Charles Long to Present StudioVU Lecture on February 19

charleslongInternationally renowned artist Charles Long will lecture on his work as part of Studio VU: The Department of Art Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 19, at 7 pm in Wilson Hall 103 on the Vanderbilt campus.

Long, professor of art at the University of California, Riverside, has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Pollock-Krasner Fellowships, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant.

He studied sculpture at Yale University, where he received his MFA in 1988, and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1980. His work was included in the 1997 and 2008 Whitney Biennials, and has been featured in more than 40 solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries internationally, including SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Saint Louis Museum of Art, Missouri; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; and Fundaço Cultural do Distrito Federal, Brazil.

Long recently opened a new interactive artwork for the Nasher Sculpture Center as part of their anniversary celebration exhibition, on view until the end of February. A solo survey of his work is currently on display in Berlin at Galerie Jarla Partilager. In January he opened an extensive collaborative installation for The Contemporary Austin, Texas and will become part of SXSW in March. Long’s work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and parking is free after 4:00 p.m. in the Wilson Hall lots and the adjacent lot on 21st Avenue South.

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