Now in its 12th year and having grown dramatically in size and importance, UNC Asheville’s Drawing Discourse juried international exhibition of contemporary drawing will move online this year, opening on Jan. 22 with a lecture by the juror. The viewing link and list of artists will be posted at the University’s Department of Art and Art History website at https://aah.unca.edu/exhibitions/drawing-discourse.
Juror Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, known for her installations, animation and performances as well as her drawing, is selecting from among 1,931 works submitted by 566 artists in 11 nations. Sunstrum will deliver a webinar lecture about her creative research at 6 p.m. on Jan. 22. Preregistration is required, with the link posted at unca.edu/events.
Timed to coincide with the show’s opening, the Suggested Donation art-talk podcast for Jan. 22 will feature Peter Van Dyke and focus on drawing. It will be available at http://www.suggesteddonationpodcast.com/blog.
For more information, email Professor Tamie Beldue, chair of UNC Asheville’s Department of Art and Art History, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Juror
The work of Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum (b. Mochudi, Botswana; lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Ontario, Canada) is grounded in drawing, but also encompasses installation, animation, and performance. Her practice is often rooted in autobiography, addressing the development of transnational identities, human connections, and cross-border rituals. She received a B.A. with highest honors in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998 and an MFA from the Mt. Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007. Key exhibitions and performances include Tiwani Contemporary, London (2016), Cinematek (the Brussels Art Film Festival) at the 2016 Art Brussels, the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) Johannesburg (2015), Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (2015), Michaelis Gallery at the University of Cape Town (2015), the Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa (2013), the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture, Charlotte, NC, USA (2013), FRAC Pays de Loire, France (2013), the 2012 Havana Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Artists (MoCADA), New York (2011), the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA and the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston.