NHAA’s Guest Artist Lecture and Dialogue Series: Brian Chu, “Painted World”

Saturday, October 10, 2pm @Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery

Artist Brian Chu will be giving a lecture, “Painted World’ at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery on Saturday, October 10 at 2:00 pm. This event is part of the New Hampshire Art Association’s Guest Artist Lecture and Dialogue Series. Brian will discuss his experience in landscape painting and how he forms his vision, and constructs and executes a painting. He will show and discuss samples of landscape paintings that have influenced and inspired him. Brian will also show and discuss his own work.
Brian Chu is a painter. Born in Taiwan, of Chinese parents, he earned an MFA in painting from Queens College, City University in New York City in 1993.

Rooted in observation, Brian’s work maintains a dialogue between objectivity and subjectivity in all subjects: landscape, figure and still life. His intense perceptual engagement with the world is evident in textured layers of vibrant colors. The strong surface often negates the depth of space, thus delivering beauty and contradiction simultaneously.
Brian is currently a Professor at the University of New Hampshire where he teaches courses in painting, drawing, and printmaking on all levels in undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, he leads a 5-week course in Ascoli Piceno, Italy where he teaches landscape painting.

Brian has received numerous honors, including the Clowes Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and the Milton & Sally Avery Residency Award at Byrdcliffe, New York.  He has exhibited in New York City, California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and throughout New England and participated in many Artist Residencies at France,Spain, Canada, New York, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire. Reviews of his work have appeared in Art New England and the Philadelphia Enquirer.

The Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery is located at 136 State Street, Portsmouth. For information call 603-431-4230, email nhartassociation@gmail.com or www.nhartassociation.org. This event is free and open to the public.

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