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Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: Kat Richards

5:30 pm
Richards Hall Room: 15
Additional Info: RH
School of Art, Art History & Design, (402) 472-5522,
The School of Art, Art History & Design welcomes Kat Richards for a Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture at 5:30 p.m. on March 8 in Richards Hall 15.

Kat Richards (they/them) is a print media-based artist. Their work primarily focuses on queer identity through metaphors of construction, deconstruction, and indexical signaling. They pull from several print-centric influences, which visually manifest depending on the concept. Digital mimicry informs the aesthetic of their work which is activated by the viewer’s curiosity of digital authentication; this is in conversation with Trans-queer identity politics. The suspicion provides the question, is the image passing? Richards sees their relationship to printmaking as an extension of their queerness, gender, and body. The printing press acts, theoretically, as a cyborg counterpart. They see the act of printing as a genderless prosthetic; like a body, the press contains parts for reproduction.

Richards received their MFA (2019) in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art. They have exhibited nationally and internationally in locations that include, The Momentary (Bentonville, AR), 550 Gallery (New York, NY), Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO), Ladies Room Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Mount Analogue Gallery (Seattle, WA), and Commonweal Gallery (Philadelphia, PA). They have been a visiting artist at several institutions and organizations, including Women’s Studio Workshop, Parsons School of Design, University of Kansas, University of the Arts, and Hales Project Gallery. They have been an artist resident at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Vermont Studio Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, and Queer Materials Labs. Currently, they are a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Printmaking Area at the University of Arkansas.

Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations.

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522 or e-mail

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