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Oct 14 - Oct 25, All Day
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IEA Resident Artist Kathryn Polk

The Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA) announces an exciting line up of resident artists in the Fall semester 2024. Kathryn Polk, (b.1952, Memphis, Tennessee) is a southern-born artist whose personal life has been a major influence on her body of work.


With her love of drawing, she makes daily entries into her sketchbook to help develop figurative imagery and narrative content that investigates the various paths of women’s lives. 


She studied Fine Art at the Memphis Academy of Art and The University of Memphis. In 2002, she began working with traditional stone lithography. Polk’s lithographs can be found in permanent print collections throughout the world such as Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Sado Print Museum (Japan), The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), The National Academy of Fine Arts (Hangzhou, China), The University of Auckland (New Zealand), Yonsei University Wonju Campus (Korea), The University of Wales (UK). Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art (France), The Denver Art Museum (Colorado), The University of Arizona Museum of Art, The University of California-Davis/Gorman Museum, Proyecto ‘Ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Prints & Photographs Division/Library of Congress (Washington, DC), Janet Turner Print Museum (Chico), Jules Heller Print Study Room/Arizona State University Art Museum, The Block Museum/Northwestern University, Spencer Collection/The New York Public Library. 


Kathryn Polk is co-owner of L VIS Press, a print studio dedicated to the development of stone lithography techniques as well as other printmaking practices. L VIS Press recently relocated from Arizona to Indiana. 


The IEA is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Schein-Joseph Endowment and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr Foundation. 

The IEA is a high technology research studio facility within the School of Art and Design, which encourages and supports projects that involve interactive multi-media systems, experimental sonic/video production, digital imaging, and publications. The IEA is committed to developing cultural interactions spurred by technological experimentation and artistic investigations. 

The IEA offers two types of residency: Time-based/ New Media and Print Media. The IEA video and sound studio offers artists an integrated system with real-time video, image-processing software, hardware and video capture. The IEA’s Experimental Print Media Program Residency seeks artists who want to explore Digital Printmedia technologies to further and expand their working practice. Artists  have access to state-of-the-art digital arts facilities.