Marna Bunnell artist, designer, educator and curator is our Spring 2012 Dick Higgings guest.
Lecture: Connective Tissues on Tuesday March 13 th at 6:30pm at Lord Hall 100
Workshop: Particular Mass on Friday and Saturday March 16thand 17th at 10:30 to 2:30pm in the Foster Center for Student Innovation
Marna Bunnell works both locally and internationally to initiate and produce cultural projects. Her print and graphic design installations are often community-based and examine social and political ideas of contemporary life. As interventions, her works question and negotiate points of intersection between power, role, the personal and the public, art and design, the handmade and the mass-produced. In her video works, drawings and prints, Bunnell takes inspiration from fairy tales, printed ephemera, beauty products, needle work and textiles. Her recent works explore the historical, cultural and symbolic meanings associated with hair.
Marna Bunnell has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Canada, Japan, Mexico, Slovenia, Brazil and Korea. Her graphic design and print work has received national and international recognition, winning 1st prize in the 3rd International Biennial of Posters in Mexico, bronze medal in the18th Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno, Czech Republic and 1st prize in the 4th International Biennial of Print, Seoul, Korea. She received an MFA from the University of Alberta.
This event is sponsored by the Intermedia MFA Program’s Annual Dick Higgins Memorial Lecture and the University of Maine Cultural Affairs / Distinguished Lecture Series. Dick Higgins coined the term Intermedia and was the founder of Something Else Press, one of the leading avant garde presses of the 1960’s and was one the founding members of the international art group Fluxus.