University of Oregon

Department of Art

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: 2012-13

George Raggett

Artwork - Museum of CommerceMuseum of Commerce
Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Museum of Commerce was started by artist George Raggett in 2005. George Raggett received his BA from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara and a Masters from Bard College. He has shown at the Hammer Museum and the Happy Lion Gallery in Los Angeles and been included in exhibitions at White Columns and Triple Candie in New York.

With collaborators, George ran an alternative gallery called "Crocket Rodeo" in Seattle and launched a bi-coastal sculpture project called "Gone Wild." Recent activity of the Museum of Commerce includes inclusion in exhibitions at Art in General (New York), Soloway (Brooklyn), The Lab (Boston), Romer Young Gallery (San Francisco), Mandrake (Los Angeles) and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography (La Jolla).


Arthur Tress

Arthur TressCrossing the Divide (and back again)
Thursday, November 1, 2012

As writer/curator Richard Lorenz has written, "Arthur Tress distills multiple viewpoints in his unique and ever evolving style of photography. The cultural and historical inquiry of the ethnographer, the psycho-social guidance and thought-seeding of the stage director, and the calculating, sometimes improvisational, imagination and creativity of the artist all coalesce in Tress the photographer. He is one of America's most prodigious and diversified photographers, one whose documentary reportage can be so subjective or fabricated that it subverts the genre, whose manufacture of visual Eros can present seemingly incongruous dualities of beauty and violence, and whose creation of an individual mythology in a universe of kitsch can make sense of the meaning of life, death, and the hereafter."

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Peter Happel Christian

Peter Happel Christian photoThursday, November 8, 2012

Through the intersection of photography, sculpture, performance and collaboration, Peter Happel Christian explores the natural landscape as a primary place of human action and reflection. This expanded practice allows him to examine photography as a fluid method of description and invention. Peter Happel Christian received his BFA from the University of Iowa in 1999 and his MFA from the University of Oregon in 2003.

His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States including a solo exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2011. His work is in the collections of the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona, the Tucson Museum of Art and The Midwest Photographer’s Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Peter Happel Christian lives and works in Saint Cloud, Minnesota where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Saint Cloud State University.

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Susan Beiner

Susan Beiner ceramics artworkThursday, November 15, 2012

Susan Beiner received her MFA from The University of Michigan, her BFA from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and currently teaches at Arizona State University. Beiner’s ceramic work has been exhibited at The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, North Carolina; Holter Museum of Art, Montana; Princessehof Keramiekmuseum, Netherlands; Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Wisconsin; and the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, as well as numerous other galleries and universities around the country. Her work is included in The Long Beach Museum of Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, and the Yixing Ceramics Museum in China as well as other permanent and private collections.

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Terry R. Myers

Terry Myers - Documents of Contemporary ArtGEORGE AND MATILDA FOWLER LECTURE
Painting’s Unfinished Business
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Terry R. Myers has written for more than 35 international journals, including Art/Text, Arts Magazine, Flash Art, LA Weekly, Modern Painters, New Art Examiner, and Parkett. Currently he is a regular contributor to Afterall, Art Review and The Brooklyn Rail. Myers has contributed essays to numerous exhibition catalogues and books such as Mary Heilmann: Save the Last Dance for Me and Painting: Documents of Contemporary Art, and has organized many exhibitions nationally and internationally. Myers has taught at Pratt Institute in New York, Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and the Royal College of Art in London. Currently he is Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Heidi Schwegler

Heidi Schwegler - AugenblickThursday, February 7, 2013

Heidi Schwegler explores a wide range of materials in the service of her subject matter. She is drawn to the ruin and the discarded and is interested in modifying such existing objects in order to give them a new sense of purpose. She has participated in numerous shows, both nationally and internationally, and has lectured on her work at contemporary art and design institutions such as the Burg Giebichenstein, (Germany), Cranbrook Academy of Art (Michigan) and Kendall College of Art and Design (Michigan). Reviews of Schwegler’s work have been published in Art in America, ArtNews and the Huffington Post. She earned her MFA from the University of Oregon and is currently Associate Professor at Oregon College of Art and Craft.

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Jerry Bleem

Jerry Bleem - OilThursday, February 21, 2011

Jerry Bleem, an artist, teacher, writer, Franciscan friar and Catholic priest, earned his M.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his M.Div. from the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. Bleem has taught in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 2000.

As an artist, Bteem examines the cultural construction of meaning by looking at what we discard and by transforming the nonprecious through time-intensive accumulation. The resulting work-both 2- and 3-dimensional surfaces-raises issues ranging from apprehension to beauty, ecology to politics. His interests span historic and ethnographic textiles, the dynamics of collecting, and material culture expressive of popular religious practices. In his writing, Bleem investigates the intersection of art and religion in a monthly column for U. S. Catholic magazine; his essays have appeared in journals and exhibition catalogs.

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Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson - UO Visiting ArtistYou never know how it is going to go until you do, I have been told, but I don't know
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Born in 1968, American artist Chris Johanson currently splits his time between Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California. He was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the 2005 Istanbul Bienniel, the 2006 Berlin Biennial and has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows nationally and internationally, including solo shows at Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco, Deitch Projects and Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, Altman Siegel in San Francisco, and Galerie Georg Kargl in Vienna. In 2002 he received a SECA award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Johanson operates "Awesome Vistas," a record label that produces limited-edition vinyl in collaboration with musicians and artists. In 2013, Phiadon will release a monograph about Johanson.


Scott Kolbo

Alley KidsPrints + Drawing + Video + Comedy
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Scott Kolbo was born in Washington State in the early seventies and grew up in the Northwestern United States.  As a kid he spent countless hours drawing to stave off boredom, and drawing continues to play a dominant role in all his work.  He became interested in the tradition of satire by looking through art books in the library and realizing that he was most attracted to prints with funny looking people in them.  He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Boise State University in 1996, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000.  Scott exhibits his work locally, nationally, and in web-based formats.

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Julia Oldham

Julia OldhamThursday, March 7, 2013

Julia Oldham's videos dramatize scientific and mechanical systems and theories.  Her subjects have ranged from insect communication to quantum mechanics, which she translates into love stories and dance-like performances.  Oldham's videos have been screened at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY, the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL, and teh Dia Foundation in New York, NY; and her work has been supported by grants and residencies internationally.  She received her MFA from the University of Chicago and currently lives in Eugene, OR and Brooklyn, NY.


Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald ArtworkThe Reference and the Real Thing
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ian McDonald is an artist living and working in San Francisco. He has shown in the United States, including Rena Bransten Gallery, aov Gallery, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and The New Wight Gallery at UCLA in Los Angeles. European venues include Nieuwe Vide Gallery in Holland, Sophienholm Exhibition Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Svendborg Kunstingbygning Museum in Svendborg, Denmark. In 2007 he was awarded the "Premio Faenza" from the Museo Internazionale della Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy. He has completed residencies in Holland at the European Ceramic Workcenter, the Museum of International Ceramics in Denmark and the Museum of Fine Arts at the De Young Art Center in San Francisco. He is currently on the faculty at The San Francisco Art Institute in the Ceramics and Sculpture Department.

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Julia Christensen

ArtworkThursday, April 18, 2013

Julia Christensen is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores systems of consumerism, community, landscape, and history. She is a 2013 Creative Capital grantee in Emerging Fields, and is the author of Big Box Reuse. Her work has been exhibited internationally and was recently included in Younger Than Jesus (New Museum), and Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes (Walker Art Center). Ms. Christensen is Assistant Professor of Integrated Media in the Studio Art Department at Oberlin College, where she also serves on the faculties of Environmental Studies and TIMARA (Technology in Music and Related Arts).

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Jon Satrom

Satrom artworkTHE FUTUREFORECAST® OF STORMCLOUD COMPUTING™
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jon Satrom is an artist who undermines interfaces, problematizes presets, and playfully bends data. He spends his days fixing things and making things work. He spends his evenings breaking things and searching for the unique blips inherent to the systems he explores and exploits. His time-based works have been enjoyed on screens of all sizes; his Prepared Desktop has been performed in many localizations. His artwork and efforts have been featured in glowing-rectangles and on dead-trees. Collaboratively, Satrom performs with I ♥ PRESETS & PoxParty and co-organizes the GLI.TC/H conference/festival/gathering.

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