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Installation Artist Liz Nofziger to Lecture at UMaine this Week

Contact: Owen Smith, 581-4389 or 299-2418

ORONO — Installation artist Liz Nofziger will give two multimedia lectures at UMaine this week: The first, “Site-Specific Installation,” will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in 100 Lord Hall. The second, “Aspect: The Chronicle of New Media Art,” is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23. The lectures are presented by UMaine’s Intermedia Visiting Artist Program.

Nofziger’s site-specific installation work examines relationships to space within the physical, architectural, political, and pop-cultural landscape. She employs a broad range of media including sculptural elements, video, light, audio, and text. Viewer investigation completes her work. Nofziger received her MFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art in 2004.

Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, most recently in a site-specific solo exhibition in Medellin, Colombia. She has also had solo exhibitions at Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, Vox Populi (Philadelphia, Pa.), Kult 41 (Bonn, Germany), the Contemporary Artists Center (North Adams, Mass.), Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, Mass.), and Art Space (New Haven, Conn.). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at The Cheekwood Museum of Art (Nashville, Tenn.), the Sante Fe Art Institute (Sante Fe, N.M.), and Judi Rotenberg Gallery (Boston).

Nofziger has received numerous nominations, residencies and awards, including an AICA Award for her solo exhibtion, “Grate (Black Gold)” at Second Gallery (Boston, MA), a nomination for the 2007 Boston ICA Artist’s Prize, and funding from LEF Foundation, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, the St. Botolph Club Foundation, and the Berkshire Taconic Foundation.

Nofziger is an adjunct professor at Massachusetts College of Art, works with graduate students at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and is the Managing Editor of “ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art,” a biannual DVD publication of time-based work.

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