Artist's Forum: Ron Lambert and Lesley Patterson-Marx
Thursday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.
Rechter Room, FREE
Artist’s Forum is a program in which Nashville-based and regional emerging and recognized artists discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be a part of the dialogue about the artistic process.
Presenting Artists: Ron Lambert and Lesley Patterson-Marx
Working mainly in video and sculpture, Ron Lambert investigates the intersection between psychology and the environment. He received his MFA from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University and has taught at Cornish College of the Arts, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, and Alfred University, where he received an excel¬lence in teaching award in 2008. Ron is currently an assistant professor at Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, Tennessee. His work has been published in Shaping Space (Third Edition), and Color (Third Edition), both by Paul Zelanski, as well as in the exhibition catalogue People Doing Strange Things With Electricity. Ron has shown at the Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle, the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art in Georgia, the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, the Lexington Art League, the Soil Collective in Seattle, and several university galleries around the country. Ron's work has won awards at Artworks Gallery in Hartford, Connecticut, and the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri. His work is in the Joseph Vascovitz collection and in the collection of the Tacoma Art Museum. He is cur¬rently represented by Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle. To see examples of Ron’s work go to: www.ronlambertart.com.
Lesley Patterson-Marx was born in 1975 in Louisville, Kentucky. She became obsessed with art in high school and took Saturday classes through the Louisville Visual Art Association. An Art teacher led her to the Summer Art Workshop for high school students at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. She eventually attended college at Murray State, where she received her BA in Fine Art in 1997. She then moved to nearby Paducah, where she was a working artist and teacher for nearly two years. She left Paducah in 1999 to pursue an MFA in studio art at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Upon graduation in 2001, she was invited by one of her instructors, Judy Chicago, to work on “At Home, A Kentucky Project,” in Bowling Green, Kentucky. While living in Bowling Green, Lesley began teaching in Nashville, commuting daily to Watkins College of Art and Design as an adjunct instructor. Upon completion of the “At Home” project, she moved to Nashville and was eventually hired as a full-time instructor and gallery director at Watkins, where she worked from 2001 to 2006. In 2004, along with students and friends, she helped found Plate Tone Printshop, a non-toxic, fine art community printshop. In the fall of 2006 she began teaching as a part-time instructor at University School of Nashville, where she currently teaches book arts and printmaking to high school students. The artwork of Lesley Patterson-Marx has been featured in several publications, including Readymade Magazine, Craft Magazine, and New American Paintings MFA Annual. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries including Wendy Cooper Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin, and Cynthia Broan Gallery in New York City. She had shown regularly in Nashville at Tag Gallery before it closed. To see examples of Lesley’s work go to: www.lesleypattersonmarx.com.