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Multi-media artist Corin Hewitt appearing at St. Cloud State

The St. Cloud State University art department is pleased to announce that internationally recognized multimedia artist Corin Hewitt, who held a solo show recently at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, will be in residence from February 3-4. Hewitt will give a lecture on his work, meet with advanced undergraduate students working in integrated media and run a full day workshop for art majors.

 Hewitt provides an interactive presence with his audience using sculpture, theatrics, photography and performance to create work that infuses the present with the material accumulations of the past. Using a variety of these processes, Hewitt's work ranges from a monumental cast rainbow made of street sweepings to intimate indoor performances using photography that explores material processes.

Hewitt holds a BA from Oberlin College and attended both the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Karlsruhe (Germany) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine before receiving his MFA from Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College in New York.

Hewitt has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe. This past year he held two solo exhibitions in two museums. For three months in the fall of 2008 he held a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art entitled "Seed Stage." Hewitt also recently closed an exhibition of 75 photographs at the Seattle Museum of Art that ran through the summer and fall of 2009, and completed a two-month collaborative installation entitled "Double Room" with Molly McFadden at the non-profit Recess Activities in New York.

While on the campus of St. Cloud State, Hewitt will lead a multi-disciplinary workshop for 10 art majors that will probe photography's relationship to sculpture. Through conversations, readings, and material investigations students will explore ways of creating new spaces between two- and three-dimensional works. Students will also explore systems of integration, reflection, and expansion between images and objects.

The St. Cloud State art department includes a faculty comprised of two Fulbright Fellows, five McKnight recipients, and three recipients of the prestigious Bush Grant. With 350 students enrolled in the department as art majors, students are successful in entering graduate programs and graphic design majors are readily employed with a 78% placement rate, over half of those resulting from internships.

 

Schedule for Corin Hewitt's visit

Wednesday Feb. 3

9:30 a.m. to? 12:30 p.m. - Individual studio visits with advanced Art majors

3:30 to 5:00 p.m. - Artist talk, open to the public, Kiehle Visual Art Center Auditorium

 

Thursday Feb. 4

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Multimedia workshop for advanced students