Artist Erin Shirreff will speak at Pratt Institute about her influences, artwork, and career as part of the 2010-2011 Visiting Artists Lecture Series (VALS), from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, in the Engineering Building, Room 371, on Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Pratt Visiting Artists Lecture Series is an annual year-long series organized by the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute to welcome nationally and internationally recognized fine artists to share their experiences with the Pratt community.

New York based Shirreff will speak about the methods and influences behind her sculpture, video, and photography.

Shirreff’s work has been exhibited at the Sculpture Center, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Her work has been featured and reviewed in such publications as Art in America, New York Magazine, Frieze Magazine, and The New Yorker.

Shirreff holds an M.F.A. from Yale University and a B.F.A. from the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

Shirreff is currently represented by Lisa Cooley, New York.

Shirreff is the sixth artist of 12 invited to speak as part of the 2010-2011 Visiting Artists Lecture Series. The spring program continues with The Bruce High Quality Foundation on January 25, Mary Mattingly on February 8, Ursula von Rydingsvard on February 15, David Diao on March 8, and Josephine Meckseper on April 19. VALS is coordinated by graduate students Biljana Djokanovic and Ryan Gilmartin under the supervision of Visiting Assistant Professor Dominique Nahas in the Department of Fine Arts.

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