John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series hosts visiting artist Richard Mosse

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Richard Mosse as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Mosse, an Irish photographer, living and working in the U.S., is known for his searing images capturing beauty and tragedy, war and destruction. Free and open to the public, Mosse’s lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art. For complete details about the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture series, and an entire listing of events, visit http://sova.psu.edu/anderson.

Mosse uses photography and video to explore war, loss, landscape, history and memory. His multimedia installation "Enclave" was featured in the National Pavilion of Ireland at the 55th Venice Biennale. 

Mosse earned his bachelor of arts degree in literature at Kings College London and his master of fine arts degree in photography at the Yale School of Art. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. His work has been widely exhibited internationally and is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. Mosse was named one of the “Leading Global Thinkers of 2013” by Foreign Policy magazine.

Lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For additional information contact Ann Tarantino, adt116@psu.edu, John M. Anderson Lecture Series coordinator, or Tammy Hosterman, tmk7@psu.edu, SoVA communications coordinator.

Last Updated February 12, 2014