, New York (2010 and 2012) and Western Bridge, Seattle (2010). His work appeared in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Emily Foundation for the Arts, New York, the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (both 2014), Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, Oakville Galleries, Ontario (both 2013). Currently his work is in the group exhibition, Fiber: Sculpture 1960- Present at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, which will travel to the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio and Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. His work is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, The Baltimore Museum of Art as well as the Rubell Family Collection. Faught is the recipient of the 2009 Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award, the 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant and the 2012 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) Award. 

His work has also appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, ArtReview (UK), The Studio Reader, Crafts (UK), and the New Yorker

joshfaught.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Jesse Fleming

09/01/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Jesse Fleming.

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM 
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Fleming is an artist, filmmaker, educator, and co-founder of the artist collective Gatherall. He is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists innovating the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Fleming's motivation is to transmute, and at times lower our perceived boundary between self and other. To do this, he takes inspiration from contemplative maps where a practitioner is given systematic techniques to explore their world, perception, consciousness, and relation to other through direct experience. This is seen in Fleming’s artistic research and development — a hybrid output of his media art, installation, and filmmaking, lectures, and contemplative workshops.

jessefleming.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Rebecca Manson

09/01/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Rebecca Manson.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM 
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Rebecca Manson is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has received a Windgate Fellowship Award and a Windgate Project Grant. She has been a resident artist and Zentrum Fur Keramik and California State University Long Beach. Through her sculpture work and in the classroom, Rebecca is interested in clay as a metaphor for community and the body. The spherical form, a recurring theme in her work, celebrates the idea that small parts together amount to something impactful. Her work is frequently comprised of thousands of tiny, handmade porcelain parts which on their own may appear trivial, but in mass depict the power of togetherness. Through her upcoming interactive public outdoor sculpture, she challenges ideas about fragility.

rebexman.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Rebecca Manson

09/01/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Rebecca Manson.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM 
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Rebecca Manson is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has received a Windgate Fellowship Award and a Windgate Project Grant. She has been a resident artist and Zentrum Fur Keramik and California State University Long Beach. Through her sculpture work and in the classroom, Rebecca is interested in clay as a metaphor for community and the body. The spherical form, a recurring theme in her work, celebrates the idea that small parts together amount to something impactful. Her work is frequently comprised of thousands of tiny, handmade porcelain parts which on their own may appear trivial, but in mass depict the power of togetherness. Through her upcoming interactive public outdoor sculpture, she challenges ideas about fragility.

rebexman.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Alake Shilling

01/30/18

Please join jus for a lecture with Oxbow Alumni Artist Alake Shilling (OS22).

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018  7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Alake Shilling's bubblegum pop aesthetic and curious storytelling fuse to create dynamic ceramics and canvases of otherworldly abstraction and intrigue. Wrought with dark humor and stupefying detail, she guides her viewer through naturalistic scenes of cartoonish wild fauna and other symbols. With an aimless quality of expansion, she elicits a sense of longing in her work - for the crevices in our minds still unbound by adulthood. Her process starts by building up texture on a surface and then by pouring paints and other materials in select areas. She then inserts images into the remaining space, bringing the canvas to life. Shilling is an artist living and working in Los Angeles.


Visiting Artist Lectures

Kathleen Henderson

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Kathleen Henderson.

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Kathleen Henderson is a visual artist living and working in the Bay Area.

Oscillating between fascination and apprehension Henderson’s work illuminates our struggle to make sense of a senseless world with an expansive body of work that includes drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Henderson’s work has been the subject of numerous solo shows in LA, and San Francisco as well as the Drawing Center in New York. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and is in the collections of the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is currently a facilitator at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA and senior editor at the Creative Growth magazine.

kathleenhenderson.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Linda Connor

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Linda Connor.

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Linda Connor has had a long and distinguished career in photography, and has traveled extensively nationally and internationally to produce her work to places such as India, Turkey, Peru, Iceland, South East Asia, as well as the United States. Using the tools reminiscent of 19th century landscape photography, she creates images that reflect the poetry and mystery of the places. Her photographs contemplate the relationship of the sacred to the natural world. Since the late 1960’s, she has been teaching in the photography department at the San Francisco Art Institute as well as exhibiting and publishing her work. In 2002, she founded PhotoAlliance, a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding, appreciation and creation of contemporary photography. Amongst other awards, Connor is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim fellowship. Her work can be found in the collections of Art Institute of Chicago, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Victoria and Alberta Museum in London.

hainesgallery.com


Visiting Artist Lectures

Lewis deSoto

01/30/18

Please join us for a lecture with artist Lewis deSoto.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018  7:00 — 8:30 PM
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Lewis deSoto (Cahuilla) is a contemporary artist based in Napa and Los Angeles. His work takes many forms, elaborate installations, photographs, writing projects, sculpture and media works. His book, “Empire,” about San Bernardino and Riverside counties was released one year ago. He has produced a series of installation works based on Native American themes since 1990 and will use the evening to document and comment on the development of these works.  His installations incorporate architecture, sculpture, sound as well as historical documents and narratives. He is a professor of art at San Francisco State University.  

lewisdesoto.net



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