Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Free Artists' Forum @ Frist - Nov 12 - Kristina Arnold and Derek Coté

Artist's Forum featuring Kristina Arnold and Derek Coté
Friday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.
Rechter Room, FREE
Join regional artists Kristina Arnold and Derek Coté as they discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be part of the dialogue about the artistic process.

About the Artists:

Kristina Arnold
Arnold was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia, and received a degree in community health from Brown University. After five years she returned to her first love and pursued her MFA in painting from the University of Tennessee. She now serves on the faculty of Western Kentucky University’s Art Department where she teaches and serves as the Gallery Director.

Arnold’s current work draws conceptually from her former background and interest in public health. As primarily an installation artist, her work often fills the space of a large room. She considers these works walk-in paintings; by suspending matrices of cells, neurons, and tissues in her installations, she creates fabricated environments that envelop the viewer in the biological microcosm of the body. Learn more about Kristina Arnold.

Derek Coté
As a former explorer, frustrated architect, and aspiring social examiner, Derek Coté, who was born in Québec, Canada, and currently resides in Nashville, studied at Western Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received his BFA and MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media respectively.

He has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Scope Art Fair in New York and Miami, and many others. He will be an Artist-in-Residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art during the summer of 2011. Learn more about Derek Coté.

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