Miljohn Ruperto is the next guest for the Artists Lecture Series. On September 17 at The Barrick, this talk will be the unraveling of secrets to the mystery behind the body of photographic and video works–or at least the chance for students and the public to ask why. “Steeped in contradiction, they supply crisp evidence of a gauzy, existential indeterminacy. They are the perfect relics of photography’s 21st-century era of exploration,” wrote the Los Angeles Times for a 2013 group show featuring Ruperto’s images. The artist also explores short animation that “consistently questions the production of social and academic knowledge through images that operate in this state of slippage or indeterminacy,’ as noted at KCET in 2014.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Miljohn Ruperto was born in 1971 in Manila, Philippines, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He received a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999, and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2002. His work has been exhibited at several venues, notably at the Whitney Biennial in 2014 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and in Made in L.A. 2012 at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE LECTURE SERIES: The UNLV Visiting Artists Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
This post was written by Ed Fuentes. He is a UNLV MFA Fine Art candidate and produces Paint This Desert, a regional arts blog.