Shimon Attie Named Inaugural Charles C. Bergman Endowed Viewing Professor in Studio Artwork |

Shimon Attie
Shimon Attie

Internationally renowned visible artist Shimon Attie, MFA, has been named the inaugural Charles C. Bergman Endowed Going to Professorship in Studio Art in the University of Arts and Sciences. A Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s Lee Krasner Award, Attie results in web site-precise installations in general public areas, accompanying art pictures, immersive multiple-channel video and combined-media installations for museums and galleries, and new media functions. 

Made achievable by an endowment from the Pollock-Krasner Basis, the Charles C. Bergman Endowed Checking out Professorship in Studio Art was set up in 2018 in memory of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s longtime and famous Chairman and CEO and delivers completed artists to the College or university of Arts and Sciences Division of Art to share their visions and inspiration with the up coming technology of younger artists. The Basis and Stony Brook University’s development of this placement celebrates Bergman’s determination to the College and his lifelong devotion to the visual arts and artists and celebrates the legacies of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock. 

“Shimon Attie is a major visual artist who has substantial expertise training at a College stage, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is thrilled that in addition to becoming a the latest receiver of the Foundation’s Lee Krasner Award, he has now been decided on as the inaugural Charles C. Bergman Endowed Viewing Professor of Studio Artwork,” claimed Ronald D. Spencer, Chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Basis. “This situation not only honor’s Charlie’s lifestyle and get the job done, it also improvements the legacies of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock, and we are grateful to Stony Brook University for partnering with us to set up this traveling to professorship.”

Almstadtstrasse 43: Slide projection of former Hebrew bookstore, 1930, Berlin,1992, 33"X40" chromogenic photograph and on-location installation, Shimon Attie, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
‘Almstadtstrasse 43’: Slide projection of former Hebrew bookstore, 1930, Berlin,1992, 33″X40″ chromogenic photograph and on-location installation, Shimon Attie, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

“After an substantial on line lookup approach together with a general public discuss, interactive educating demonstration, and MFA critiques, the Division of Artwork is thrilled to begin doing the job with Shimon Attie,” said Margaret Schedel, Associate Professor in the Division of Songs and Chair of the Department of Art. “He will introduce college students to his own combined media group-led follow. We search forward to working with the Pollock-Krasner Foundation to bring a wide range of professional artists to perform with our students with the Charles C. Bergman Endowed Professorship.”

For two decades, Attie has made art that permits us to replicate on the connection concerning place, memory and identification. In several of his jobs, he engages neighborhood communities in obtaining new ways of symbolizing their record, memory, and opportunity futures, and explores how up to date media might be utilized to reimagine new interactions concerning place, time, position and identification. He is especially worried with concerns of decline, communal trauma and the opportunity for regeneration. 

“As an artist whose function focuses on issues of identity and community, Shimon Attie is completely positioned to encourage our college students to react creatively to the forces shaping present-day existence,” mentioned Helen A. Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Middle. “I glimpse forward to doing work with him on a challenge that will reward from the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center’s inspirational possible.”

“Shimon Attie’s practice is deeply steeped in challenges of social justice, the reframing of histories and relations of energy,” explained Isak Berbic, Affiliate Professor and Graduate Plan Director in Studio Art, Section of Artwork. “We seem ahead to the well timed spirit Shimon will bring to the Office of Artwork, operating with the contexts, and socio-political realities of our recent social landscape.”  

Attie’s do the job has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in museums and galleries about the entire world, including at The Museum of Modern day Artwork, New York Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris The Miami Art Museum, and The Countrywide Gallery of Artwork, Washington, D.C., amongst a lot of many others. Recent solo exhibitions involve the Saint Louis Art Museum (2017) and Madison MoCA (2019). Attie’s do the job is currently on view as component of a traveling exhibition, American Portraiture Right now, arranged by the Nationwide Portrait Gallery. Five monographs have been revealed on Attie’s get the job done, most recently Facts on the Ground (Nazraeli, 2016). 

In the course of his vocation, Attie has gained several visual artist fellowships like from the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy in Rome (The Rome Prize), The Countrywide Endowment for the Arts and The Radcliffe Institute for Innovative Examine at Harvard University. He has acquired more than 25 commissions to make new is effective of art in much more than 10 nations around the world about the entire world. In 2018, Shimon Attie was inducted into the Countrywide Academy of Design and style. 

“The Pollock-Krasner Basis has been a staunch supporter of my get the job done for many years, and I’m very grateful to them for the means they have delivered to me and 1000’s of other artists above the many years, letting us to progress our apply,” claimed Shimon Attie. “I seem forward to operating with the extraordinarily talented learners and staff at Stony Brook College around the training course of this school year as we uphold not only Krasner and Pollock’s legacy but that of Charlie C. Bergman as perfectly, who was at the forefront of bringing their vision for the Pollock-Krasner Foundation to fruition.”

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, recognized in 1985 by the generosity of Lee Krasner, is a chief in giving methods to emerging and established artists. In addition to the development of the Charles C. Bergman Endowed Checking out Professorship in Studio Artwork, the Foundation has supplied just about 5,000 grants totaling $79 million in 78 nations around the world to working artists and visible arts businesses.