Visiting Artists Series

Art Department Visiting Artist Series, Fall 2015            

September 17th (Thursday)
Jenn Stucker, 12:45-2:00 
Artist Talk: "Here or Here or Here :: Shaping A Sense of Place" 
Location: Lanigan 105 (tentative)

Jenn Stucker is an assistant professor of graphic design at Bowling Green State University. Active as a graphic designer and community art activist, her most recent community project is the "You Are Here" project in Toledo, Ohio. Information and a review of that project can be found at:
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Having been a professional graphic designer for the past 19 years and active in AIGA in Toledo, Jenn Stucker will give a general lecture, presenting highlights from her career, with emphasis on her most recent projects. This lecture will be open to the public.

Committed to the community projects, her work in Toledo, Ohio demonstrates the power of graphic design to assist in changing a community. During her visit to Oswego, she will present a smaller lecture, specific to her community projects, including discussion on funding and corporate sponsorship.

September 30th (Wednesday)
Doug Bartow Lecture, 6pm
132 Marano Center (tentative)

Doug Bartow, Graphic Designer
Principal + Design Director, id29, Troy, New York

Doug is an art director and designer with over 20 years experience working with national and international clients. As Director of Design at MASS MoCA for 8+ years, Doug helped put the country's largest arts center on the world's cultural map by designing the museum's identity system, exhibition and wayfinding signage, print collateral, catalogs and web presence (with only the help of an occasional summer intern.) Doug left MASS MoCA in 2003 to co-found id29. (

Doug frequently lectures on design, and has written for design publications such as Speak Up and HOW Magazine. Doug is a board member of the UPSTNY Chapter of AIGA, and helps program events for eastern New York State. In 2010, he was named byGraphic Design USA as one of the top 50 People to Watch. 

(Professional Work)

October 27th (Tuesday)
Jenn Mann Lecture, 6pm
132 Marano Center (tentative)

Jenn Mann is a Toronto based figurative painter, who received a B.F.A from Ontario College of Art and Design. Mann's paintings deal mainly with themes of Identity and Relationships. Mann has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows across the United States (San Francisco, Culver City, San Diego, etc.) Canada (Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa) and the United Kingdom. Mann is a recent recipient of several grants and awards including the Emerging Artist Grant for the Ontario Arts Council. In 2013 she became finalist of the Kingston Portrait Prize.

Artist Statement:
"Who am I? Who are you? What does my life mean? Why am I alive?" - these complex questions are explored in Jen Mann's new series of works entitled Q&A; a collection of visual metaphors exploring identity, existence, relationships, life and death.

Each image is an exploration into existence, often expressed through a pun or play on words, in a visual narrative, that draws on popular culture as a from of communicating complex thoughts in an informal way. Mann looks deeply at identity and relationships, and how we understand others through understanding ourselves