Here is some more information about our 2016-2017 visiting lecturers.
Visiting Resident Artist 2016-2017
Becky Brown was born in New York City and is the 2016-17 Visiting Resident Artist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She works between painting, drawing, sculpture and installation using found images, objects and texts. Diverse materials inform her practice, from pre-modern poetic forms to discarded appliances. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including The Drawing Center, NYC; NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; Fort Gondo Complex for the Arts, St. Louis, MO; Cleopatra’s Berlin, Germany; and Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi, India. She has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, Saltonstall Foundation and the Edward Albee Foundation, among others. Her art criticism has been published in Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail. She received her MFA from Hunter College and her BA from Brown University.
This year I am teaching Undergraduate Beginning Painting, Intermediate/Advanced Painting, Graduate Critique and advising MFA students/serving on MFA committees.
Brian Garner is a printmaker/artist who has been based in Chapel Hill/Durham since 2014. He has taught art and printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Davidson College, Towson University, The University of Maryland–College Park and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brian received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts from University of Maryland-BC. He is also a graduate of the Tamarind Institute’s Printer Training Program. Brian has worked as a master printer in many capacities including for Goya Girl Press. Ultimately, he founded his own collaborative studio–Lithoshop–in Baltimore Maryland. In 2004, Lithoshop merged with Durham, North Carolina’s Supergraphic where he is currently the Co-Director and Master Printer. There, he collaborates with artists on various print/multiple projects. Brian has worked with artists such as Joyce J. Scott, William Pope L., Sedrick Huckaby, Christian Marclay, Liliana Porter, Eric Fischl, Mark Strand, and Ellen Gallagher.
Brian will be teaching Lithography this spring. In this class, students are treated like the artists Brian works with professionally. Students will produce a series of prints based on the their own artistic imagery by means of traditional and contemporary lithographic processes. Throughout the semester, students will be able to reach their visual goals by means of class critiques, demos, and self-designed explorations centered on the affordances of the lithography process.