Visiting Artist Lecture: Tom Loeser
Educator and artist Tom Loeser is giving a lecture as part of the RIT furniture design MFA program's Beth and Ira Nash Endowed Scholarship Fund. The presentation is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the furniture design studio (Booth Hall, second floor).
About Tom Loeser
Loeser (based in Madison, Wisconsin) has served as Chair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Art from 2009-14 and was head of the wood/furniture area at UW-Madison from 1991-2020. He holds a BFA from Boston University's Program in Artisanry (1983) and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (1992).
Loeser designs and builds one-of-a-kind functional and dysfunctional objects that are often carved and painted and always draw inspiration from the history of design and object making. His work has been featured in national and international exhibitions and can be found in museum collections including the Brooklyn Museum; Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC; Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, and many other institutions.
Loeser's recent solo exhibition "Please Please Please" originated at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco and then travelled to three additional venues in San Diego, Houston and Philadelphia. He was elected to the American Craft Council College of Fellows in 2012.
When and Where
Open to the Public