All lectures begin at 7 pm in the Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center,
20 North Main Street. Lectures are free and open to the public.
The RISD Photo department will be welcoming the following artists to campus this semester for the Fall 2016 Gary Metz Lecture Series:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Dru Donovan received a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2004 and an MFA from Yale School of Art in 2009. Donovan’s work has shown nationally and internationally and was included in reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. She has been included in group shows at Fraenkel Gallery, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Brancolini Grimaldiand, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and a solo show at Hap Gallery. Donovan’s photographs have been published in Aperture Magazine, Blind Spot, Picture Magazine, Matte Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Vice. Her work is in the collections of Deutsche Bank and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2011 TBW Books published her first book, Lifting Water. In 2011-2012 she participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace studio residency. Awards Donovan has received are the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship in 2015 and is a 2016-2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.
She has taught at many institutions including Parsons School for Design, Pratt Institute, Lewis & Clark College, University of Hartford and Yale University and will be a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard in the fall of 2016.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Letha Wilson was raised in Colorado, received her BFA from Syracuse University, and her MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Letha attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009, and her artwork has been shown at many venues including Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and the International Center for Photography. Letha's work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, New York Times, The New Yorker, among others. Letha has been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, and also received a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant in 2014. Letha currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Pedro Letria is a Portuguese artist whose work reflects upon issues of displacement and belonging, as well as how image and language function together. His photographs have been widely published and he has authored 7 monographs, including The Club, from 2014. His work has been exhibited in the Centro Cultural de Belém, Portugal; Fundació Foto Colectanea, in Barcelona, Spain; Parc de La Villette, Paris, France; Galeria Olido in São Paulo, Brazil, and the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany. Pedro Letria is a Fulbright scholar and a RISD M.F.A. Photography graduate.