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Visiting Artist Speaker Series with Heather Hart
September 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Department of Art regularly invites artists, critics, historians, and designers to participate in the Department of Art Speaker Series, classroom lectures, and critiques. The lecture series happens every fall semester and is free to the public.
On Monday, September 20, join us for a lecture with Heather Hart, whose exhibition, Afrotecture (Re)Collection, is on view at UB CFA Gallery. *UB Art Galleries will be open before Hart’s lecture from 5:45–6:30pm.
About the Artist:
Heather Hart was born in Seattle and is now based in Brooklyn. She is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the power in thresholds, questioning dominant narratives, and creating alternatives to them through viewer activation. She was awarded grants from Anonymous Was A Woman, the Graham Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, NYFA, and Harpo Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at the Queens Museum, Storm King Art Center, The Kohler Art Center, NCMA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and University of Toronto, Scarborough among other spaces. In 2005, Hart co-founded Black Lunch Table, an organization that is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, Creative Capital, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Hart is an Assistant Professor at Mason Gross School for Art + Design and a trustee at Storm King Art Center. She works with Davidson Gallery in New York and studied at Skowhegan, Whitney ISP, Cornish College of the Arts, Princeton University, receiving her MFA from Rutgers University.