Visiting Artist Saya Woolfalk

The University of Maine’s Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce Saya Woolfalk as our last guest in the Spring 2015 Visiting Artist Lecture and Performance Series. Woolfalk will give an artist talk on her practice and recent projects Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00PM in the APPE Theater Space of the IMRC.

Saya Woolfalk (Japan, 1979) is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. She has exhibited at PS1/MoMA; Deitch Projects; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; the Brooklyn Museum; Asian Art Museum, CA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts; The Yerba Buena Center; The Newark Museum; Third Streaming; MCA San Diego; MoCA Taipei; and Performa 09; and has been written about in the New Yorker, Sculpture Magazine, Artforum,, ARTNews, The New York Times, Huffington Post and on Art21’s blog.  Her first solo museum show The Empathics was on view at the Montclair Art Museum in the Fall of 2012.  Her second solo museum exhibition ChimaTEK Life Products is now on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art (fall 2014).  She is currently working on a new commission for the Seattle Art Museum (Summer 2015), a solo show for Leslie Tonkonow Gallery (Spring 2015), and is a 2014 recipient of a NYFA grant in Digital/Electronic Arts. This event is made possible by the generous support of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

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The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the wide variety of disciplines represented by the program including but not limited to: Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others.

The Guest Lecture Series is made possible by support from the Intermedia MFA Program, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Department of New Media, The University of Maine Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series, and the Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll New Media Fund.