Artist, Penn State alumnus, to give lecture Feb. 15

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State alumnus and painter Brian Alfred will give a free public lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium at the Palmer Museum of Art on Penn State's University Park campus. Alfred’s lecture is sponsored by the Penn State School of Visual Arts’ John M. Anderson Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.

Alfred is a New York-based artist who has exhibited work to wide critical acclaim in New York, Europe and Japan. He works fluidly among painting, collage, digital drawing, musical arrangement and animation. His animations have been shown in film festivals internationally, and his piece titled “Help Me” was featured in 2006 on the Panasonic Astrovision Screen in New York’s Times Square, on the 59th minute of every hour, as part of Creative Time’s 59th Minute video art project. His work is currently on display as part of a group exhibition, "Printer’s Proof: A decade of fine art printing," at Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, through February 19, 2011. In addition to exhibiting frequently in both solo and group exhibitions worldwide, Alfred has work in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Denver Art Museum, Phoenix Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.

Alfred received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Penn State and master of fine arts degree from Yale University. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in Maine. His awards include the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, and New York Foundation of the Arts Inspiration Award. A documentary about the artist, Artflick, was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. Alfred is represented by three galleries: Haunch of Venison Gallery, one of the most powerful and influential galleries worldwide with locations in New York City, London, Berlin and Zurich; Studio La Citta in Verona, Italy; and SCAI The Bathhouse in Tokyo. His work has been featured in notable magazines, including Artforum, Art in America, The New Yorker and The New York Times.

Last Updated March 21, 2011