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Judy Natal, School of Art Lecture
March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chicago-based artist and photography professor at Columbia College Judy Natal will present a lecture at the LSU School of Art at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103). The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.
Professor Susan Ryan invited Natal to lecture at the college and speak to her art history class, Art and the Environment: New Meanings for Landscape. Natal’s visit is sponsored by the LSU School of Art, the College of Art & Design, and the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio.
Natal’s photographs and videos have been exhibited internationally and are in permanent collections around the world. She has received numerous grants and fellowships, including Polaroid grants and a Fulbright travel grant and fellowships with the Illinois Arts Council and the New York Foundation for the Arts Photography Fellowships.
Author of Earthwords and Neon Boneyard Las Vegas A-Z, Natal has been awarded many artist residencies that have taken her to Iceland, the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon, and the Biosphere II, where she established an artist residency program to invite artists to create a cultural response to this man-made wonder of the world. Natal’s photographs explore landscapes that have been altered by scientists, engineers, and designers. In addition, she has ventured into the world of robotics to examine our complex relationship with machines built in our own image. She ultimately questions what it means to be human. Currently, she is working on a project about the weather while in residence in the Faroe Islands.