Liz Rideal Artist Lecture – 3/16

The UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents:

Liz Rideal – Body of Work

7:30 – 9:00 pm, Monday, March 16th, 2015
160 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Free, Accessible, and Open to the Public

Liz Rideal will be presenting two Artist Talks in the Bay Area, at UC Berkeley on March 16th, and at CCA on March 18th (details below).

An art historian, writer, and artist,  Liz Rideal has an expansive, process-based practice that is based in photography but also includes film and sculptural installation. She has an abiding interest in the appearance, process, and social space of the photo-booth photograph, and has recently been engaged in the history and material properties of textiles and drapery. Rideal’s work is grounded in and enriched by her experience as an author of books about the history of painting, architecture, and photography.

Rideal’s talk at UC Berkeley, entitled Body of Work, examines how her practice is informed and powered by her art historical interests and the process of writing and publishing. She will trace the development of her work and ideas in relationship to how she perceives art history.

Liz Rideal, "Bish Bash Fall", 2015.

Liz Rideal, “Bish Bash Fall”, 2015.

Liz Rideal is a Reader (Professor) in Fine Art in the Painting Department at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK, and a lecturer and educational resource writer at the National Portrait Gallery, London. She has exhibited widely in Europe and the USA, including two major retrospectives. Her own artwork is held in public collections including the Tate, the V&A, the British Museum, Yale Center for British Art, the Portland Art Museum and George Eastman House. She is the author of Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists (2001) and Insights: Self-portraits (2005). Her most recent exhibition, FREEFALL, at Gallery 339, Philadelphia, consisted of photographs and projections.

April 2015 will see the publication of Rideal’s How to Read Art: A Crash Course in Understanding and Interpreting Paintings, which “explains the aesthetics of schools of painting from the Renaissance masters and Impressionists to the Cubists and Modernists.”

Liz Rideal will also be presenting an Artist Lecture at 6pm on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at Timken Lecture Hall at California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus.

Liz Rideal, "Kerfuffle", inkjet on vinyl building wrap, 24 x 7 meters, 2004.

Liz Rideal, “Kerfuffle”, inkjet on vinyl building wrap, 24 x 7 meters, 2004.

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