Visiting Artist Lectures

Akea Brionne Brown (OS29)

01/31/20

Please join us for a lecture with Oxbow alumni artist Akea Brionne Brown (OS29).

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Akea Brionne Brown is a photographer, writer, curator, and researcher whose personal work investigates the implications of historical racial and social structures in relation to the development of contemporary black life and identity within America. With a particular focus on the ways in which history influences the contemporary cultural milieu of the American black middle class, she explores current political and social themes, as they relate to historical forms of oppression, discrimination, and segregation in American history.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Jodie Mack

01/31/20

Please join us for a lecture with artist Jodie Mack.

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Jodie Mack is an experimental animator who received her MFA in film, video, and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Musical documentary or stroboscopic archive: her films study domestic and recycled materials to illuminate the elements shared between fine-art abstraction and mass-produced graphic design. The works unleash the kinetic energy of overlooked and wasted objects and question the role of decoration in daily life.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Sandra Ono

01/31/20

Please join us for a lecture with artist Sandra Ono.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Sandra Ono’s sculptural work is informed by biology and physiology. Her choice of materials and forms arise from interests in the consequences of what we consume, and inversely, what consumes us. She frequently employs synthetic and ubiquitous, utilitarian products such as plastic bags, re-contextualizing these materials to create non-functioning, organic and corporeal forms which examine experiences of the human body, granting dimension to internal states.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Lisa Rybovich Crallé

01/31/20

Please join us for a lecture with artist Lisa Rybovich Crallé.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Lisa Rybovich Crallé is an interdisciplinary artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her research focuses on corporeality and embodied experience in relation to sculpture, installation, and performance. Her work has been presented at Cornell University, the Manetti Shrem Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Berkeley Art Museum, Syracuse University, Mills College, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Land and Sea, and Field Projects, among other venues. She has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow, Arteles, and the Bubec Sculpture Studio. In addition to her studio practice, Lisa teaches at Berkeley City College and co-organizes Heavy Breathing, a series of experimental artist-led movement seminars.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Eric Veit (OS10)

01/31/20

Please join us for a lecture with artist Eric Veit (OS10).

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Eric Veit’s work deals with abstract principles such as the organization of information, relationships between human nature and non-human nature, cognition and categorization, fiction as opposed to truth, and the passage of time. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and recently at Bel Ami, Los Angeles; Motel, New York; Boatos Fine Arts, São Paulo; Carl Louie, London, Ontario; Rear Window, New York; Exo Exo, Paris; Parisian Laundry, Montreal; Jack Hanley, New York; SpazioA, Pistoia; Interstate Projects, New York; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Audrey Snyder (OS17) and Joe Riley

09/17/19

Please join us for a lecture with Oxbow alumni artist Audrey Snyder (OS17) and Joe Riley.

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The Oxbow School Dining Hall, 530 Third Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Audrey Snyder (b. San Francisco, 1991) is an artist and chef based in the U.S. Her engagement in these practices finds footing in seeds, soil, and geological time. She has a BFA from the Cooper Union (2013) and participated in the Interdisciplinary Art & Theory Program (2018-19), Fresh Kills Field R/D program (2017-18), and was a fellow of the Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship (2018-19). Her collaborative work with the collective Futurefarmers has exhibited widely, including the Guggenheim Intervals (2011), Artes Mundi 7 and Sharjah Biennial 13. In 2019, her project CAMPAGNA/CAMPANA/CAMPO was awarded first prize from the Rural Design Lab in San Potito Sannitico, Italy.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Anneli Henriksson (OS19)

08/25/19

Please join us for a lecture with Oxbow alumni artist Anneli Henriksson (OS19).

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Using a sardonic approach to exploring existentialism, Anneli Sanaye Henriksson's work engages with countercultural production of the recent past in order to examine an aesthetic manifestation of melancholia. She creates spaces that reflect ritualistic or symbolic attempts to resist the power of bourgeois hegemony. Through self-publishing, drawings, comics, garments and textiles, she challenges perceived boundaries between object, action, and place. By positioning the viewer in a space of global environmental, political, and social angst, the work invites the viewer to ask themself: Ever look at a flower and hate it? Henriksson was born in 1991 in Palo Alto, CA. She attended the Oxbow School in 2009 and received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Henriksson currently lives and works at the feminist art collective the Dirt Palace in Providence, Rhode Island.

annellihenriksson.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

Bessma Khalaf

08/25/19

Please join us for a lecture with artist Bessma Khalaf.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Born in Iraq, Bessma Khalaf emigrated to San Diego, California in 1990 just two years after the end of the Iraq/Iran war and just before the first Gulf War - those years of her childhood are not lost in the work.

Balancing mischievousness and malice, Khalaf’s processes of degradation (burning, smashing, consuming, etc.) explore the boundaries of landscape, place, and image. Khalaf proposes that beyond the nihilism of destruction, voids and absences possess generative possibilities, either in nature or in her practice. Figuratively and pictorially, voids carve an ambiguous space in the representation of landscape and the documentation of performance. Entrenched in process, Khalaf mixes mysticism, futility, and endurance when pitting herself against the overwhelming vastness of her surroundings, and the largeness of the romantic landscape.

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Visiting Artist Lectures

Kamrooz Aram

08/25/19

Please join us for a lecture with artist Kamrooz Aram.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:00 — 8:30pm
Location: The CIA at Copia Theater, 500 First Street, Napa, CA

Artist Biography

Kamrooz Aram (b. 1978, Shiraz, Iran) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Aram’s diverse practice often engages the complicated relationship between Modernism and the so-called decorative arts. Through a variety of forms including painting, collage, drawing and installation, Aram has found the potential for image-making to function critically in its use as a tool for a certain renegotiation of history.

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