RISD’s Glass department welcomes Elizabeth King, the second speaker in the Spring ’18 Lecture Series. King combines figurative sculpture with stop-frame animation in works that blur the boundary between actual and virtual object. Intimate in scale and made to solicit close looking, her work reflects her interest in the history of the puppet, the automaton, the medical model and literature’s host of legends in which the artificial figure comes to life.
King is represented by Danese/Corey in New York, and her work is included in permanent collections nationwide, such as the Hirshhorn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hood Museum of Dartmouth, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She has earned numerous awards, including a 2014 Anonymous Was a Woman Award, a 2006 Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 1996–97 Fellowship in the Visual Arts at the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute.
Lecture series funded in part by the Page Hazlegrove Fund, Koichi Hamada and Carolyn M. Beaudin in memory of Kotaro Hamada.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1:10pm
College Building, Old Library (521)
2 College Street, Providence, RI 02903
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