A world-renowned contemporary artist is coming to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Visiting Artist at Marais Press,
Department of Visual Arts, UL Lafayette
Aaron Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at the University of Arizona. Coleman received his MFA in Printmaking from Northern Illinois University in 2013 and a BFA in Printmaking from the Herron School of Art in 2009.
Aaron Coleman is a printmaker and mixed media artist creating works focused on political and social issues. He combines imagery from comic books and stained glass windows to raise questions concerning misconstrued belief systems and twisted moral values in our society. Coleman’s background in hip-hop culture and street art remains as a major influence in his fine art practices.
Coleman has exhibited internationally and received numerous awards, scholarships and fellowships for his work in lithography and mezzotint. Aaron’s work can be found in the collections of The University of Colorado, Wichita State University, the Ino-cho Paper Museum in Kochi, Japan, The Yekaterinburg Museum of Art in Russia, and the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Ewing Gallery Collection.
While here at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Coleman will create a new print at Marais Press with the assistance of Professor of Printmaking Brian Kelly and printmaking students from the Department of Visual Arts from September 7th to12th, as well as give a public lecture at the University Art Museum on September 11th from 6 to 8:00 pm.
All events are free and open to both the University and general public.
Questions concerning this event should be directed to Professor of Printmaking Brian Kelly in the Department of Visual Arts. Professor Kelly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.