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School of Art and Design hosts internationally acclaimed painter’s lecture

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, German painter and Theodore Randall International Chair in Drawing, Painting and Photography at Alfred University, Jutta Haeckel, will lecture on her work at 4:30 p.m. in Nevins Theater, located in Alfred University’s Powell Campus Center. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

According to the Hosfelt Gallery, New York City/San Francisco, “Haeckel is interested in the psychological space that is formed by the contradictions of shrinking borders due to globalization.” By drawing upon her own travels, she is said to create “gorgeous and unsettling works” which force the questions of time and place. Her works often feature a leisurely nostalgia; yet bring upon a strange emotion caught somewhere between darkness and reassurance.

Born in 1972, Haeckel studied painting from 1995-2001 at Hochschule für Kür (Academy of Art) in Bremen, Germany, where she earned her master’s degree. She then studied at Goldsmiths College in London from 2000-2001 as a post-graduate.

A recipient of the 2003 and 2004 Künstlerförderung Prize at Bremen, she currently takes residence and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her work has recently been shown at the exhibition “EINFLUSS: 8 from Düsseldorf – Introducing the Next Wave from Germany” at Hosfelt Gallery in New York and in San Francisco. She also held a solo exhibition, “Out of Alignment,” at Hosfelt Gallery in 2011.

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 University and as a significant artist and organizer in the field of ceramic art. The position is awarded each year to an international artist(s) of acclaim.