Renowned Painter Visits Colorado State University for Critic and Artist Residency Series

Artist Byron Kim, whose work with color, culture and race has gained national recognition, will come to Colorado State University as part of the Critic and Artist Residency Series. The series was developed by the art department to bring national and international artists and art critics to campus.

Kim will present a lecture about his work at 7 p.m. April 16 in the Lory Student Center Theatre on campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kim’s work has been featured in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the 1993 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Wadsworth Antheneum.

"Byron Kim is an important young artist whose work is especially thought-provoking," said Linny Frickman, Hatton Gallery director. "We’re delighted that he will be presenting his perspectives to the university and broader community."

An exhibition of Kim’s abstract oil paintings, titled "Byron Kim: Process," will run from

March 23-May 1. The show will include five large paintings and many related studies and drawings that challenge assumptions about identity, culture and race, and that provide viewers a rare glimpse into the artist’s working process.

During his residency at Colorado State, Kim will be involved in open forums for the campus community and will join an intensive series of critiques in classrooms and with individuals.

The Critic and Artist Residency Series was founded in 1997 with an anonymous $1 million endowment given to the art department. The program was developed by the art department as a way to put students, faculty and the community in touch with the latest creative thinking and practices in the art world.

In addition to the Critic and Artist Residency Series, the endowment is being used to maintain and enhance the Stanley G. Wold Visual Resource Center, an electronic library housed in the Visual Arts Building on campus. The center includes CD-ROM and video players, disk storage, study carrels, a slide library and a book library.

For more information, call the Hatton Gallery office at (970) 491-7634.