|Date: March 24, 2000
Contact: Pam Wilder
Phone: (207) 872-3233
Painter to Talk at Colby on April 3
New York City painter Jake Berthot will give a slide presentation about his work on Monday, April 3, at 5 p.m. in Colby Colleges Olin Science Building, room 01. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Berthot is recognized nationally and internationally for his paintings and drawings. His art has been featured in many individual and group exhibitions, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Museum of Art, New Yorks Museum of Modern Art, the Venice Biennale, the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, the Beijing Art Institute in China, the Sara Hilden Museum in Finland, and a retrospective exhibit at Brandeis Universitys Rose Art Museum.
Berthot has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, an Elizabeth Foundation for Arts grant, and an Academy Institute Award from the American Academy of Arts and letters. He has lectured and taught extensively and currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Visual Arts. He previously taught for 10 years at Yale University and at Cooper Union and has been an artist in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and at Dartmouth College.
Berthot currently lives and works in New York City. His work is represented by the David McKee Gallery in New York City and by the Nina Nielsen Gallery in Boston. The lecture is sponsored by the Colby College Art Department and Arts Lecture Fund.