Location: Memorial Hall Auditorium
Duke Riley explores the struggles of marginal peoples who exist perhaps forgotten within larger encompassing societies. He looks at issues such as the tension between individual and collective behavior, and conflict with institutional power. Riley is known for work that combines the seafarer’s craft with nautical history through drawing, tattooing, printmaking, mosaic, sculpture, performative interventions, and video structured as complex multimedia installations. Duke Riley got his MFA from Pratt Institute in 2006.
Each year professional artists are invited to give lectures at Pratt and conduct studio visits with our graduate students. In addition the VALS program is coordinated by two selected graduate students and over seen by Faculty advisors. The goal for the lectures and studio visits are to provide our students with exposure to a wide array of artists working in a variety fields and at various stages in their career.
Pratt Institute's Department of Fine Arts 2015/2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series was made possible in part by generous grants from The Robert Lehman Foundation and The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation.
Additional support provided by Locanda Vini e Olii.