Artist John Hitchcock will visit Missoula to collaborate on prints and deliver a lecture as part of an indigenous printmaking residency.
Hitchcock's lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. It's free and open to the public. His visit is presented with the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Fund at the University of Montana School of Art.
Hitchcock is the third resident artist at UM’s Matrix Press as part of a partnership between MAM and the UM School of Art, supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The residencies will culminate in the 2018 exhibition, "The Shape of Things," a survey of contemporary American Indian approaches to abstraction.
Hitchcock, an artist of Comanche heritage, is associate professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He makes work based on memories of growing up in Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains next to the U.S. field artillery military base Fort Sill.
Hitchcock’s work has been exhibited at numerous national and international venues, notably "Air Land Seed” and “Epicentro: Re Tracing the Plains” for the Venice Biennale 54th and 55th International Art Exhibition at the University of Ca' Foscari in Venice Italy; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Museum of Arts & Design, New York, and many more.
For more information on his work, go to hybridpress.net.