Posted Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Artist James Hyde to Speak on September 14 as Part of 2010-2011 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Artist James Hyde will speak at Pratt Institute about his influences, artwork, and career as part of the 2010-2011 Visiting Artists Lecture Series, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 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.

Hyde will speak about the methods, craft, and influences behind his paintings, drawing, photography, and work in design.

Hyde has exhibited at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, N.C. and Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York. In spring 2010, he exhibited "Stuart Davis Group" at The Boiler in Brooklyn, which featured enamel-coated photography prints of Stuart Davis's paintings. Hyde's work is housed in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Albright-Knox Collection; and Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colo. Hyde's work has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, and ARTnews.

Hyde studied art and archaeology at the University of Rochester and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2008.

Hyde is the first artist of 12 invited to speak as part of the 2010-2011 Visiting Artists Lecture Series. The series is coordinated by graduate students Biljana Djokanovic and Ryan Gilmartin under the supervision of Professor Dominique Nahas in the Department of Fine Arts.

Visitors can enter Pratt Institute's campus on DeKalb Avenue or on Willoughby Avenue between Hall Street and Classon Avenue.  The closest subway stop is the Clinton-Washington station on the G line.  For directions to campus or parking information, visit www.pratt.edu/directions.