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Visiting Artist Lecture by Bonnie Collura
November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Enjoy a lecture by artist Bonnie Collura from 4–5 p.m. in Evans Hall, followed by a reception from 5–7 p.m. in Fireplace Lounge.
Collura’s sculptures, textiles, drawings, and outdoor works have been exhibited in national and international galleries and museums spanning the United States, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and India. Her recent sculpture has been described in the New York Times as “silent and deadly”; and reviews of other work can be seen in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America, Art News, Art Net, Flash Art, BOMB magazine, Beautiful Decay, Teme Celeste, Sculpture Magazine, Time Out New York, and numerous print and on-line publications. Toggling a rigorous studio practice with a dedicated teaching career, she has been invited to speak about her work and teaching practice at numerous art schools and universities in North America.
Collura received a bachelor of fine arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994 and a master’s of fine arts from Yale University in 1996. She is the recipient of a 1997 Emerging Artist Award from the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, a 2003 Rolex Protégé nomination, a 2005 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a 2010 United States Artists Fellowship nomination, a 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and has received six research grants from Penn State University, including a 2010 Stuckeman Endowment for Design Computing.
Collura is a full professor at Penn State University, teaching in the School of Visual Arts. Prior to her appointment at Penn State she taught at Yale University, Columbia University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, University of the Arts, and Parsons The New School for Design.
Art events are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Northern Tier Partners for the Arts. Promotion funded in part by the Wyoming County Room Tax Fund and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau.