Photo of Amy Bessone is courtesy of the Artist.

The Visual Arts Department Experimental Sculpture and Painting Studio (ESPS) Initiative presents a talk with

Amy Bessone

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 3:30 pm

Department of Visual Arts Presentation Lab #149 at the Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg
UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093


Amy Bessone was born in New York and now lives and works in Los Angeles. She is represented by Salon 94 in New York and Praz-Delavallade in Paris. Bessone has exhibited at David Kordansky Gallery, LA / VeneKlasen Werner, Berlin / the Rubell Family Collection, Miami / the Rennie Collection, Vancouver Canada / and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, to name a few. She received her education from, De Ateliers, Amsterdam in 1995, Parsons Paris School of Design in 1993, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1992, and Barnard College, New York in 1989.

About ESPS

The Experimental Sculpture and Painting Studio, SME #201
Led by Visual Arts Professors Anya Gallaccio and Ruben Ortiz Torres

'ESP Studio' (coincidentally 'extra sensory perception') is a space to work on small to large-scale experimental sculpture, unconventional structures and fabrication methods, explorations into new materials and applications, painting and active surfaces, and models, all towards a broad view of making. The studio supports long and short term production of Visual Arts faculty, MFA and PhD Practice students, guest artists, and materials research collaborators, creating a corridor with projects that are utilizing the integrated spaces of the Visual Arts Fabrication Lab, materials studios and other production labs at SME/VAF, and working in conversation with the Materials Culture Initiative. It is a space where one could work with new and composite materials, 3D technologies, and any traditional or hybridized medium, drawing, painting/active surfaces, clay, carving, fiber, natural objects and materials, found object assemblage, vernacular constructions, craft, any sculptural or material making that might intersect even momentarily with some of the advanced tools, new materials or research in the building in novel ways.

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Anya Gallaccio
Professor of Visual Arts,
UC San Diego

Rubén Ortiz Torres
Professor of Visual Arts,
UC San Diego

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