Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture: Tim Portlock
February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tim Portlock was born in Chicago which inspired his lifelong interest in the dialogue between place and the formation of identity. Educated primarily as a traditional visual artist Portlock has worked in the past as a community-based muralist as well as a studio painter. His current body of work is created using 3D gaming technology to simulate real world and imagined spaces based on the abandoned and foreclosed buildings in biking distance of his home in Philadelphia.
Portlock has had exhibitions at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, Georgetown University, Main Line Art Center, Stedman Art Gallery, ICA Philadelphia, Drosky Museum, Vox Populi, Fleischer Art Memorial, Scribe Video, and many other locations. He has won multiple awards and was a Pew Fellow in 2011 and a Center for Emerging Visual Arts Fellow in 2009.
An endowment established in 1983 through the generosity of Nancy and Robin Hanes supports the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Series. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our M.F.A. students. The Hanes Visiting Artist series greatly enriches both our academic programs and our outreach to the wider community. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Artist website: http://www.timportlock.net/