School of Art Welcomes Visible Artist Caroline Kent to Lecture Sequence


Don Juan Ibitayo Sr.

Viewing Lecture by Caroline Kent

The University of Art in the Fulbright College or university of Arts and Sciences is delighted to welcome visible artist Caroline Kent to the virtual Browsing Lecture Sequence at 4:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 31

Kent is a Chicago-dependent visible artist. An posting by the New York Periods Type Magazine noted that her canvases, “discover the electric power and restrictions of language – and challenge the modernist canon of abstraction.”

She reports the partnership between language, translation and abstraction when at the same time speaking to her have lived encounter. Her exercise and curiosity takes numerous types of drawings, paintings, text, sculpture and overall performance.

Aaron R. Turner, educating assistant professor at the College of Art, works seriously in abstraction and shares that he was immediately drawn to her function when he to start with encountered it pretty much two many years back. 

“I am fired up for Caroline’s lecture and for pupils to get the prospect to hear how she talks about her perform,” he said. “She attracts from functional regions of her life as inspiration to generate distinctive visual aesthetics, and at the exact time, operates on a amount that is obtainable to a multitude of audiences.”

Kent obtained a B.S. from Illinois State University and an M.F.A. from The College of Minnesota. She at present has a solo exhibition on look at at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which will run through June 12. 

The exhibition is composed of an immersive installation titled Victoria/Veronica: Generating Room, which delivers with each other paintings, sculptures, seem and architectural interventions. Victoria and Veronica are a fictional established of similar twins who communicate telepathically across two distinct environments: a writing place and a reading lounge. Even though physically distanced, the twins are united by the key language they share. 

Beforehand, Kent’s function has been exhibited at institutions such as The Walker Artwork Middle, The DePaul Artwork Museum, The California African American Museum, The Flag Art Foundation, The Suburban and The Museum of Up to date Art. In addition, her work is in the collections of the Walker Art Heart, The Art Institute of Chicago, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art.  

She has been given grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The McKnight Foundation and The Jerome Foundation. In 2018, she was a Paint School fellow of the New York-based method, Shandaken Initiatives. Most lately, she was chosen as a 2020 awardee of the Artadia Basis Chicago. 

Kent is an assistant professor of painting at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern College, Evanston, Illinois. 

All are invited to study extra about Kent and her work Thursday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m. The virtual Viewing Lecture Sequence is no cost and open up to the community.

Be part of the virtual lecture on Zoom: https://us02world wide