The PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series continues with American sculptor Tony Feher. Feher is currently in residence at the lumber room, where his site-determined exhibition will open to the public on Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12:00-2:00 PM. Feher is also presently the subject of an in-depth retrospective organized by Claudia Schmuckli, Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, which premiered at the Des Moines Art Center in 2012 and then traveled to the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. This retrospective is currently on view at the Akron Art Museum through August 17, 2014.

Tony Feher was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1956, and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, with early stops in Florida and Virginia. He received a BA from The University of Texas, and currently resides in New York City. Feher’s work can be found in important international public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

Sponsored in part by Blick-Utrecht Art Supplies, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and MFA Happy Hour, the PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series brings together artists from a variety of disciplines to explore the subjects of their own work before a live audience. Lectures are held throughout the year, most often in Shattuck Annex (SW Broadway at SW Hall on the PSU Campus) on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM. Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

PSU’S MFA IN CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE/STUDIO degree program is dedicated to interdisciplinary experimentation and the exploration of ideas through the experience of making. Students are supported in a range of research and production, from the traditional to the emerging, as they consider the multiple ways art can live in and beyond the studio.

 IMAGE: Tony Feher, Enigma Machine (detail), 2013. Courtesy of the Miller Meigs Collection.