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Suzanne Caporael

Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series


The Marywood University Art Department DISTINGUISHED VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES presents a lecture by New York painter SUZANNE CAPORAEL on Wednesday November 11 at 3:30 pm. This special event will take place in the Comerford Theater at Marywood, and will be followed by a reception in the Shields Visual Arts Center.

The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

SUZANNE CAPORAEL’S paintings derive from close observation of the natural world and the attempts, scientific and cultural, to define and control it. Observation coupled with research has resulted in groups of works related to trees, chemical elements, water, ice, time, and place memory. Her current area of interest is the hierarchy of perception – the way in which the brain processes visual cues to construct a reality.

The artist earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. She was awarded a National Endowment Grant in Painting in 1986, and has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the San Francisco Art Institute. In 2009, she was a guest artist-in-residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Her work is represented in many major museum collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Milwaukee Art Museum; Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

The Marywood University Department of Visual Arts takes great pleasure in hosting this important and valuable lecture. Audience members will have an opportunity to meet the artist at the reception immediately following the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Marywood University Art Galleries and the Department of Visual Arts.

For more information contact Steven Alexander at 570-348-6211, ext. 2691.