Faculty Biennial 2021


Jan 22 2021 - Apr 16 2021

The Faculty Biennial Exhibition is a celebration of the creativity found within the current faculty of the NMU School of Art & Design. Highlighting creative achievements in all media and concentrations, this exhibition gives the NMU and broader community the opportunity to see the talent within the School firsthand. Also featuring a new exhibition curated by Rachel Fugate.

Discovering Nature Talk
Faculty Panel Talk

Exhibition Images

  • Artists Included:: Daric Christian | Taimur Cleary | Steven Hughes | Brian Kakas | Emily Lanctot | Stephan Larson | Christine Lenzen | Michael Letts | Steve Leuthold | Gabrielle McNally | Jane Milkie | Peter Pless | Jason Schneider | Dennis Staffne | Alison Taras | Tracy Wascom | Dale Wedig

Hourly Schedule

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February 19, 2021, 1 pm
Discovering Nature
Rachel Fugate discusses her curatorial research into the DeVos Art Museum's Japanese Collection. The talk focuses on the Lewis and Bennett collections, which are some of the earliest gifts to the University's art collection and form the bulk of the Museum's current Asian art collection. Discovering Nature uses nature to frame the Japanese artwork: showcasing landscapes, plants, animals, and other living creatures. Each piece highlights many ways Japanese artists responded to and represented nature in their works. The items on exhibit span the 19th and 20th centuries and represent both old and new practices in traditional arts and crafts. You can view the talk in whole at the link above.
Rachel Fugate
March 12, 2021, 1 pm
Repose in a Void of the Senses
This talk explores representation, evocation, and paradoxical reproduction of anesthesia in three American artworks: Thomas Eakins’ Agnew Clinic of 1889 (painting), Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Adams Memorial of 1886-91 (sculpture), and John Cage’s 4’33” of 1952 (composition). Interweaving these case studies, this talk aims at discerning possibilities and difficulties of (as well as ambitions for) artistic expressions of anesthesia, behind an abundance of synesthesia in art.
March 19, 2021, 2 pm
On Practice Faculty Panel
Learn more about several faculty artists' studio and teaching practice in a panel discussion moderated by Director & Curator Emily Lanctot featuring Christine Lenzen, Jason Schneider, and Peter Pless. Talk can be viewed in the above link
Christine Lenzen, Emily Lanctot, Jason Schneider, Peter Pless
Rachel Fugate
Christine Lenzen
Emily Lanctot
Emily Lanctot is the Curator of Collections and Outreach at NMU's DeVos Art Museum. She is also a Contingent Assistant Professor at NMU’s School of Art and Design where she has been teaching since 2010. Lanctot received a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from Northern Michigan University and an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Lanctot’s work has been shown in museums and galleries across the U.S. She works across media to examine cultural rituals and practices embedded in the everyday. Her work employs language to explore themes of identity, memory, the archive, and ideas surrounding place - including the human relationship to nature, public architecture, and domestic space.
Jason Schneider
Peter Pless