• When: November 27, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Where: Art Building Annex, BFA Studio Room 60, 1990 SW 5th Ave
  • Details:

    Throughout the month of November, the PSU MFA Studio Practice program will host a series of lectures and conversations. There will be two evening Visiting Artist Lectures which will feature an in-depth look at the artist’s history, their practices, and research. We will also be presenting three more intimate Lunchtime Critical Conversations. These will be held in our BFA studio and will focus on provoking thoughtful discussions about personal endeavors and art practices. Please join us in these great opportunities to visit and connect with artists.

    Julia Oldham
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 12pm

    Art Building Annex
    BFA Studio, Room 60
    1990 SW 5th Ave
    Portland OR 97201

    FREE and open to the public

    JULIA OLDHAM is an artist and storyteller who has been consumed by scientific curiosity her entire life. Through her work she has sought to understand the unknowable and transcend humanness. Her work blends digital media and drawing to tell stories that she finds both troubling and beautiful, ranging from the historical tale of Laika the Soviet Space Dog’s journey into orbit to science fiction visions of a post-apocalyptic future world populated by high-tech chihuahuas. She frequently collaborates with scientists and finds hidden love stories in particle physics and theoretical mathematics, and ghost stories in wetland ecology. Oldham builds her alternate realities by combining photography and video with fantastical hand-drawn characters and landscapes; and this process results in work that rides a fine line between the real and unreal.

    Oldham’s work has been screened/exhibited at Art in General in New York, NY; MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY; the Northwest Film Center at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; the San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA; PPOW in New York, NY; The Drawing Center in New York, NY; The Bronx Museum of Art in the Bronx, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL; Disjecta, Portland, OR; the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA; the Dia Foundation at the Hispanic Society in New York, NY; the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC; and Nunnery Gallery in London, UK; and she was included in the 2016 Portland Biennial curated by Michelle Grabner. Her work has been supported by Artadia, the Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York, NY; NYC Urban Field Station, Queens, NY; Artist in the Marketplace at the Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY; Art in General, New York, NY; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York, NY; Outpost Artist Resources in Ridgewood, NY; Artists in Residence in the Everglades, Miami, FL; Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY; the Oregon Arts Commission in Portland, OR; and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL.

    Portland State University MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series is sponsored in part by the James DePreist Fellowship provided by the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and the PSU School of Art + Design. The series brings together artists, curators, and critics from a variety of disciplines to explore the subjects of their own work before a live audience.