The first Visiting Artist Lecture of the Spring 2013 semester will be held on February 7, 2013, in FAB 249, with mixed-media artist, Erik Geschke.
Erik Geschke is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Venues include the UCLA Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles, ZieherSmith and Knoedler & Company in New York, The Navy Pier in Chicago, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut, Howard House Contemporary Art, Francine Seders Gallery, Esther Claypool Gallery, and the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, The Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA, Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Disjecta in Portland, OR, FIAC Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, and Zaum Projects in Lisbon, Portugal.
He has received awards from the Seattle Art Museum (Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award), Seattle Arts Commission (Seattle Artists Award), Jerome Foundation, College Art Association, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Sculpture Space Inc and the Vermont Studio Center among others.
Erik received his M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1996, and received a B.F.A. from Cornish College of the Arts in 1993. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Portland State University in Portland, OR. Prior to Portland State, Erik taught at the University of Minnesota and California State University, Long Beach.