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Visiting Artist Lecture

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The Art Department at Boise State proudly brings innovative artist Xiaoze Xie to town for an artist talk and meeting with art students for studio critiques. Born and raised in the People's Republic of China, Xiaoze Xie has exhibited work in the U.S. and internationally. Venues include the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, Boise Art Museum (where Xie will be featured again in an exhibition this year) Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (where he was featured in a two-person exhibition along with George Segal) and the Shantou Painting Institute in Guangdong, China.

Xiaoze Xie has won prestigious awards and commissions, such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; the Art in Architecture Program commission for the Federal Building in Davenport, Iowa; and the Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas. Xie's work has been reviewed in publications such as the New American Paintings, Art in America, New York Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dallas-Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and many others.

In his stunning paintings, photographs, videos and installations, Xie investigates the relationships between history, media, time and culture. As art critic Eleanor Hartney put it, his recent work is "a kind of modern day history painting which incorporates both our longing for certainty and our doubts about its credibility."

The event is free and begins at 7 p.m., Thursday in Hatch A of the Boise State Student Union building. Call 426-1087 or visit tudormitroi@boisestate.edu for more information.