Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday, September 21 Lecture

Artist John Richardson will speak tonight at 5:15 in Alexander Hall Auditorium

Professor Richardson earned his graduate degrees in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MFA 1996, MA 1994) and his undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA (BA with honors, 1993). He currently teaches at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he is the Chair of the department. He has also served the department in the roles of sculpture area coordinator, Interim Chair, Associate Chair, and Graduate Officer. Prior to teaching at Wayne State, he taught at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Through his sculpture, Prof. Richardson investigates a notion of mind/body duality where a created object begins as an extension of the maker and then emerges as a separate entity that may or may not be interdependent. He works in a variety of media including cast and welded metals, rubber, glass, wood, plastic, and stone. He has participated in over 50 national, group exhibitions and held many one-person exhibitions – including an exhibition at the South Bend Museum of Art (2007). In March 2012, he had a one-person exhibition at the University of Minnesota-Morris. In the summer of 2012 he exhibited sculpture in a group exhibition at Causey Contemporary Gallery (NYC) and later in the fall at a one-person exhibition at Finlandia University. His award winning work is held in numerous private and public collections, including the Michigan Legacy Art Park (Ontonagon, 2002); Xiadu Park, Yanqing, China (Anastomatic Lines, 2001); the Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture, Coalbrookdale, England (Articulated Lapse, 2003) and the Lumsden School, Lumsden, Scotland (Time Boundary, 2004).

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