VISITING ARTIST SERIES 2019 - 2020
The College of DuPage Visiting Artist Series provides opportunities for the community to interact with leaders in the field of contemporary art, design and culture. Through lectures, conversations and workshops, a diverse range of art professionals provide students with new perspectives on contemporary artistic practices. This year’s series highlights artists who are committed to engaging with materiality through diverse mediums and practices.
The series is a collaboration between the Fine Arts and Architecture programs and the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. All lectures are free and open to the public. Times and Locations are subject to change.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, 1 p.m., Belushi Performance Hall, McAninch Arts Center
Nick Cave is a Messenger, Artist, and Educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. His solo exhibitions have expanded globally from the United States through France, Africa, Denmark, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. He has been described as a Renaissance artist and says of himself "I have found my middle and now ... working toward what I am leaving behind." Cave received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute; he also works as a professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, 11 a.m., Belushi Performance Hall, McAninch Arts Center
Mie Kongo grew up in the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan and now lives and works in Evanston, IL, where she makes multidisciplinary work including ceramic sculptures, installations, 2D work, and porcelain designed objects. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions at the Arts and Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI, 4th Ward Project Space in Chicago, Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University Bloomington, Cleve Carney Art Gallery in Glen Ellyn, IL, and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Her residencies include Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Center in Japan, the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands, and Intonation Deidesheim in Germany. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the ceramics department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m., Belushi Performance Hall, McAninch Arts Center
Aden Kumler is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Art History and Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago and an affiliated faculty member of the University of Chicago’s Medieval Studies program, Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Divinity School. She earned a BA degree from the University of Chicago, an MA from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, a PhD in the History of Art & Architecture at Harvard University, and a Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto.Her first book, Translating Truth: Ambitious Images and Religious Knowledge in Late Medieval France and England, was published by Yale University Press in 2011. With Christopher Lakey, she co-edited a special 2012 issue of Gesta devoted to materiality and meaning in medieval art. She is the inaugural co-editor of the International Center of Medieval Art’s new “Viewpoints” book series, a new forum for experimental books on medieval art history, co-published by the International Center of Medieval Art and Penn State University Press.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 11 a.m., Playhouse Theatre, McAninch Arts Center, Room 205
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Paola Cabal has lived in Chicago since 2001. A site specific installation artist, Cabal is best known for her rigorous observational studies of daylight over time-- movements the artist photographs on site, then paints directly into spaces trompe l’oeil-style, using spray paint. As an artist and educator, Cabal is interested in the intersection between physics and perception and co-teaches a course called “Articulating Time and Space” alongside astrophysicist Kathryn Schaffer at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cabal has received a fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, an Individual Artist award from the Richard H Driehaus Foundation, a joint commission for the Chicago Transit Authority and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and a residency at the Chicago Cultural Center. She has been featured in articles for Chicago Woman Magazine, F News Magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times; recent reviews of her work can be found in the Chicago Tribune, Art News Online, and NewCity Art.
Wednesday, March 18, 1 p.m., Belushi Performance Hall, McAninch Arts Center
Based in New York, Mary Mattingly studies public-public partnerships for water infrastructure, commons management, mobile architecture, and has built floating eco habitats. In 2016, she launched a floating food forest on a barge called “Swale”, a social sculpture where people are invited to pick food from an edible landscape in order to circumvent pubic land laws in New York City that disallow public foraging. Mattingly recently transplanted a group of edible palm trees from agricultural zone 10 to zone 5 in upstate New York; the introduced flora accounts for predictions in climatological shifts and how that may affect agricultural zones. Mattingly’s artwork has been featured in The New York Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS, BBC, NBC, and PBS's Art21.
Wednesday, April 8 2020, 11 a.m., Playhouse Theatre, McAninch Arts Center, Room 205
Vladimir Radutny was born in Nikolayev, Ukraine in 1978. In 1989, he and his family arrived in Chicago as part of an immigration wave of Russian Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. In 2008, Vladimir founded his Chicago-based architecture and design studio, during which time he has also held teaching appointments at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture where he continues to teach. Vladimir’s multi-disciplinary architecture practice focuses on innovative design solutions that challenge the conventional interpretations of space, function, and material use. His studio’s approach is ideas-driven, relying on imagination and experience to identify the creative nuances within each project. He believes in Architecture as an art form with capacity to not just alter space, but to change perceptions, feelings and habits, transcending the workplace, home, or in-between. His practice has been recognized with numerous AIA design awards, and in 2017 Radutny was awarded the Dubin Family Young Architect Award.
Artist Vladimir Radutny