Nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists visit our campus to present lectures about their work and professional practices. Visiting artists have a chance to meet with the students and larger Rutgers University–Camden community to continue the dialogue about perspectives on contemporary art. The theme of our Fall 2017 lecture series is Beyond the Medium, featuring the following artists:

Monday, October 9 – Dona Nelson
Monday, October 30 – Courtney Puckett
Monday, November 27 – Alex Da Corte

All lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held from 11:20 am to 12:20 pm in the Fine Arts Building, Room 110.

 

More about the artists:

Monday, October 9 – Dona Nelson

Dona Nelson

Dona Nelson has had twelve solo exhibitions of her paintings, primarily in New York City. In 2000, she had a large survey show of her work at the Weatherspoon Museum of Fine Art in Greensboro, North Carolina. She had solo exhibitions in 2001 and 2003 at the Cheim and Read Gallery in New York City. She currently exhibits her work at the Thomas Erben Gallery in New York City. She has also been featured in many group exhibitions throughout the country, including the 2013 Whitney Biennial. Her paintings have been written about in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America and ArtForum. 

Nelson’s paintings are included in numerous public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art and The Boston Museum of Fine Art.  In 2011, Nelson was a recipient of a grant from the Foundation for the Community of Artists. In 2012, she was the recipient of an Artist Legacy Foundation Grant. In 2015, she received an Anonymous was a Woman Grant.  She is known for creating installations of two sided paintings which establish an immediate experience in time and space and resist photographic transcription. Nelson has cited Lucio Fontana, Jackson Pollock and Joan Miro as important influences. She has taught for twenty five years at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. Dona Nelson has also served as a visiting professor in the M.F.A. program at Yale School of Art and in the Bard Summer M.F.A. Program.

 

Monday, October 30 – Courtney Puckett

Courtney Puckett

Courtney Puckett, born 1979 Winter Park, FL, lives and works in Brooklyn and upstate NY. She holds a BFA from MICA and an MFA from Hunter College and studied at the Center for Art and Culture in Aix-en-Provence, Glasgow School of Art, and University of New Mexico. Puckett has been an Artist-in-Residence at Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, NY, in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program, and a recipient of a Full Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center.

Group exhibitions include The Shirley Fiterman Art Center, The Arts Gallery at Westchester County Community College, BRICArts, Wallspace, Noyes Museum of Art, CUAC Utah, Seton Hall University, Long Island University, and Jamaica Center for Art. Puckett is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts project grant and was featured on Hyperallergic and NYTimes art blog. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Suffolk County Community College, Westchester Community College, and Parsons School of Design.

 

Monday, November 27 – Alex Da Corte

Alex Da Corte

Alex Da Corte was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1980. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art. His first survey exhibition Free Roses was held at MASS MoCA, North Adams in 2016. Other recent solo exhibitions include Slow Graffiti at The Secession Building in Vienna, Austria, A Man Full Of Trouble at Maccarone Gallery, New York; 50 Wigs at the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark; A Season in He’ll at Art + Practice, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Die Hexe at Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery, New York; Devil Town at Gio Marconi, Milan; Le Miroir Vivant at The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2015); Easternsports at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2014, together with Jayson Musson).

Da Corte’s work was also included in the group exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Past group exhibitions include the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; the 13th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France among many others. In 2012, Da Corte was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.