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Sean Caulfield, “Studio Practice, Printmaking, and Interdisciplinary Collaborations,” Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Endowed Lecture
October 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Canadian artist Sean Caulfield will lecture at the LSU School of Art in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103) at 5 p.m. October 21, 2015.
This Alfred C. Glassell Jr. endowed lecture, “Sean Caulfield: Studio Practice, Printmaking, and Interdisciplinary Collaborations,” coincides with an exhibition, Landscapes and the Approaching Present, featuring prints and sculptures by Sean Caulfield, at the Glassell Gallery at the Shaw Center for the Arts, October 22–December 6, 2015. An opening reception will be held at the Glassell Gallery on Thursday, October 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Caulfield has exhibited extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. His creative research involves the production of artist’s books, prints, drawings, and installations that explore the impact of technology on the environment and our bodies. Specifically, he is interested in creating visual images that blur boundaries between the biological and the technological, the organic and the mechanical, and challenge viewers to consider the implications of this merging.
His recent exhibitions include: Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society, and Art at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta; Darkfire and the Waiting Room at the Art League in Houston, Texas; The New World at the Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art in Debrecen, Hungary; and Imagining Science at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton. Caulfield was named Canada Research Chair in Fine Arts (Tier 2) from 2000–10, and is currently a University of Alberta Centennial Professor. He has received numerous grants and awards for his work, including the Triennial Prize at the 2nd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition in Thailand; a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Dissemination Grant; a Canadian Stem Cell Network Impact Grant; an SSHRC Fine Arts Creation Grant; a Canada Council Travel Grant; and a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council. Caulfield’s work is in various public and private collections such as the Houghton Library at Harvard University; the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England; and the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas in Austin.