Lecture: Colin Lyons 2016-17 Grant Wood Fellow: Printmaking
7:30 PM–8:30 PM
116 Art Building West
141 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City
Colin Lyons (printmaking) was born in Windsor, Ontario, in 1985, and grew up in Petrolia, “Canada’s original oil boomtown”; his years there have fueled his interests in industrial ruins and sacrificial landscapes. His recent work fuses printmaking, sculpture, and chemical experiments. He explores industry through the lens of fragility and impermanence, considering planned obsolescence and the nature of what we choose to preserve.
Lyons received his BFA from Mount Allison University (2007) and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Alberta (2012). Recent projects have been presented at Platform Stockholm, The Soap Factory (Minneapolis), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley), SPACES (Cleveland), CIRCA (Montreal), Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (Dawson City, Yukon), Centre (Hamilton, Ontario), and aceartinc. (Winnipeg). He has been the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the
Arts, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
The 2016 Grant Wood Symposium will be held October 28–29, 2016. In honor of Grant Wood’s 125th birthday, the theme is “Myth, Memories, and the Midwest: Grant Wood and Beyond.” Presentations by national scholars will be held in Art Building West on the University of Iowa campus. Learn more at http://grantwood.uiowa.edu/symposium.
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