Nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists visit our campus to present lectures about their work and professional practices. Visiting artists have a chance to meet with the students and larger Rutgers University–Camden community to continue the dialogue about perspectives on contemporary art and design. The title of our Spring 2019 lecture series is Young and Active.

All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held from 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM in the Fine Arts Building, Room 110.

KT Duffy is a new media artist and educator from Chicago, IL. They received their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. Their work has most recently been shown in a two-person exhibition at the South Bend Museum of Art, a solo exhibition corresponding with their residency as PIXELFACE (collaboration with Ali Seradge) at LoRez Brewery in Chicago, and a solo show at Terrault Gallery in Baltimore, MD. They are currently an Assistant Professor of Art in Art and Technology at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL.

Working in the space between the digital and the physical, Duffy conjures entities into existence via code-based processes and digital fabrication. These entities fuse the aesthetics of digital devices with organic and semi-organic forms to speculate on a future modality where no entity is bound to a singular reality, substance, or expression. The visual elements in their work reference a broad spectrum of living/non-living things, from both real and speculative environments. Duffy’s work utilizes the limitations present in digital fabrication systems as an opportunity to break out of the normative media ratio or print size, leading to cleverly manufactured facets whose material transforms from constraint to bridge. Duffy’s social practice strives to demystify coding and technology for creatives, centering those underrepresented in STEAM fields.

 

Date & Time
March 7, 2019
12:45 pm-1:45 pm