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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lori Talcott

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lori Talcott is a Seattle-based artist, the fourth generation in a family of watchmakers and jewelers. Through the format of jewelry, her work and research engage with contemporary theories on magic, the agency of objects, and the nexus of language and matter. Her performance projects explore the role of jewelry as a rhetorical device, and in this capacity, how it functions as an agent in rituals that negotiate social, temporal, and spiritual boundaries.

After her undergraduate work in art history (Lund University and Washington State University) and metal design (University of Washington), she worked as an apprentice to a master silversmith in Norway, and later completed her MFA in Visual Arts (Vermont College of Fine Arts). Talcott is the recipient of two Washington Artist Trust fellowships and an Arts Fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

Her work is in numerous private and public collections, including the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Rotassa Foundation. Talcott’s work is represented by Sienna Patti Gallery in the USA, and Platina Gallery in Europe. She is currently a Guest Lecturer in the graduate program at Rhode Island School of Design.


The Department of Art & Design proudly presents the 11th season of Artists Now!, a Wednesday evening lecture series designed for a broad audience with an interest in contemporary visual art. It presents a diverse group of artists working across traditional, hybrid and emergent disciplines. Join these nationally and inter- nationally recognized practitioners as they explore and expand the boundaries of creative visual practice today.

All lectures take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Arts Center Lecture Hall on the UWM campus. FREE and open to the public!


March 14
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Arts Center Lecture Hall
Arts Center Lecture Hall | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States