October 28 / 7 pm
Nasher Lecture Series
Featuring Ann Hamilton
Presented by University of North Texas
and Nasher Sculpture Center
Internationally recognized visual artist Ann Hamilton will be the featured speaker at the 2014 UNT Nasher Lecture Series.
presented by the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, will be held at the Nasher Sculpture Center. This is the 16th year of this distinguished series focused on bringing a working artist’s perspective to students and the general public. A limited number of tickets are available for $25 for the general public and $20 for Nasher Sculpture Center Members.
Ann Hamilton is a visual artist internationally recognized for the sensory surrounds of her largescale multimedia installations. Using time as process and material, her methods of making serve as an invocation of place, of collective voice, of communities past and of labor present.
Noted for a dense accumulation of materials, her ephemeral environments create immersive experiences that poetically respond to the architectural presence and social history of their sites. Born in Lima, Ohio, in 1956, Ann Hamilton received a BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas in 1979 and an MFA in sculpture from the Yale School of Art in 1985. From 1985 to 1991, she taught on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Hamilton has served on the faculty of The Ohio State University since 2001, where she is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art.Among her many honors, Hamilton has been the recipient of the Heinz Award, MacArthur Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She represented the United States in the 1991 Sao Paulo Bienal, the 1999 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited extensively around the world.
The lecture is sponsored by the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Series in Contemporary Sculpture and Criticism, endowed at UNT by Nancy A. Nasher, David H. Haemisegger and grandchildren.