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Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture: Robert Pruitt

Date: Time: 5:30 pm
Zoom
Contact: School of Art, Art History & Design, (402) 472-5522, schoolaahd@unl.edu
Painter Robert Pruitt will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. CDT via Zoom.

The lecture is free and open to the public and available via Zoom at https://unl.zoom.us/j/91903456572.

Pruitt was born in Houston, Texas. He received his B.F.A. from Texas Southern Univeristy and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a founding member of the Houston artist collective Otabenga Jones & Associates.

Pruitt has had solo exhibitions at The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design; The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia; Contemporary Art Museum in Houston; McKinney Art Center in Dallas; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Bakersfield Museum of Art in California; and most recently, a solo exhibition at the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles.

Pruitt was a participating artist in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and the 2010 SITE Santa Fe Biennial. He is a recipient of the Artadia Artist Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award and Joan Mitchell Foundation award. He received a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in 2015 and the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans in 2016.

He works in a variety of materials, but his practice is chiefly centered on rendering portraits of the human body, specifically the black body. He projects onto these bodies a juxtaposing series of experiences and material references, denoting a diverse and radical black past, present and future.

For more on his work, visit http://www.robert-pruitt.com.

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