PLATFORM LECTURE | Beth Lo
Lecture: April 16, 2020 | 4 p.m.
Location: UNT College of Visual Arts & Design, Art Building, Room 223
Free and open to the public • Please visit the UNT Transportation website for visitor-parking information
Beth Lo’s ceramics and mixed media collage revolves primarily around issues of family and her Asian-American background. Cultural marginality and blending, tradition vs. Westernization, language and translation are key elements in her work. She draws inspiration from major events in her family’s history, the day-to- day challenges of parenting, and her own childhood memories of being raised in a minority culture in the United States. She uses the image of a child as a symbol of innocence, potential and vulnerability.
Beth Lo received an M.F.A. from the University of Montana, Missoula, Mont., in 1974. She began serving as professor of ceramics there in 1985 and was honored with the University of Montana Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2006 and 2010. Her work has been exhibited internationally. Lo has received numerous honors including the United States Artists Hoi Fellowship in 2009.
About the PLATFORM Speaker Series
The PLATFORM Speaker Series, founded by the CVAD Department of Studio Art, in partnership with The Onstead Institute invites contemporary artists, critics, and curators whose work is fueled by critical discussions around marginalized voices and narratives. Free and open to the university community and beyond, PLATFORM events are conducted in collaboration with other cultural institutions, departments and centers. In addition to a public lecture, speakers meet with students in individual and/or seminar settings providing additional contact and deeper conversations. The Department of Studio Art and The Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts and Design are part of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
If you have questions or would like to support the PLATFORM Speaker Series, contact Lauren Lake, Chair and Professor of Art, CVAD Department of Studio Art.