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2013-2014 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Featuring Beau Cary and Cedra Wood, Carol Hummel, Joshua Dudley Greer, Jenny Odell, Andrea Polli for the Deem Distinguished Lecture celebrating Deem 20: Twenty Years of the Deem Distinguished Artist Lecture, Nathan Martin, and Dr. Mickey Abel representing the J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Lecture Series in Art History.

Beau Cary and Cedra Wood

Sept. 5, 2013
Beau Carey received both his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in painting and drawing from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. His work has always dealt with the question of how to represent landscape in a way that is both visually engaging and critically aware of important issues concerning land use. He says that as an artist it is his job to engage fully with his community, to allow that engagement to inform his work, and thus allow his work to spur positive action within that community. Cedra Wood received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Austin College, and her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of New Mexico. She currently lives and works in Albuquerque. Her most recent solo exhibition, “That Sound Under the Floor is the Sea” focused on her art-centric travels above the Arctic Circle in 2012. The exhibition included Wood’s journal, on display alongside loose-leaf studies, photographs, works on paper and documentation of performance work in the field. 

Carol Hummel

Sept. 19, 2013 | Exhibition in the Paul Mesaros Gallery, Oct. 10 - Dec. 10, 2013
Hummel's work is ontological in intention and traverses the socially constructed constraints of difference by exploring the ties that bind human beings to each other through culture, kinship, history, social interaction and friendship. She worked with WVU art students, faculty, staff and community members to cover a tree near the Creative Arts Center with colorful knitted and crocheted yarn.

Joshua Dudley Greer

Sept. 26, 2013
Joshua Dudley Greer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002 and an Master of Fine Arts, with distinction, from the University of Georgia in 2009. His photographs have appeared in The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Volume 2, Flash Forward 2010, Smithsonian Magazine and Photographer’s Forum. He has received grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, Tennessee Arts Commission and in 2012 was named one of the New Superstars of Southern Art by Oxford American.

Jenny Odell

Oct. 24, 2013 | Exhibition in the Laura Mesaros Gallery, Oct. 10 - Dec. 10, 2013
Odell is a San Francisco native with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design from the San Francisco Art Institute and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Her work has been featured at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Google Headquarters and Les Rencontres D’Arles in France. It has also turned up in TIME Magazine, the Atlantic, the NPR Picture Show, Pop-up Magazine, Rhizome, Guernica and ESPN Magazine.

Andrea Polli 

Jan. 23, 2014 | Exhibition in the Laura Mesaros Gallery, Jan. 23 - Feb. 27, 2013
Polli is an artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology whose practice includes media installations, public interventions, curating and directing art and community projects, and writing. She is currently an associate professor of Art and Ecology with appointments in the College of Fine Arts and School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico. 

Nathan Martin

Jan. 30, 2014
Martin is CEO of Deeplocal, an award-winning Pittsburgh-based advertising agency that has become synonymous iwth innovation. Deeplocal is a small agency that engineers new products on its own, while also performing paid service work for advertising clients.

Dr. Mickey Abel

Feb. 20, 2014 | J. Bernard Schultz Lecture in Art History
Abel studies the abbey of Maillezais in western France, which had tremendous holdings during the Middle Ages and restructured the swamps and tidal lands into canals that persist to the present day. These changed not only the ecology but the economy of the region.