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Skidmore College
Schick Art Gallery

Amelia Biewald
Artist Residency/Exhibition

March 21 – April 15, 2005

Amelia Biewald

Minneapolis artist Amelia Biewald, recipient of the Schick Art Gallery 2005 artist's residency competition, will use the gallery space as a studio to develop an installation piece during her residency, scheduled March 21st through April 15th. Students and the public may view the process and interact with the artist at limited times. There will be a celebration reception in the gallery when her creation is brought to fruition.

Biewald's work addresses conventional notions of physical beauty, and the ways it can be obtained, as well as pop culture's obsession with supernatural beauty and youth. Her work looks at the line between the artificial and natural, including surgically enhanced bodies, and questions the ethics of such medical "advances." She incorporates a wide array of materials in her provocative large-scale installations and considers the process of construction to be of utmost importance in her work.

Biewald received a B.F.A. degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and studied fine art and theory at Goldsmith's College at the University of London. She earned an M.F.A. degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The recipient of many awards and fellowships, Biewald received a 2004 residency fellowship from the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She has exhibited widely in the midwest and taught at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is an adjunct professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Artist's Lecture/Reception Info

An artist's lecture will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Payne Room of the Tang Teaching Museum. A reception and installation celebration will take place on Thursday, April 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery visiting hours will be Monday through Thursday 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.; the gallery will be closed to visitors Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the residency. The lecture, exhibition and reception are FREE and open to the public.