Current and Upcoming Visitors Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Current Visiting Artist Flyers
Annie F. Adams was born Marian Anne Feldmeier in Waukesha, Wisconsin the seventh of nine children in a large, working-class Catholic family. Adams uses large-scale public installation to inspire conversation and activity around time, memory, and place. Adams received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1995, and an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design (2002). In 2015 she was a Creative Capital Semifinalist and On Our Radar. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries, museums and alternative spaces including Tate Britain, Chicago’s Lincoln Park Conservatory, 6018North, and RISD Museum.
After living and working in Chicago for almost 20 years she recently bought a house in Urbana, Illinois and lives there with her husband and two cats.
- In Residence: August 30-September 18, 2015
- Lecture: Wednesday, September 2, 12:00pm University Galleries @ Uptown Circle
Laura Splan's work interrogates the material manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body. Her conceptually based projects employ a range of traditional and digital techniques. She often uses found objects and appropriated sources to explore socially constructed perceptions of order and disorder. Much of her work is inspired by experimentation with materials and processes including blood, cosmetic facial peel and digital fabrication. Splan's work has been exhibited at venues including Museum of Art & Design (New York, NY), New York Hall of Science (New York, NY), Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), and Nicolaysen Art Museum (Casper, WY). Commissioned projects for her work have included soap residue paintings for the Center for Disease Control and computerized lace doilies for the Gen Art New Media Art Exhibition. She received a Jerome Foundation Grant in 2009 for artist research at medical history museums in Europe. She has been a visiting lecturer on topics of Digital Art and intersections of Art & Biology at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) and Mills College (Oakland, CA). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
- In Residence: October 4-October 23, 2015
- Lecture: Wednesday, October 7, 12:00pm University Galleries @ Uptown Circle.
Adam Farcus is a Chicago based activist, artist, curator, feminist, and teacher. He was born and raised in rural town of Coal City, Illinois. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, B.F.A. from Illinois State University, and A.A. from Joliet Junior College. He has exhibited his work at numerous venues, including Box 13, Houston; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; the American University Musuem, and A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago. He has lectured on his work at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Performance Studies International 16 conference, among many others. From 2012 through 2015 he was also a co-curator, with Allison Yasukawa, for the Baltimore-based residential art space, Lease Agreement.
- In Residence: October 25- November 20, 2015
- Lecture: Wednesday, November 4, 12:00pm University Galleries @ Uptown Circle.
Stephanie Liner of New York grew up in North Carolina where she was influenced by the local textile and furniture industries. She attended North Carolina State University, College of Design and for her MFA the University of Wisconsin in 2007. While finishing her MFA she apprenticed with a traditional upholster at The Straight Thread in Madison, Wisconsin. Her work has been shown nationally and most recently at The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Craft Alliance in St. Louis. Liner’s work has been in various publications including Sculpture Magazine, American Craft Magazine, and Art Forum: Critic’s Pick.
- In Residence: January 24-February 12, 2016
- Lecture: Wednesday, January 27, 12:00p.m. University Galleries @ Uptown Circle
Monika Goetz studied Fine Arts at the Art Academy of Kassel, Germany. After graduation a grant from the DAAD brought Monika to NYC where she has been an artist-in-residence at the LMCC's workspace program, the Art Omi International Art Center, Ghent, NY and the MacDowell Colony, NH. She received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and was the recipient of a Design Award from the Public Design Commission of the City of New York. In 2016 she will realize a Percent for Art project at 122CC (P.S.122) in Manhattan.
- In Residence: February 14-March 4, 2016
Liliya Lifanova (American, born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 1983) lives and works in New York. A multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses performance, painting, drawing and sculpture, she received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL (2010), and is a Fulbright Scholarship recipient (2011-2012). Lifanova has been an artist-in-residence at Gridchinhall Artist Residency, Moscow, Russia (2012), Triangle Arts Association, New York (2013), and more recently at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE and Artist’s Alliance, New York (both in 2015). Recent exhibitions include: Rumour from Ground Control, Rooster Gallery, New York, NY; Pixel, Elga Wimmer Contemporary, New York, NY; It's a Bored Nation, Kunsthalle Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Arte al Centro 2012, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy; Victory of Caïssa. Homage to Marcel Duchamp, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia; Anatomy is Destiny, Museum of Contemporary Art, Saint Louis, MO; Artists Choose Artists, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Untitled, Harper’s Books Gallery, East Hampton, NY. Her work is included in the Permanent Collection of the US Embassy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Art in Embassies, US Department of State, and in several private collections.
- In Residence: March 20-April 15, 2016
- Lecture: Wednesday, March 23, 12:00pm University Galleries @ Uptown Circle