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Artist Talk: Alice Leora BriggsPosted on February 26, 2014
Utilizing a variety of intriguing techniques such as sgraffito and burn drawings, Alice Leora Briggs (Lubbock) creates images with a surface beauty that starkly contrasts with the chilling content -- the politics and violence of Juarez, Mexico. Briggs received her MFA in 1981 from the University of Iowa. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and she had been the recipient of prestigious grants and awards throughout her career including Fulbright Scholar to the Slovak Republic in 2011, Dallas Museum of Art Dozier Travel Award in 2008, Artist Residencies in Snowmass, Colorado (2010), El Paso, Texas (2008), Banner, Wyoming (2007), Austin, Texas (2007), and grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Utah Arts Council to name a few. In addition, her work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, El Paso Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson Museum of Art and many others.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
12:30 – 1:30 PM
THE GALLERY AT UTA