Date(s) - January 28, 2010 - February 16, 2011
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts

Thursday, January 28, 2010

In 1997 the Department of Art inaugurated the Critic and Artist Residency Series in order to bring prominent visual artists and critics to the CSU campus for exhibitions, class room interactions, and public lectures. On January 28, 2010 the University Art Museum opens the first exhibition of the series to be housed in our new facility. Catalyst, features the work of New York artist Amy Yoes. Yoes creates site-specific installations, designed to complement the architecture and location in which she works. Her installation for the museum is the first site-specific installation in the series and the first to involve a major collaborative element with students in the Department of Art.

The installation illustrates her multi-faceted working method that includes the use of sculpture, installation, film, and photography to build intriguing and interactive architectural environments. Yoes was educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received awards for her work from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Cranbrook Art Museum, and Artspace, New Haven, among others. She is currently working on an animation piece at the Wexner Center for the Arts, in Columbus, Ohio. This exhibition and artist lecture is sponsored by the FUNd at CSU with support from the Lilla B. Morgan Fund and the Best Western University Inn.


Amy YoesAmy Yoes was born in 1959 and grew up in Houston, Texas. She has lived in Chicago, San Francisco and, since 1998, in New York.

She works in a multi-faceted way, alternately employing installation, photography, video, painting, and sculpture. An interest in decorative language and architectural space permeates all of her work. She responds to formal topologies of ornament and style that have reverberated through time, informing our mutually constructed visual and cultural memory.

Her videos have been seen in many venues, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.; MassMoca, North Adams, MA; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio. She has held residences at the Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France; AIR, Krems, Austria; McDowell, Peterborough, NH; Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; and The British School at Rome, Italy. She has been a visiting artist at many institutions, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Las Vegas Nevada, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Siena Art Institute. Recent projects include a site specific animation installation at the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a new animation for a screening at the National Gallery of Art.