Join us on Friday May 6th at 7pm for the first in a series of discussions on the role of higher education and residency programs in the career path of an artist.
This panel will be moderated by Dallas artist Erica Stephens and will feature artist and adjunct educator H Schenck and Thomas Riccio, performance artist and Professor of Performance and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.
CentralTrak is located in Expo Park neighborhood, at 800 Exposition Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75226. All of our programming is free and open to the public.
Bios of panelists:
Erica Stephens is an interdisciplinary artist who sites her practice at an intersection between European art movements of the late 1800s and the history of southern craft. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas and her Master of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California. She is a former adjunct professor who is vocally critical of the use of adjuncts in the American university system. She currently shows with RO2 Art in Dallas, Texas.
H Schenck is an interdisciplinary artist working in Dallas, Texas. H is the current VP of artist co-op, 500X and a member of the artist curatorial collective Beefhaus, H actively engages with the community through teaching both within the university setting and outside of it. He currently teaches at UTA, and has past experience with Colin County Community College, the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, Pilchuck School of Glass, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Spring Break Art Camp, Arlington Museum of Art, Lawrence University, Frisco Arts Center, and Booker T. Washington. H’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Berlin, Germany.
Thomas Riccio is a post-disciplinary performance artist/scholar, Professor of Performance and Aesthetic Studies, University of Texas at Dallas; Visiting Professor, Anthropology and Ethnography, Jishou University, China. His research and creative focus is ritual, shamanism, and indigenous performance, working in Alaska, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Korea, India, Nepal, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and elsewhere. The Republic of Sakha (Siberia) declared him a "Cultural Hero." He is director of Dead White Zombies, a Dallas-based performance group, a recent resident of the Watermill Art Center, and is collaborating on a performance project at the Whitney Museum.