Melanie Gilligan works in video, performance, text, installation, and music. This year, Gilligan exhibited her work at Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway, and Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, Austria. Previously, her work has been exhibited at de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam; Casco, Utrecht, Netherlands; The Banff Centre, Canada; Chisenhale Gallery, London; and Greene Naftali, New York, among many others. In 2012, Gilligan was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Production Grant for her work, The Common Sense. From 2009 to 2011 she was also the recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Arts. Gilligan holds a BA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and was a participant in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program in New York. She is represented by Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice is a free public lecture series. The series is organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington and is sponsored by The Boeing Company with support from Henry Art Gallery. The lecture series happens over seven Thursday evenings this winter in the Henry’s auditorium. The general public is invited to sit alongside degree-seeking individuals studying fine art to share ideas and raise questions on contemporary art and its place in society and our imaginations. Following the public lectures, UW graduate and undergraduate art students enrolled in ART 361/595 interface with the visiting artists in the classroom and studio.
Lectures begin at 7 pm. Attendees are encouraged to register for individual lectures in order to secure seating.