Artist Returns to UT's Studio-f to Experiment

Published: Jan 28, 2009
African-American abstract painter Sam Gilliam will return to STUDIO-f on the University of Tampa campus Feb. 10-24 to experiment with the printing, painting and assembling of monoprints. There will be an open house with the artist on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery.

Gilliam was a visiting artist for STUDIO-f in 1993, 1996 and 2007, collaborating with master printer Carl Cowden to create experimental monoprints. Gilliam has been acclaimed as one of the most important and inventive colorists of the last 30 years, and he is usually associated with color field painting in the ‘60s and ‘70s. He is a ceaseless experimenter in putting color on media, whether it be unstretched, draped canvas or handmade, hand-painted paper upon which diverse media have been applied.

Gilliam's work is in major collections throughout the world including The Corcoran, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the Tate in London, and the Musee de'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. A recipient of an individual artist grant from the National Endowment, Gilliam has taught at Carnegie Mellon, University of Maryland and Maryland Art Institute.

For information, contact Dorothy Cowden, director of the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, at (813) 253-6217 or dcowden@ut.edu.