Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cynthia Brinich-Langlois, Virginia A. Myers Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking, will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Room 116 Art Building West. She will show her work in the Ark Gallery of Studio Arts Building April 7-12.

Brinich-Langlois grew up in rural Alaska in a small town on the tundra. The winters there are hard, the landscape is spare, and established methods of survival are changing as the climate shifts. Even so, the seasons dictate human activities, and this acknowledgement of natural cycles runs as a current through society. The oral tradition of storytelling remains an integral part of the region’s culture, and this inclination toward narrative exchange has become fundamental to her art making. Brinich-Langlois seeks a connection to the land through her prints, and she tells its story through series of images.

After completing a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 2008, Brinich-Langlois taught printmaking and digital art courses at the University of Tampa, Ringling College of Art + Design, Georgia College, and the New College of Florida. While attending UNM, she participated in Land Arts of the American West and the Tamarind Institute’s collaborative lithography program. She has been an artist in residence at Wilson College and Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, and participated in a residency at the Ucross Foundation this past summer.

The lecture is sponsored by the School of Art and Art History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the School of Art and Art History in advance at 319-335-1376.