You’re invited to a lecture with Kim Abeles. The lecture titled “the interconnectedness of things,” will take place Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Fine Arts Building B, Room 103.
Abeles’ installations and community projects cross disciplines and media to explore biography, geography and environment. The work merges hand-crafted materials with digital representations. She has created artwork in conjunction with a unique range of collaborators such as the Bureau of Automotive Repair, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project, California Science Center, Natural History museums in California and Colorado, and the Lakota Indians of South Dakota. In 1987, she innovated a method to create images from the smog in the air, and Smog Collectors brought her work to national and international attention.
This year, Abeles received a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. She has also received fellowships from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, California Community Foundation, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, and the California Arts Council. She received her MFA in studio art from the University of California Irvine. Abeles’ journals, artists books and process documents are archived at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art.
Abeles has exhibited in twenty-two countries, including large-scale installations in Vietnam, Thailand, Czech Republic, England, China and South Korea. Her work has been exhibited at venues including National Center for Atmospheric Research; Museum of Arts and Design in New York; National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile; Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Laband Gallery at Loyola Marymount University; and, Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. Abeles’ journals, artists books and process documents are archived at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art. Abeles has lived and worked in downtown Los Angeles since 1980.