Visiting Artists Talks: Tyler Starr and Miki Kato

Tyler Starr and Miki Kato, will be speaking about their works and experience of living in Japan before and after Tsunami of 2011. To accommodate more people, 421 Belk Library, Conference Room (seating capacity of 70) is reserved. If you are teaching around that time bring your class!

Installation view of "Message from Japan"
 Visual Mutter. Sep, 2012

Miki Kato-Starr
Miki Kato-Starr was born in Sweden and raised in Japan. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota in Printmaking. In 2005 she was an Artist in Residency at Art Studio Itsukaichi in Tokyo. Miki has exhibited internationally in Canada, Estonia, Holland, Japan, Poland, and Turkey. Last year, Miki had a solo show entitled “Message from Japan” at York College in Pennsylvania.

Miki Kato-Starr
Hell and High Water: The Lover’s Leap: Hannibal | Missouri Stencils and monoprint with chine colle mounted on wood pane | size: 20” x 16” x 2”  | 2012

Tyler Starr
Tyler Starr received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota. In 1998, Starr was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study intaglio at the Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland. In March 2011, he graduated with a PhD in Studio Arts from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts, where he was a recipient of the Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship. His work has been featured in numerous exhibits including the International Biennial of Contemporary Prints-Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Liège, Belgium, the 2nd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition, and the Tokyo Wonderwall 2009 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Japan. Tyler is the recipient of a 2011 Grant Wood Fellowship at the University of Iowa where he developed a new body of artwork using skills and concepts learned in Japan, applied to American subject matter.  He is currently an Assistant Professor at Davidson College teaching drawing and printmaking.
Tyler Starr
Categories: Arts and Cultural
Date & Time:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013. 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Belk Library Conference Room 421
Contact: Wes Craig
Contact: craigwa@appstate.edu
Contact: 828-262-2412
Admission: n/a
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