Associate Professor of the Practice of Visual Arts at Duke University, will present a slide lecture on her work Thursday April 6, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. in room 154 of the Bixler Art and Music Building at Colby College.
Professor Shatzman earned her B.F.A degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and her M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Before coming to Duke in 1985, Professor Shatzman taught at Sonoma State University and at California State University Long Beach. At Duke, she teaches Printmaking, Graphic Design and Drawing. Also this semester, Professor Shatzman is involved in a multi-disciplinary course called “Image, Text & Visual Poetics”, jointly taught by Professor Deborah Pope of Duke’s English Department.
Professor Shatzman’a work is abstract and primarily involved with the printmaking processes of etching, woodcut, lithography and silkscreen, with branches into drawing and painting. She has been in numerous exhibitions on the International, National, and Regional levels.
Merrill Shatzman’a talk, which is sponsored by the Colby College Art Department and supported by funds from the Arts Lecture Fund, is open to the public without charge.