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Visiting Artist Lecture Series

The Visiting Artist Lectures series at the University of Nevada, Reno provides the community an opportunity to expand its cultural perspectives with experts from various artistic fields during lectures open to the public.

Upcoming lectures

Joel Swanson
5:30 p.m. January 22, 2015
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Room 124, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Ampersand by Joel Swanson

Joel Swanson is an artist, designer and writer who serves as the director of the technology of the arts and media program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He teaches classes on digital art, media theory and the history of design. He received his Masters of Fine Art at the University of California, San Diego with a specialty in computing and the arts.

Literary and linguistic theory inform and motivate his work, which ranges from sculpture to interactive installation. Thematically, his work explores the nature of language, its materiality and its modes of signification within physical and virtual forms. Specifically, he revisits the questions posed by many of the conceptual language artists of the 1960s and 1970s, but in light of contemporary digital technologies.

His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery of Toronto, the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange Country Museum of Contemporary Art.

Past lectures

Scott Tsuchitani
5:30-6:45 p.m. Sept. 4, 2014
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Room 124, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Geisha by Scott Tsuchitani

Scott Tsuchitani is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in San Francisco. His art has been shown in galleries, museums and universities in eight states and locally at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Meridian Gallery, Asian Art Museum and de Young Museum. His socially engaged interventions have been recognized by scholars from a range of disciplines around the United States and have demonstrated impact on academic discourse on four continents.Before becoming a visual artist, Tsuchitani worked in documentary film on international productions and alongside Academy Award-winning filmmakers. His own documentary, "Meeting at Tule Lake," aired on regional PBS television, national public access, and at film festivals in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.He also co-authored two patents during a previous career as an engineer in the medical device industry. Tsuchitani holds master's engineering degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and San Diego, and a bachelor's degree from Berkeley as well. He received his formal art education at City College of San Francisco.

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