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Layered Wax BECOME, commissioned work for the 2009 U.S. Presidential Inauguration.

Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture: Keetra Dean Dixon

April 23, 2018
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Keetra Dean Dixon will deliver the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture. Dixon is a designer, director, artist and teacher. Her hybrid design background and expertise in graphic design often leads her work toward speculative terrain, leveraging emergent technologies and the shortcomings of ubiquitous creative tools. She has been recognized on several fronts including a U.S. Presidential Award, a place in the permanent design collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and an ADC Young Gun 6 Award. She has been featured in numerous publications and exhibits, including feature articles in Time, étapes, and Surface, and commissioned works for the 2009 U.S. Presidential Inauguration and the 2012 Olympic Games.

Dixon has held solo exhibits at the KesselsKramer Gallery: KKOutlet, and shown at the Walker Art Center and the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. She has acted as design director for installations featured at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale and 2010 01SJ Biennale, and participated in INCONGRUOUS, a residency for "brazen experimentation in design practices" with the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Dixon is currently an assistant professor of graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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