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Visiting Artist: Ginger Owen

January 27, 2011
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008
5:30 p.m.

Ginger Owen is Associate Professor of Photography at the Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Owen's artwork derives imagery from narratives and themes of family history, race, gender, and culture. Her interdisciplinary practices include installation, sculpture, digital, traditional and non-silver photographic processes.  She has lectured, worked, and exhibited internationally. Awards and grants include, a Fellowship at Tisch School of Arts, New York University, The Photography Institute; Ambassador to Takasaki, Japan; WMU Technology Grant; Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency; Artist Grant from the Arts Council of Kalamazoo; and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Residency.  Owen's exhibitions include: Houston Museum of Art, Living Design Center OZONE, Tokyo, Japan, Texas Tech University, Stony Brook University, N.Y., Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, Ariz. and the Center for the Living Arts, Mobile, Ala.  Owen is also in the following collections, Houston Museum of Art, Mc Neese State University, Lake Charles, La., J. Paul Getty Museum, The Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, Calif.