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Art | Colloquia for Critical Inquiry, 2010-2011

Spring 2010 Series: Figuration(s)

Kurt Kauper

January 19
Kurt Kauper was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and currently lives and works in New York. He received a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from the University of California. Kauper's work has been shown at a variety of locations, including ACME in Los Angeles, Deitch Projects and Greenberg Van Doren Gallery in New York City, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Beverly McIver

February 15
Beverly McIver grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. She earned her BA in painting and drawing at North Carolina Central University and her MFA at Pennsylvania State University. She has accumulated numerous honors and awards for her work, including an Anonymous Was a Woman award, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a fellowship at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, and a Tiffany Foundation award. Over the years she has also earned teaching positions at Pennsylvania State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, Duke University, and Arizona State University-Tempe.


Hilary Harkness

March 4
Hilary Harkness was born in Detroit, Michigan, and currently lives in New York City. Harkness received a BA from University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from Yale University. She has had solo exhibitions at the Mary Boone Gallery in 2005 and 2008. She has also exhibited at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Harkness has had articles in Esquire and Art in America. She is represented by Mary Boone Gallery in New York City.


Erik Thor Sandberg

April 1
Erik Thor Sandberg was born in Quantico, Virginia, and currently lives and works in Washington, D.C. Sandberg received a BA in studio arts and a MFA in painting from George Mason University. His work has been included in a variety of collections, including those of Olga Hirshorn and Marcella Louis Brenner. He has had solo exhibitions at Connor Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C., and at the Susan Inglett Gallery in New York City.


Juliet Bellow presents “Figuring the Ballets Russes Dancer”

April 8
Juliet Bellow is currently visiting assistant professor of European modern art history at American University. Bellow received her BA from Columbia University and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She recently published an article on Sonia Delaunay in Art Journal and is currently preparing a book manuscript on set and costume designs for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes troupe by artists of the Parisian avant-garde.