School of Art and Red Ridge Editions Welcome Artist Kristina Paabus to Campus

"To Follow"
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"To Follow"

The School of Art in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with Red Ridge Editions, welcomes internationally acclaimed artist Kristina Paabus to campus for a public lecture and artist-in-residency program.

The School of Art lecture series will host Paabus at 5:30 tonight, Thursday, Oct. 10, in Hillside Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kristina Paabus is a multi-disciplinary artist, known for examining the systems that we use to perceive, contain, control and negotiate our surroundings. She investigates the pursuits, fractures, and failures within our individual, shared and imposed rules. Paabus works primarily in reproducible media, drawing, sculpture and installations.

While in residency with Red Ridge Editions, Paabus will create a series of prints that utilize laser-cut relief blocks. She will make a print edition alongside printmaking students, and master printers and professors Sean Morrisey and Breanne Trammell. The public is welcome to view the print editioning process Friday, Oct. 11 at the PRESStudio from 3-5 p.m.

Red Ridge Editions, lead by the School of Art printmaking area, invites internationally established artists and designers to work alongside students and faculty to collaborate on the creation of works on paper to foster research, experimentation, and innovation in the field of print and reproducible media. 

Paabus earned a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also studied fine arts and religious studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and printmaking at The Estonian Academy of Arts. 

She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for installation art in Estonia, the Grant Wood Fellowship in printmaking at The University of Iowa, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and the Southern Graphics Council International Guanlan Residency Award. Paabus is an associate professor of reproducible media at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. 

Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and China. The most recent exhibitions include Meanwhile at Hobusepea Galerii, Estonia, NEO Geoat the Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio and the Novosibirsk Graphics Triennial, Novosibirsk, Russia.  

Paabus' work is also held in numerous private and public collections such Harvard Art Museums, Progressive Insurance, Spudnik Press, University of Iowa Museum of Art, University of Iowa Print Archive, among others. 

Learn more about Kristina Paabus tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Hillside Auditorium and Friday, 3-5 p.m. at PRESStudio.

Contacts

Kayla Crenshaw, director of communications
School of Art
479-575-7930, kaylac@uark.edu

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