A Free Public Lecture by artist Mike Cloud


41 Cooper Square

The School of Art is pleased to present an artist lecture by Mike Cloud, Alex Katz Chair in Painting (Spring ’18).

A New York-based painter, Cloud’s work examines the conditions of painting in its contemporary life among countless reproductions, symbols, and descriptions. Cloud asserts that “paintings are always objects within a system of objects, and my paintings create a kind of microcosmic system of objects (toys, mazes, symbols, and painting materials), which although familiar within their own contexts, might combine into an overarching system of familiarities that create a kind of transparency of their own.”

Cloud earned his MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago. A selection of exhibitions include: 'The Myth of Education' at the Logan Art Center, IL; ‘Special Project: Mike Cloud’ at P.S.1, NY; ‘Agreement and Subjectivity’ at Max Protetch, NY; ‘Jesse Chapman/ Mike Cloud’ at Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY and ‘Bad Faith and Universal Technique’ at Thomas Erben Gallery, NY


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