Internationally known Artist and Designer to lecture as part of the "MICA: Ceramics and New Technology Research Initiative"
Posted 01.22.10 by David S. East
April 12, 7 p.m., Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Marek Cecula, visiting artist, designer and professor at National College of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway, will lecture on ceramics, new technologies and his work as a designer, artist and curator. Marek's work moves fluidly between design and art, between the ceramic artist and the ceramic industry, between traditional production of decorative art and advanced technologies of image reproduction. Marek brings an incredibly unique and important perspective to where these fields are and where they are headed.
His work is widely exhibited, most recently in solo exhibitions in Poland, New York and Norway as well as recent group exhibitions in Korea. His work is represented in numerous international collections. Recent curatorial projects include Object Factory I at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, and Object Factory II at the Museum of Art & Design, New York, as well as his work as curator, of Ceramic Section, III International Festival of Design in Lodz Poland, 2009. He has received individual artist grants from Grand Arts, the Luis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts to name a few. He was the Head and Coordinator of Ceramic Department, Parsons School of Design, New York 1983-2004 and is currently serving as Professor at National Collage of Art and Design, Bergen Norway.
This is the second event hosted by the ceramics department as part of the Ceramics and New Technology Initiative. This initiative, designed to foster new thinking, partnerships and explore the burgeoning marriage of science, ceramics and studio based artistic practices aims to bring innovative programming, new partnerships and visiting lecturers to MICA and make the ceramics department a hub for new research in this area. Funded by the ceramics department and the Office of Research.