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Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jess Perlitz

Thursday, November 12 at 4:00pm

Virtual Event

Jess Perlitz: "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"

Grappling with how space gets articulated, Perlitz's work takes many forms - traversing performance, sculpture, and drawing. The work considers landscape and the ways in which define and seek to recognize ourselves within it. 

Jess Perlitz's work has appeared in a variety of venues such as playgrounds, fields, galleries, and museums, including the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Socrates Sculpture Park in NY, Cambridge Galleries in Canada, De Fabriek in The Netherlands, and aboard the Arctic Circle Residency.  Born in Toronto, Canada, Jess is a graduate of Bard College, received her MFA from Tyler School of Art, and clown training from the Manitoulin Center for Creation and Performance.  Jess is a 2019 Hallie Ford Fellow currently based in Portland, Oregon where she is Associate Professor of Art and Head of Sculpture at Lewis & Clark College.  Jess was recently an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE, and included in the 2019 American Academy of Arts & Letters Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts in NYC.  Her project, Chorus, is currently installed at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA as part of the museum’s ongoing artists installation series. 

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the Department of Art and made possible by The Ford Family Foundation in conjunction with Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts (2017-19). 

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Lectures are live on Zoom- REGISTER HERE.

Lectures will also livestream on the UO Department of Art Facebook account.

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