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Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Namita Gupta Wiggers: “One Hundred Lifetimes and a Day”

University of Oregon- Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 177, 1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, Oregon 97403
Lectures are free and open to all.

Namita Gupta Wiggers: lecture title TBD

Namita Gupta Wiggers is a writer, curator, and educator based in Portland, OR. She is the Director and Co-Founder of Critical Craft Forum. Wiggers is the Program Director of a newly launched Master of Arts in Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College, North Carolina. This low residency program, the first of its kind, focuses on critical and historical craft studies. From 2014-17, Wiggers taught in MFA Applied Craft + Design, co-administered by Oregon College of Art + Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon College of Art + Craft, and at Portland State University. From 2004-14, she served as Curator (2004-2012) and then Director and Chief Curator (2012-14), Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR.

She contributes to online and in-print journals and books, serves as the Exhibition Reviews Editor, The Journal of Modern Craft, and on the Editorial Boards of Garland and Norwegian Crafts. Recent projects include: Across the Table, Across the Land with Michael Strand for the National Council on Ceramic Education in the Arts; EVERYTHING HAS BEEN MATERIAL FOR SCISSORS TO SHAPE, a textile-focused exhibition at the Wing Luke Museum of Asian American Experience, Seattle; a forthcoming publication with Wiley Blackwell Publishers; and Gender + Adornment, an ongoing research project with Benjamin Lignel.

She serves on the Board of Trustees, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and is a former board member of the American Craft Council, and The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design.

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