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Minot State University Art Seminar: Susana Amundaraín
October 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Internationally renowned artist and painter Susana Amundaraín will be presenting in the Art Seminar series at Minot State University’s Aleshire Theater at 12:00 pm on October 8.
Susana Amundaraín is a Venezuelan-born American artist. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Denver in Colorado, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Metropolitan State University, Co. Earlier in her career, Amundaraín studied and explored the relationships between visual poetry and text, which took her to the theatrical spaces of performance art, then scenic design, and later to write librettos for chamber operas with her husband, composer Efraín Amaya.
Amundaraín’s works lie somewhere between abstraction and representation. She generally builds her paintings through a multiple layering of color transparencies and eroded surfaces, in a balance between structure and atmospheric space. Amundaraín is “constantly attracted to the possibilities of imagined spaces that allow contemplation as an active form of meditation, which in turn allows us a path to our unknown selves.”
Amundaraín is represented in museums and galleries in South America and the United States. Her work is held in several private and corporate collections and has been reviewed by journals like Art News, El Paper Literario de El Nacional (Caracas), and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette among many others.
For more about Amundaraín and her work go to https://www.susanaamundarain.com/
Art Seminar presentations offer students and the public the opportunity to learn about the work, lives and experiences of guest artists visiting Minot State University. Co-hosted by the Minot State University Art Department, this event is free and open to the public. We invite you to attend!
Aleshire Theater is located in Hartnett Hall on the Minot State University Campus. Masks are not required, but individuals who are not fully vaccinated or deemed vulnerable are encouraged to continue to wear masks.
This program is funded in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.