Portland Artist Museum Artist Talks Series features Alumni
November 01, 2019
The next three artists featured in the Portland Art Museum's monthly Artist Talk Series are alumni of PNCA's MFA in Visual Studies program in our Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies: rubén garcia marrufo (November 21), Melanie Stevens (December 19), and maximiliano (January 16).
Launched in 2009, Artist Talks is a monthly public program series that invites Portland-based artists from a range of disciplines to talk about one work of art from the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection and how they relate the work to their own practices. The talks are each third Thursday of the month at 6pm and are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.
rubén garcía marrufo is a Mexican filmmaker and artist. Their work focuses on borders, their aftermaths, and bilinguality—a work that finds its place between fiction and documentary forms with narratives that are rooted in hearsay and multiple languages. They have produced both feature-length, short, and experimental films that have been exhibited in Mexico and the US, including work presented at Artists Space, abcontemporary, Kunstverein, Escritorio de Procesos, Echo Park Film Center, and Mexicali Rose.
Melanie Stevens is an artist, illustrator, and writer. She is the creator of the graphic novel series WaterShed and is the co-founder of Nat Turner Project, a migratory gallery space that grants artists of color the freedom to create or express their own language within and without the parameters of racial commodification or designation. She is also the cofounder of Miss Anthology, an organization that supports and publishes racially and economically diverse young comic artists who identify as LGBTQIA+ or female.
maximiliano is a performance & video artist using maroon space societies & systems billions of years ago as impetus of a black mythos-epoch. Sampling & rupturing audio & video spatially, forming BLKWVV aesthetic (black reclamation rococo) unMOORing (othellx) mulattidad; ideas of pre-earth blackness.
$5 members, $20 non-members, $17 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.
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