Visiting Artist Lecture: Sandow Birk

Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk is a well traveled an Otis graduate. Frequently developed as expansive, multi-media projects, his works have dealt with contemporary life in its entirety. With an emphasis on social issues, frequent themes of his past work have included inner city violence, graffiti, political issues, travel, war, and prisons, as well as surfing and skateboarding. He was a recipient of an NEA International Travel Grant to Mexico City in 1995 to study mural painting, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996, and a Fulbright Fellowship for painting to Rio de Janeiro for 1997. In 1999 he was awarded a Getty Fellowship for painting, followed by a City of Los Angeles (COLA) Fellowship in 2001. In 2007 he was an artist in residence at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, and at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2008. His most recent project involves a consideration of the Qur’an as relevant to contemporary life in America.
 
Sandow is represented by the Koplin del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles, Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, and P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City.
 
Image above, The Unlikely Meeting of Boutros Boutros-Gahli and Sirhan Sirhan on Bora Bora, 2015. Read more about his work at www.sandowbirk.com.
 
Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
March 15, 2016
Lectures
Visiting Artist Lecture: Sandow Birk
11:00AM - 12:15PM The Forum
Open to the Public
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March 15, 2016
2016-03-15 11:00 2016-03-15 12:15
Lectures
Visiting Artist Lecture: Sandow Birk
11:00AM - 12:15PM | The Forum
9045 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles, California
Open to the Public
This event is free!