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In his large-scale paintings, Ben Grasso explodes trees and houses into their constituent parts; the resulting images, caught in mid-transformation, float in a space charged with kinetic energy and chaos. Grasso holds an MFA in painting from Hunter College, New York, and a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art. A recipient of a 2011 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and the 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship, Grasso has exhibited widely across the United States and Europe. While in residence, the artist creates work in a campus studio and teaches an art seminar open to all students.
Opening lecture: Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m., Niederer Auditorium, Richard Visual Arts Center
Luke Johnson is the author of After the Ark. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New England Review, Poetry Northwest, The Southern Review, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. His work has been featured by Huffington Post, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily and has twice appeared in the Best New Poets anthology. Johnson is an associate poetry editor at storySouth, director of the Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop Online, and teaches English and creative writing at the University of Mary Washington. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Hollins, where he was a Teaching Fellow.
Will Schutt is the author of Westerly, selected as the winner of the 2012 Yale Series of Younger Poets award. He has also earned honors from the Academy of American Poets and Oberlin College. Schutt holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Hollins and is the recipient of fellowships from the James Merrill House and the Stadler Center for Poetry. His poems have appeared in FIELD, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review Online, and The Southern Review. His translations from Italian have been published in AGNI, A Public Space, and Drunken Boat.
Images above: Ben Grasso, Untitled (House with Orange Leaves) (detail); Will Schutt, Luke Johnson