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Sam Messer at Boston University

  • Peter Fuller Building, Boston University 808 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 United States (map)

Room 303, 3rd Floor, 808 Commonwealth Ave. 
Part of the graduate painting seminar at Boston University, the Tuesday Night MFA Lecture series brings practicing artists to campus to present their work. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Sam Messer’s portraits of writers and still-lifes of typewriters reveal a deep commitment to the connections between visual art and language. Messer regularly collaborates directly with writers on his paintings, as well as on hand-made animations created from thousands of individual etchings and drawings.

Messer received a B.F.A. from Cooper Union in 1976 and an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1982. His work may be found in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Art Institute of Chicago, and Yale University Art Gallery. He has received numerous awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, the Engelhard Award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is Associate Dean and professor at the Yale School of Art. He is represented by Nielsen Gallery, Boston, and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles.

Earlier Event: April 11
Leslie Hewitt at MassArt
Later Event: April 12
Ezra Wube at SMFA