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Liz Miller to present Moore President's Lecture April 11

'Drawing Beyond the Line'

Liz Miller to discuss large-scale installations in Moore Lecture April 11.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [3/31/2011]

“Drawing Beyond the Line” will be discussed by Minnesota State University, Mankato art faculty member Liz Miller at the annual Douglas R. Moore President’s Faculty Research Lecture Monday, April 11.

Miller will talk about using pattern, decoration and ornament in new large-scale art installations. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium of Centennial Student Union. It is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public, and refreshments will be served after the event.

Because Miller’s mixed-media installations reference biology, natural disasters and computer imagery, they frequently encompass entire galleries or gallery walls.

Her large-scale installations and mixed media works on paper have been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, including Mercer Union (Toronto, Ont.), the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia (Virginia Beach), Harcourt House Arts Centre (Edmonton, Alberta), the Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, and Haas Gallery at Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania).

This spring her “Ornamental Invasion” will be featured at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as part of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program.

Miller has received several awards for her work, including two Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants, a Jerome Foundation fellowship, and a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

Miller has taught drawing at Minnesota State Mankato since 2005. She earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Minnesota. She lives and works in Good Thunder, MN.

The annual Moore Lecture celebrates excellence in research at Minnesota State Mankato. This will be the 37th such lectureship, and the 24th named in honor of former President Douglas R. Moore, who established the event to illuminate faculty research.

Moore was president of then-Mankato State University from 1974 to 1978. His tenure saw the transformation of Mankato State College into a university, as well as the consolidation of the lower and upper campuses and construction of a new administration building.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.

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