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Visiting professor to talk during Cohen ‘Works on Paper' opening’
8/30/12

Alfred University’s Cohen Gallery, 55 N. Main St., Alfred, will host “Josef Schutzenhofer, Works on Paper” beginning Friday, Sept. 7 and running through Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

The show features three bodies of work on paper of politically charged pieces addressing liberation and indignant police authority in Austria.  There will be a public opening reception for the artist, Josef Schutzenhofer, Sept. 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. At 6, Schutzenhofer will give a talk.

The gallery will be open after Sept. 7 by appointment; call 607.871.2441.

Schutzenhofer is visiting Alfred University this fall for the second time as a Theodore Randall International Chair in the Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography, School of Art and Design.

Created in 2007 and open to established, internationally based artists living outside the United States who can bring diverse cultural experiences to teaching at Alfred, the Randall Chair honors the legacy of artist and educator Theodore Randall, the architect of the School of Art and Design at Alfred and as a significant artist and organizer in the field of ceramic art. The position is awarded each year to an international artist of acclaim.

Schutzenhofer brings 24 years of teaching experience to Alfred, recently instructing painting at the International Summer in Hortus Niger-Halbenrain, Austria from 2008-11.

He studied at two American schools: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in painting and printmaking; and Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, where he was in a master class of painting and earned a master of art degree.

Featuring his work since 1985, he has presented exhibits in Graz, Austria; Prague, Czech Republic; and Pöllau, Austria. Since 2003, he’s lectured on the “Liberation Project” in Poland and Austria, at Maryland Institute College of Art, Towson State University, Old Dominion University, and the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City.