Studio Arts Building Room 240

Artist and studio art professor Alex Callender will give a talk for the Department of Art Visiting Artist and Practitioner Series on March 7, starting at 4 pm. See you there! 

The following information is from the HFA Department of Art Visiting Artist and Practitioner Series webpage. 

Our Visiting Artists, Curators, and Practitioners series offers diverse and vibrant programming of between five-six speakers each of whom conducts a lecture centered on their work and practice, as well as visiting with students in their studio-settings. All lectures are free and open to the public at the Studio Arts Building Room 240.

Alex Callender works in drawing, painting, and installation to trace and remap historical materials as a means to explore with both criticality and care, how we might disentangle the interwoven relations of race, gender, and capitalism. Reimagining archival imagery as a space of speculative storytelling, she considers questions of race and borders, environmental instability, and hybridized landscapes. Recent projects include exhibitions at the Frost Art Museum, Center for the Arts Northeastern University, UMass Contemporary Museum of Art, NYU Gallatin Galleries, island (NY), and Michigan State University’s LookOut Gallery. She has held artist residencies with MacDowell Colony, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Drawing Center’s Open Session program, Art in Embassies Program, The Vermont Studio Center, the Santa Fe Art Institute, Alice Yard in Trinidad, and DRAWinternational and The BAU Institute in France. Callender is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Smith College.