Tuesday, January 17, 2017

(She) Twerkin’, stone litho with watercolor, 18” x 24” image area, 2014Kathy Aoki, a leading American printmaker, will give a public talk at 7 p.m. January 26, at Oregon State University as part of the School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.

Aoki will present a survey of her prints, and speak on the relationship between printmaking and her series, “The Museum of Historical Makeovers.” The talk will be held in room 13 of the Memorial Union at 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. A reception with the scholar will take place prior to the lecture at 6 p.m. The reception and talk are free and open to the public.

Aoki will also will be in residence on campus that day and will spend time reviewing and critiquing student art work.

Aoki lives and works in the Silicon Valley, where she is an associate professor of studio art and chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University. Her prints can be found in major collections across the U.S., including the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Harvard University Art Museums and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony of New Hampshire, the Headlands Center for the Arts of California, and the Franz Masereel Centrum of Belgium, UK.

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture series brings world-renowned artists and scholars to the OSU campus to interact with students in the art department so they can learn what is required of a professional artist or scholar.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2dVv5kW and http://www.kaoki.com.