NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Artist Greg Edmondson, a new adjunct faculty member in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a virtual lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, that will be accessible through Zoom registration at cn.edu/zoomgreg.
Edmondson will present “A Nasty Bruise and a Jagged Scar: Five Years as an Artist-in-Residence” in which he will discuss his experiences with four residency programs. During that time, he had two books of paintings published. Edmondson was a visiting artist at SFA in 2018, and two paintings started as demonstrations during that time for Wesley Berg’s expressive drawing seminar were included in the published collections.
His lecture will feature a discussion about the books, works that came after those publications, and information about his current project, “Dark Matter,” which includes a collaboration with physicist and poet Agnes Vojta.
Edmondson earned a B.F.A. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Fulbright Scholarship, fellowships to Germany and residency fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Black Mountain College, the Santa Fe Art Institute and Kuenstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstrasse, among others. His first book of paintings, “Rivers and Beasts,” was published by Spartan Press in 2017. His second book, “After the Flood,” was published by Stubborn Mule Press in 2019. Edmondson has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions include “Sisyphus Calls It Quits” in the The Smalter Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, and “Living Like Animals – Paintings from a truly wild place” at Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri. His collaboration with Vojta will be exhibited at The Smalter Gallery in 2021.
Edmondson is presenting the lecture for the Appalachian Cultural Center at Carson-Newman University, a private liberal arts university in Jefferson City, Tennessee.