Graduate Lecture Series
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 4:30pm
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
Lecture: Nothing Means Anything
Meredith Tromble is an artist and writer with a specialization in art, science, and technology. Her recent work in virtual installation, drawing, and performance involves creating situations for creative exchange and investigating forms of knowledge. Among her current projects is Art & Shadows—a series of essays on contemporary art in light of contemporary science, funded by a grant from the Arts Writing Initiative of the Andy Warhol Foundation.
From 2000–2010 Tromble worked with the artist group Stretcher, publishing an online magazine and orchestrating performative events, including an installation for Bay Area Now 4 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Her own installations have been shown primarily in California at venues including the Mills College Art Museum, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and the Mondavi Center at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of hundreds of papers, feature articles, and interviews, and her edited book on the artist Lynn Hershman Leeson was published by the University of California Press. Tromble is an Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at SFAI. meredithtromble.net
Meredith Tromble with Pamela Belknap
Portrait of Anti-Pandora, 2009
Documentation of performance persona
Courtesy of the artist
About the Graduate Lecture Series
SFAI's Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) allows students to engage with emerging and established artists, curators, critics, and historians working in both local and global art communities. As an investigation of the contemporary issues relevant to students’ full education and experience, GLS gives the entire graduate body a common interdisciplinary foundation. It also plays a crucial role in defining individual praxis and the meanings of “success” within the current and future landscape of contemporary art. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with some of the guests for individual critiques, small group colloquia, and informal gatherings after the lectures.
All GLS lectures begin at 4:30 pm on Fridays in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events