The Artist-in-Residence Program began in 1932 with the invitation of Carlos Sanchez, who remained at Dartmouth for one year. Josè Clemente Orozco followed with a two-year residency while completing the renowned The Epic of American Civilization mural in Baker Library.
The program took its current form in 1962, hosting three or four artists of distinction per year. The Artists-in-Residence reside on campus for an entire ten-week term during which they continue their work, interact with students and faculty and participate in the life of Dartmouth College and the Upper Valley community.
Artists are chosen by a Studio Art faculty committee and exhibit their work in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery. The Studio Art Department produces a catalog of the exhibition and provides studio space and living accommodations for the artist.
Support for the Artist-in-Residence Program is generously provided by: the Nathan W. Pearson '03 and Sons Fund, the Arthur J. Cohen '03 and Nellie Z. Cohen Fund, the William B. Jaffe Memorial Fund and the Matthew Wysocki Memorial Fund.
Artist-in-Residence, Spring 2013:
April 2 – May 5, 2013
The Studio Art Exhibition Program is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs and film of Luke Fowler, spring Artist-in-Residence.
Luke Fowler is an artist, filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow Scotland. He studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Design in Dudee. He creates cinematic collages that have often been linked to the British Free Cinema movement of the 1950s. His documentary films have explored counter cultural figures including Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing and English composer Cornelius Cardew.
Fowler was shortlisted for the 2005 Becks Futures prize in December 2004. He was awarded the inaugural Derek Jarman Award in 2008.
In 2009, he had a retrospective exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London.In 2012 Fowler was shortlisted for the Turner Prize, for his solo exhibition at Inverleith House in Edinburgh which showcased his new film exploring the life and work of Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing.
Mr. Fowler will give an artist talk on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30 pm in The Hood Museum of Art Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery in the Hopkins Center. The public is invited. For more information please call (603) 646-3651.