Core Program Lecture | Karyn Olivier Thursday, October 20, 2022 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Core Program Lecture Series

Core Program Lecture | Karyn Olivier

The 2022–2023 Core Program Lecture Series opens with this talk by artist Karyn Olivier, who has a long career in the realm of public art. Her artistic practice merges multiple histories and collective memory with present-day narratives. Actively engaged in reinterpreting the role of monuments, Olivier has created both temporary and permanent sculptures and installations. With recurring themes of absence, invisibility, and displacement, the artist intervenes in “blind spots”—unseen and unconsidered spaces—drawing attention to the periphery. 

Plan Your Visit Core Program lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. This event takes place in Favrot Auditorium at the Glassell School of Art. Seating is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Questions? Call 713.639.7500

About the Speaker
Philadelphia-based artist Karyn Olivier, born in Trinidad and Tobago, is a professor of sculpture at Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her work has been featured at locations including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia; Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis; the University of Kentucky; and the Busan Bienniale and Gwangju Biennial in South Korea.

About the Core Residency Program
Established in 1982, the Glassell School of Art’s Core Residency Program offers postgraduate residencies for art critics and visual artists.

The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation; The Powell Foundation; and The Glassell Family Foundation.

Core fellowships have been underwritten by Anchorage Foundation of Texas; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.; Mr. Brad Blume; Ms. Bettie Cartwright; Mr. and Mrs. Jamal H. Daniel; The Dickson-Allen Foundation; Mr. Ronald A. Logan; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.

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