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Visiting Artist: Victoria Haven

Visiting Artist: Victoria Haven

Victoria Haven is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Seattle. Washington. She received her BFA in painting from the University of Washington and her MFA in 1999 from Goldsmiths College. University of London. Her work has been included in group shows at the Drawing Center in New York, The Henry Art Gallery, The Frye Art Museum, Susan Hobbs Gallery (Toronto) and Tablet Gallery (London), among others. Haven uses drawing, sculpture and photography to mine the fertile ground between 2 and 3 dimensions. Her work has been written about in several publications including Art Forum, Art LTD and Art in America. Her recent book Hit the North, published by Publication Studio in 2011, is a collection of images with essays relating to her practice as a visual artist.

Artists representing some of the most innovative and influential work being done today come to lecture at the University of Oregon. The Department of Art brings in about a dozen artists and critics each year from across the nation and abroad to lecture and meet with students in small groups or individual studio visits. In addition to the support each media area has for such an enterprise, the two annual endowed lectures, the George & Matilde Fowler lecture and the Davis Family Lecture, bring in particularly high-profile artists and critics who challenge our assumptions about art and have broad relevance across media. These public lectures provide not only a unique opportunity to hear directly from artists about their work, but also for students to work with them directly in a more intimate capacity.