Student Scholarship Recognition Ceremony and Reception

Saturday, October 1 , 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Our annual Student Scholarship Recognition Ceremony and Reception will be held on on Saturday, October 1 from 4-5 p.m. CST at the University Galleries.

We will be celebrating our Wonsook Kim School of Art student scholarship and award recipients for this year as part of this event, so we hope that you are able to join us to gather as a community and to congratulate your fellow Art Redbirds!

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 30 through October 2, 2022. Illinois State University anticipates welcoming families to campus for a variety of in-person activities to enjoy with their ISU students. There are many activities to choose from so be sure to explore the schedule at https://familyweekend.illinoisstate.edu!

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Artist reception: Jess T. Dugan

Tuesday, September 27 , 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Caption:  Jess T. Dugan, Collin at sunset, 2020. Pigmented inkjet print. 23 x 42 inches. Courtesy of the artist; ClampArt, New York, New York; and Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Join us at University Galleries for a reception for Jess T. Dugan’s solo exhibition, I want you to know my story. This exhibition and programming are supported by University Galleries’ grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust.

Jess T. Dugan’s work is included in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; International Center of Photography, New York City; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York City, among others. Their work has been exhibited at National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; International Center of Photography, New York City; Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, among others. Their work is the subject of monographs published by MACK, Kehrer Verlag, and Daylight Books, and has been included in exhibition catalogues published by the Library of Congress, Thames & Hudson, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, University of North Carolina Press, Light Work, and Radius Books.

Dugan has received an ICP Infinity Award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and was selected as an LGBT Artist Champion of Change by the White House. Dugan has also done editorial work for The New York Times, ACLU Magazine, Time, The Guardian, and The New York Times Magazine. They are a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective, which highlights work made by women, people of color, and LGBTQ artists. Dugan received their MFA in Photography from Columbia College, Chicago; MLA in Museum Studies from Harvard University; and BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Dugan’s work is represented by ClampArt, New York City, and Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe.

Visit the exhibition webpage for more details and a listing of events.

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Artist lecture: Jess T. Dugan

Tuesday, September 27 , 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Caption: Jess T. Dugan, Collin at sunset, 2020. Pigmented inkjet print. 23 x 42 inches. Courtesy of the artist; ClampArt, New York, New York; and Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Join us at University Galleries for free public lecture by Jess T. Dugan, organized in conjunction with their solo exhibition, I want you to know my story. This exhibition and programming are supported by University Galleries’ grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust.

Jess T. Dugan’s work is included in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; International Center of Photography, New York City; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York City, among others. Their work has been exhibited at National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; International Center of Photography, New York City; Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, among others. Their work is the subject of monographs published by MACK, Kehrer Verlag, and Daylight Books, and has been included in exhibition catalogues published by the Library of Congress, Thames & Hudson, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, University of North Carolina Press, Light Work, and Radius Books.

Dugan has received an ICP Infinity Award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and was selected as an LGBT Artist Champion of Change by the White House. Dugan has also done editorial work for The New York Times, ACLU Magazine, Time, The Guardian, and The New York Times Magazine. They are a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective, which highlights work made by women, people of color, and LGBTQ artists. Dugan received their MFA in Photography from Columbia College, Chicago; MLA in Museum Studies from Harvard University; and BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Dugan’s work is represented by ClampArt, New York City, and Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe.

Visit the exhibition webpage for more details and a listing of events.

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Educator Workshop

Thursday, September 22 , 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Caption: Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation), 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

This free workshop for educators is presented with Nazafarin Lotfi’s exhibition. Meet the artist, experience her exhibition, and develop lesson plans. Materials and instruction provided by University Galleries. Registration required. Registration will close once capacity is reached.

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture. Read more on the exhibition webpage.

Details

Date:
Thursday, September 22
Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2022/nazafarin-lotfi/
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Artist Reception: Nazafarin Lotfi

Wednesday, September 21 , 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Caption:  Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation) , 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

 

Join us at University Galleries for a free public reception for exhibiting artist Nazafarin Lotfi.

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture. Read more on the exhibition webpage.

Nazafarin Lotfi: A Garden to Build is curated by Kendra Paitz, University Galleries’ director and chief curator. This exhibition is supported by University Galleries’ grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Alice and Fannie Fell Trust, Harold K. Sage Foundation, and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund.

Artist biography

Nazafarin Lotfi was born in Mashhad, Iran, and is based in Tucson, Arizona. She is currently the Matakyev Research Fellow at the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited at Artpace, San Antonio; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; The Suburban, Milwaukee; Brand New Gallery, Milan; Ana Cristea Gallery, New York City; DUVE Berlin, Berlin; soon.tw, Montreal; Everybody Gallery, Tucson; and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Artists Coalition, Logan Center at the University of Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, Regards, Arts Incubator, The Franklin, Goldfinch, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, and Ralph Arnold Gallery, all in Chicago. Lotfi has been awarded artist residencies by the Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture at the University of Chicago, and Artpace International. She has received grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. She received both her MFA and her post-baccalaureate certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her B.A. from University of Tehran. Her work is represented by Regards, Chicago. 

 

Details

Date:
Wednesday, September 21
Time:
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2022/nazafarin-lotfi/
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Artist Lecture: Nazafarin Lotfi

Wednesday, September 21 , 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Caption: Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation), 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

Join us at University Galleries for a free public lecture by exhibiting artist Nazafarin Lotfi. A public reception for the artist will take place later in the day, from 4-6 p.m.

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture. Read more on the exhibition webpage.

Nazafarin Lotfi: A Garden to Build is curated by Kendra Paitz, University Galleries’ director and chief curator. This exhibition is supported by University Galleries’ grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Alice and Fannie Fell Trust, Harold K. Sage Foundation, and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund.

Artist biography

Nazafarin Lotfi was born in Mashhad, Iran, and is based in Tucson, Arizona. She is currently the Matakyev Research Fellow at the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited at Artpace, San Antonio; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; The Suburban, Milwaukee; Brand New Gallery, Milan; Ana Cristea Gallery, New York City; DUVE Berlin, Berlin; soon.tw, Montreal; Everybody Gallery, Tucson; and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Artists Coalition, Logan Center at the University of Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, Regards, Arts Incubator, The Franklin, Goldfinch, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, and Ralph Arnold Gallery, all in Chicago. Lotfi has been awarded artist residencies by the Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture at the University of Chicago, and Artpace International. She has received grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. She received both her MFA and her post-baccalaureate certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her B.A. from University of Tehran. Her work is represented by Regards, Chicago. 

Details

Date:
Wednesday, September 21
Time:
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2022/nazafarin-lotfi/
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-5487
View Venue Website

Educator Workshop

Friday, September 16 , 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Caption:  Jess T. Dugan, Collin at sunset, 2020. Pigmented inkjet print. 23 x 42 inches. Courtesy of the artist; ClampArt, New York, New York; and Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Visit University Galleries for a free workshop for educators based on Jess T. Dugan’s solo exhibition, I want you to know my story.

Engage in discussion about the artworks, make your own work in response to the exhibition, and develop lesson plans. Materials and instruction will be provided by University Galleries’ staff. Registration is required. Registration will close once the capacity is reached.

Visit the exhibition webpage for more details and a listing of events.

(309) 438-5487

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11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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(309) 438-5487
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Art Around You: Tour and workshop

Saturday, September 3 , 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Caption:  Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation), 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

This workshop for youth ages 7 to 10 is presented with the Children’s Discovery Museum during Nazafarin Lotfi’s exhibition, A Garden to Build. Registration is required. Participants will receive a curator-led tour at University Galleries and complete a related art project at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture.

Details

Date:
Saturday, September 3
Time:
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2022/nazafarin-lotfi/
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-5487
View Venue Website

Digital Photography and Storytelling Workshop (all ages)

Friday, September 2 , 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Caption:  Jess T. Dugan, Collin at sunset, 2020. Pigmented inkjet print. 23 x 42 inches. Courtesy of the artist; ClampArt, New York, New York; and Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Visit University Galleries for a free art-making workshop related to Jess T. Dugan’s solo exhibition, I want you to know my story.

Materials and instruction will be provided by University Galleries’ staff. Registration is required. Registration will close once the capacity is reached.

Visit the exhibition webpage for more details and a listing of events.

(309) 438-5487

View Organizer Website

11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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(309) 438-5487
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All-ages artmaking workshop

Wednesday, August 17 , 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Caption: Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation), 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

This free workshop is presented with Nazafarin Lotfi’s exhibition. No registration required. Materials and instruction provided by University Galleries.

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, August 17
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Tags:
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11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-5487
View Venue Website
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