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AU Art & Design Foundations Program presents art, biology lecture/interview

Alfred University’s School of Art & Design Foundations Program presents a lecture/interview show on Art and Biology by Brian Collier on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 9 to 11 a.m., in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall.

Collier’s projects, installations, and public interventions range across a wide variety of media, including Web sites, video, sculpture, photography, drawing, artist’s books, and performance. Through this diverse practice, he focuses on ways in which elements of the non-human natural world exist, or have reinserted themselves, in severely human-altered habits. Through his projects, he disseminates information about these sites, often proposing strategies to re-evaluate the weedy margins of the human-dominated landscape.

Collier’s work has appeared widely in the United States and abroad. He earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor of fine arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the founder and president of the Society for Re-Natural Environment.