Visiting Artist at Denison Presents Slide Lecture
Posted: February 18, 2005
Richard Koenig, a Vail visiting artist at Denison, will present a slide lecture of his photographic artwork titled "From Depiction to Deception" at 6 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 22) in the Cleveland Hall Art Annex (201 North Mulberry St.).
An assistant professor of art at Kalamazoo College (Mich.), Koenig had a solo exhibition, "Ambivalent Views," in conjunction with The Midwest Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago in 2003, and another, "Inserts and Suspended Images," during 2002 at the Downstairs Gallery of the University of California Berkeley in San Francisco and at the L&B Viewing Room in Portland.
Koenig earned a bachelor of fine arts degree at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, N.Y.). After working in commercial art in the New York area for 10 years, he returned to his hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to earn a master of fine arts degree at Indiana University. He joined the Kalamazoo faculty in 1998.
His video work has been shown in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, Japan and Yugoslavia. His most recent piece, titled "Koan," was screened at the Antimatter Festival of Underground Short Film and Video in Victoria, Canada. He is currently showing a photographic piece at the Chicago Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center in an international exhibition called "The Art of Artist Statement." Koenig"s photographic works also have been included in exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand and across the United States from Massachusetts and Connecticut to North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio and Iowa. He is represented by Flatfile, a Chicago gallery.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Slide Lecture, "From Depiction to Deception," by Vail Visiting Artist Richard Koenig; 6 p.m., Tuesday (Feb. 22), Cleveland Hall Art Annex (201 North Mulberry St.). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6596 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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