Visiting Artist Lecture: Jessica Drenk

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Contemporary sculpture artist Jessica Drenk is delivering a lecture on the RIT campus titled "Material Transformations in Sculpture." It is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Booth Hall, room 2490.

About Jessica Drenk (bio from her website)

Jessica Drenk is an American artist raised in Montana, where she developed an appreciation for the natural world that remains an important inspiration to her artwork today.  Tactile and textural, her sculptures highlight the chaos and beauty that can be found in simple materials.  Her work is a process driven exploration of material, often investigating the intersection between the man made and the natural.

Drenk’s work can be found in private collections throughout the world and galleries across the United States.  Her work is a part of several corporate collections, such as that of Fidelity Investments, Frost Bank, and The Macallan distillery in Scotland, as well as university collections, including that of the Yale University Art Gallery.  Drenk has been the recipient of several awards, including International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, and her work has been pictured in Sculpture and Interior Design magazines, as well as The Workshop Guide to Ceramics.  

Drenk received an MFA in 3D Art from the University of Arizona in 2007 and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College in 2002.  She lives and works in the countryside outside of Rochester, N.Y.

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When and Where
April 23, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room/Location: Room 2490

Open to the Public

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