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‘STUDIO Visits:’ Alfred University Freshman Foundation series continues with interdisciplinary artist

"STUDIO Visits," a series of lectures with a talk-show format hosted by M. Michelle Illuminato, assistant professor in the Alfred University School of Art & Design’s Freshman Foundation program, continues at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Nevins Theater at Powell Campus Center. The series is held weekly on from 9-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, and is open to the campus community and the public, free of charge.

This week’s guest will be Gary Setzer of Phoenix, Ariz., whose topic will be "Performance, Video, Sound." Setzer is an interdisciplinary artist and assistant professor of art at the University of Arizona.

Setzer’s performances, installations, objects, and videos have been exhibited and screened extensively at galleries including Fountain Studios in Brooklyn; Little Berlin, Philadelphia; and the Martine Chaisson Gallery, New Orleans. His most recent project was a performance piece titled "Supralingual/Sublingual: The Tongue is the Terrain," which he toured in major cities across the United States, receiving critical acclaim for his integration of music, video and performance.

In 2008, Setzer made his international debut with his performance work, "Simultaneous Repellents (Repressed Sentient, Oppressed Séance)," at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.

Setzer has received numerous grants and awards for his performance and visual art, including an Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award for individual artists, the 2010 Louise Foucar Marshall Professorship, and the 2008 Think Tank 3 Fellowship from the Institute for Integrated Teaching.

He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Akron and holds a master of fine arts degree in studio art from Ohio University.

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