Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Stories of Creation, Destruction, and Deliberation
Works by Joe Meiser
November 15-December 6, 2013
Artist Lecture: Friday, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m., ARTS 113
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
Stories of Creation, Destruction, and Deliberation is an exhibition by Joe Meiser that examines existential questions related to consciousness, artificial intelligence, and the nature of human belief. It also looks at how contemporary technologies have changed the way we think about death, and the conflicting narratives about mortality offered by science and religion. Appropriate to this group of topics, Meiser used a CAD program for the design and fabrication of many of the works in this exhibition, creating an interesting dynamic between the origin and content of the projects, and highlighting Meiser’s assertion that the human condition is steeped in paradox.
Joe Meiser creates sculpture, installation, and performance art. Raised in Cincinnati Ohio, Meiser attended Northern Kentucky University where he studied closely with Steven Finke and Ana England and worked as their studio assistant for several years. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2001, and then worked briefly as a toy sculptor, first during an internship at Hasbro, and later as a freelance artist. He then began his graduate studies at Ohio University starting in 2003. During this period, Meiser also developed collaborative projects with ArtWorks for two summers, producing interactive sculptures that were exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati. After graduating from Ohio University in 2006 with his MFA, Meiser went on to teach art classes in the First-Year Program at Bowling Green State University in northern Ohio. Since 2009, Meiser has been an Assistant Professor at Bucknell University where he teaches sculpture and drawing.
Meiser recently received two significant professional honors: an award from the Tanne Foundation, and a C. Graydon and Mary Rogers Fellowship, which he has held for three years. Meiser has exhibited his artwork in a numerous venues across the country, has presented regularly at art conferences, and has given lectures about his artwork at several universities. He presently lives and works in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife Shawna.
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