CSI Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture series
Feb 1, 2021: Colin Edgington
March 15, 2021: Naima Green
April 26, 2021: Jon Henry
Colin Edgington is a visual artist and writer originally from New Mexico. He holds an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts; an MFA in Studio Art from the Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University; and a BAFA in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico. His visual work explores the transection between image, text, and idea with recurrent themes exploring notions of belief, memory, place, and fiction, as well as the politics of labor, exploitation, and the environment. His work has been exhibited internationally and published widely. In 2013, he was awarded the Iowa Review Photography Prize and featured in that year’s Winter Issue of the magazine. He also holds an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has contributed to The Brooklyn Rail, MOMUS, Afterimage, Minding Nature, and many others. He has also contributed essays to several exhibition catalogs and artist monographs, including a meta-fictional interview featured in Patrick Nagatani’s Buried Cars (Museum of New Mexico Press). Edgington currently resides in Tobyhanna, PA with his wife Jennifer Bonilla-Edgington and their dog Jasper.
Naima Green is an artist and educator currently living between Brooklyn, NY and Mexico City, Mexico. She holds an MFA in Photography from ICP–Bard; an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a BA from Barnard College. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Smart Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, International Center of Photography, Houston Center for Photography, Bronx Museum, BRIC, ltd los angeles, Gallery 102, Gracie Mansion Conservancy, Shoot the Lobster, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Arsenal Gallery. Green has been an artist-in-residence at Recess, Mass MoCA, Pocoapoco, Bronx Museum, Vermont Studio Center, and is a recipient of the Myers Art Prize at Columbia University, and the Barnard College Library.
Jon Henry is a visual artist working with photography and text, from Queens, NY (resides in Brooklyn). His work reflects on family, sociopolitical issues, grief, trauma, and healing within the African American community. His work has been published both nationally and internationally and exhibited in numerous galleries including Aperture Foundation, Smack Mellon, and BRIC, among others. Known foremost for the cultural activism in his work, his projects include studies of athletes from different sports and their representations.
He was recently awarded the Arnold Newman Grant for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, an En Foco Fellow for 2020, one of LensCulture’s Emerging Artists for 2019, and has also won the Film Photo Prize for Continuing Film Project sponsored by Kodak.
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