Visual Arts Building, Room 110
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: (307) 766-3269
The Department of Art recently initiated a new and vital visiting artist program. Throughout the year the department hosts a series of visiting artists, critics, art historians and multi-disciplinary speakers.
Wesley Berg, Bears with Interstate 70 at Interstate 75, ink on paper, 9 1/2" x 8", 2010
Wesley berg is a visual artist and musician originally from Dayton, Ohio. He has participated in numerous national and international artist residencies and exhibitions, working primarily in the medium of drawing. In addition to his visual art practice, he releases musical projects under the pseudonym Glacier Face, which was featured on National Public Radio in 2012.
Chris Irick, Brooch (back), sterling silver, finch feathers, stainless steel, 3" x 3" x 1/2", 2001
Chris Irick is currently Professor of Metal Arts and the head of the Jewelry Program at Pratt MWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Irick's sculptural pieces and jewelry have been informed by her interest in aspects of flight - man-made and avian, industrial as well as decorative design and mechanisms such as the gyroptere. Her work has been exhibited nationally, included in numerous book publications and is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Sukha Worob, Zamenhof's Trials, hand-cast rubber stamps, birch shelves, handmade paper, 36" x 48", 2012
Sukha Worob works with relief printmaking processes and the multiple and variable aspects of printmaking to create works that exist between drawing, printmaking and installation media. He recently initiated a project "Invasive Paper: Local Pigment" that explores local fibers and paper making. Sukha lives and works in Bozeman, Montana; he is committed to reinforcing artist community in the western states as well as exhibiting nationally.
Eric Benson, Grow Your Own Paper, digital print on handmade paper, 11" x 17"
Eric Benson is currently an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois. He has worked as a professional designer for such companies as Razorfish and Texas Instruments. His research as a professor explores how design can be sustainable and consequently how to teach it.
For more information on visiting artists:
please contact the Art Office firstname.lastname@example.org