The Artists’ Book Lecture Series is a series of talks by three working artists around the Midwest. Their works incorporate a variety of mediums and formats that push the boundaries of the traditional book form. Each artist is represented in the Fine Arts Library’s historic Artists’ Book Collection, and these lectures are designed to highlight the diversity and unique materials that make up this magnificent IU treasure. The series is supported by the Artists’ Book Endowment Fund. This lecture was also co-sponsored by the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies.
Our next speaker is Bea Nettles, Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois. Bea Nettles has been exhibiting and publishing her autobiographical works since 1970. Since that time, she has had over fifty one-person exhibitions including the International Museum of Photography at the Eastman House, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Light Gallery and Witkin Gallery in NYC. Her works have also been shown internationally in major group exhibitions. Her images are in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Polaroid International Collection, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the International Museum of Photography at the Eastman House, and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. Her artists’ books can be found in special collections libraries at universities including Yale (Beinecke), Washington, and Virginia. She taught photography and artists’ books from 1970-2007 at Rochester Institute of Technology, Tyler School of Art, and the University of Illinois where she is currently Professor Emerita. Nettles continues to lecture and teach workshops internationally.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:00PM, Fine Arts Library Reading Room
Reception to follow