DudleyZoppPoster

 

Press Release

10/10/2013

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce the third presenter, Dudley Zopp, for their Fall 2013 Visiting Artist series. The artist will present a public lecture on Tuesday October 29th at 7pm in 104 IMRC, Stewart Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

Dudley Zopp was born in Kentucky and now lives and works in Maine. She is a painter of landscape-based abstractions and an installation artist, with a strong interest in environmental and collaborative projects. Hal Thurman, Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Boston, writes, “To her formidable energy and sense of purpose one must add her appetite to possess her surroundings – thus her great and appropriate interest in installation art and in stalking her environment.”

Zopp engages mediums and forms from large-scale installations to intimate works on paper with equal passion. Her touchstones as an artist are as diverse as 1960’s process art, Leonardo’s water studies and Chinese landscape painting. Zopp began drawing at an early age, and has studied languages as well as art. She has exhibited widely at galleries, universities and museums in New England and the Midwest and has received the Maine Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship.

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the wide variety of disciplines represented by the program including but not limited to, Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others.

For more about the artist please visit: www.dudleyzopp.com

These events are sponsored by the Intermedia MFA Program, the Department of New Media, the University of Maine Cultural Affairs / Distinguished Lecture Series, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Correll Professorship in New Media.

For more information contact Bethany Engstrom at bethany.engstrom@umit.maine.edu