The Academic Senate's Distinguished Lecture on
Engagement, Service, and the Public Good
Golden Eagle Ballroom 3 | Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 1:45 p.m.
A reception will follow the lecture.
Kim Abeles is an artist whose community-based projects explore biography, geography and environment. She has created projects with the California Science Center, air pollution control agencies, health clinics and mental health departments, and natural history museums in California, Colorado and Florida. Abeles received the 2013 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and she is a recipient of fellowships from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, California Community Foundation and Pollack-Krasner Foundation. In 1987, she innovated a method to create images from the smog in the air, and Smog Collectors brought her work to national and international attention. She recently completed a series of sculptural suitcases for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains that embeds artists in the Los Angeles County Fire Department to work in collaboration with the paid and inmate workforces. The project was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and administered by The Armory Center for the Arts. In 2018, she was artist-in-residence at the Institute of Forest Genetics; her project entitled, Resilience, was funded by the NEA and administered by the El Dorado Arts Council. Her work is in public collections including MOCA, LACMA, Berkeley Art Museum, California African American Museum, and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Abeles’ journals, books, and process documents are archived at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art.
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