Oct 24: Artist Lecture Series – Mike Glier

  • Date/time: Friday, October 24th at 7pm
  • Location: Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, 140 New Scotland Ave.
  • Cost: FREE and open to the public

Image: Clubs of Virtue, 1979 (second edition 1995)

In conjunction with his retrospective exhibition “Meander, Because You Don’t See Much at a March / Mike Glier 1979 – 2013” at the Opalka Gallery, the third installment of the 2014-15 Artist Lecture Series at Sage College of Albany will feature the artist as he discusses his 35 year career.

Born in Kentucky in 1953, Mike Glier received his BA from Williams College in 1976. He attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and earned an MA in Studio Art from Hunter College in 1979.

He was an active member of Collaborative Projects (Colab) from 1977 to 1984, and participated in The Times Square Show and The Real Estate Show. He was involved with Printed Matter, Inc., as both staff and then on the Board of Directors from 1979 and 2000. In 1996 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting and his 2004 installation “Town Green” (City of Cambridge, MA) was selected by Americans for the Arts as one of the best public art works of the year.

Solo exhibitions of his drawing and painting have been presented at numerous venues including The Drawing Center, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Williams College Museum of Art, Mass MoCA, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, San Jose Museum of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of Arts, Gerald Peters Gallery, Barbara Krakow Gallery, and American Graffiti Gallery.

Mike Glier is Professor of Art at Williams College and lives in New York with his wife, Jenny Holzer.

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