Studio Conversations: Asuka Goto, Sreshta Rit Premnath, José Ruiz, Liz Park

Studio Conversations: Asuka Goto, Sreshta Rit Premnath, José Ruiz, Liz Park
Thursday, December 5th '13 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Graduate Studies at Moore is pleased to present this special event as a companion piece to The Galleries at Moore’s Liminal Sites: 2013 Faculty Triennial Exhibition which, according to Kaytie Johnson, Rochelle F. Levy Director and Chief Curator, includes “a wide range of media that explore, or are informed by, ideas and processes related to the concept of liminality.”   Asuka Goto and Sreshta Rit Premnath, whose works are on view in Liminal Sites, are two of the featured artists in this installment of Studio Conversations.

The evening will be an exploration of an artist’s ideas and processes that are influenced by their international heritage.  Asuka and Rit will be joined by fellow faculty member José Ruiz (live from Art Basel Miami) for this insightful discussion led by moderator Liz Park, ICA Philadelphia’s Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow.  It will be followed by an exchange with the audience.

The event will be held in STEWART AUDITORIUM.  Admission is FREE.
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Asuka Goto receive her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Tyler School of Art of Temple University, her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio Art and her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Brandeis University. Her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, New York, Connecticut and Berlin. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the LMCC Swing Space Residency in NY, HomeBase V Residency in Berlin and the Vermont Studio Center Residency. She has received several grants and awards including the Joan Mitchel Foundation MFA Grant, the Dreyfus Foundation Fellowship at Skowhegan, an Individual Creative Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Emergency Grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Art in NY and Change Inc. in Florida. Asuka has taught at Tyler and at City College of New York, CUNY.

Sreshta Rit Premnath received his Master of Fine Arts from Bard College and his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Prior to attending Cleveland Rit studied at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland and after completing his MFA he attended The Whitney Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NY. He has had solo exhibitions in Long Island, Cleveland, New York, Chapel Hill, Chicago, Bangalore, Berlin and Basel, Switzerland. He has also exhibited in group shows in New York, San Francisco, Amherst, Portland, Chicago, Miami, Brooklyn, Newark, Cleveland, Copenhagen, Bangalore, Mumbai, Lahore, Vancouver, Paris, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Yale-Norfolk Painting Residency, Skowhegan School of Art and at the Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in Umbria, Italy. He has received several awards and fellowships including the Civitelia Ranieri Fellowship and an Art Matters Foundation Fellowship. Rit is the founder and editor of Shifter Magazine, a topical magazine founded in 2004 that invites contributions by emerging artists, poets, theorists and scientists. His work has been reviewed in numerous online and print publications including Artforum.com, ArtAsiaPacific, Platform Magazine, Art 21 Blog, ARTSLANT, Artscape Magazine, The Bangalore Mirror and The New York Times. He has taught at Parsons College at The New School for Design, at the Vermont College of Fine Art, Williams College and Cooper Union School of Art.

José Ruiz is a Peruvian-born artist and curator. He received his MFA in 2004 from the San Francisco Art Institute’s New Genres program and soon after moved to New York City. During the past 10 years, he has shown his work in US cities such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC and internationally in countries such as Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Japan, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, and the Netherlands. His projects have been featured in museums such as El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo de Arte de El Salvador, and the Van Abbe Museum. Ruiz’s practice has been the subject of various publications, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Arte al Dia, Artnet, and The Washington Post. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at George Washington University and Moore College of Art & Design. Additionally, he is the founder of Furthermore—a research, production and development lab in Washington, DC— and a co-founder of Present Company—a Brooklyn-based exhibition, performance and social space.

Liz Park is a curator and writer from Vancouver, Canada, currently based in Philadelphia as Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow at Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania. After receiving an MA in Art History / Curatorial Studies at the University of British Columbia, she held various curatorial positions including Curator-in-Residence at Western Front, Co-Director/Curator of Access Gallery, and Public Programmer at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She curated a number of exhibitions internationally including at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, the Kitchen in New York, and Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon in Seoul, and her writing has been published by Afterall Online, Performa Magazine, Fillip, Yishu: A Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Pluto Press, and Ryerson University Press among other places. The topics of her curatorial research and writing include politics of mobility, representation of violence, artist-run institutions, and non-Western art in the global context of contemporary art. She has received awards from Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada for her independent curatorial work and scholarship. In 2011/2012, Park was Helena Rubinstein Fellow in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program. 


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