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Online Visiting Artist Lecture by Caroline Kent

Tuesday, September 15th
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Description

When: Tuesday, September 15 at 7 p.m.

Where: via Zoom https://illinoisstate.zoom.us/j/95168210899

Artist website: carolinekent.com

Image info: Caroline Kent, A slow turning of events, 2020. Acrylic on unstretched canvas. 108 x 80 inches.


This lecture is organized by the Wonsook Kim School of Art Visiting Artists Program.


Caroline Kent is a Chicago-based visual artist that explores the relationship between language, translation and abstraction through an expanded painting practice. Developed through an on-going archive of works on paper, the paintings build out of this context to exists in the multiple forms of drawings, paintings, sculpture and performance. Kent labors to expand the discourse of abstraction to include alternative logics that move beyond surface and frame through each act of translation from one medium to the next.

Caroline Kent (b. 1975) received a B.A. at Illinois State University (1998) and received her M.F.A. from The University of Minnesota (2008).  Kent has exhibited nationally at The Flag Art Foundation, NY, The Walker Art Center, MN, The Depaul Art Museum, Chicago, The California African American Museum, LA, The Suburban, Chicago, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Kent has received grants from The Pollock Krasner Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, and The Jerome Foundation. In 2018, she was a Paint School fellow, a New York-based program of Shandaken Projects. Most recently she is a 2020 Artadia Foundation Chicago Awardee.

Kent’s work is in the collections of the Walker Art Center, MN, and The Art Institute of Chicago and is represented by Kohn Gallery based in Los Angeles.

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