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Open Studio Hour: Elif Uras and Kazue Taguchi

Fri, Aug 14 / 12–1 pm ET

MAD’s Artist Studios have gone online!

The Museum’s artists-in-residence Elif Uras and Kazue Taguchi are hosting informal, virtual studio visits via Zoom webinar. Learn about new directions in contemporary art and design while joining the artists in their homes and studios. Preview works in progress and chat with Elif and Kazue about their inspirations and creative practices.

Open Studio Hours take place on Fridays and welcome visitors of all ages, families, summer classes and camps, creative cohorts, aspiring artists, and more. 

Established in 2008, MAD’s Artist Studios program has served as an important platform for more than 180 artists and designers to advance their careers.

12:00-12:30 pm ET with Elif Uras
12:30-1:00 pm ET with Kazue Taguchi

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Elif Uras’s ceramic sculptures and paintings explore shifting notions of gender and class. Her imagery merges traditional nonfigurative Turkish art with Western figurative traditions, while exploring the representation of the female body across cultures. Uras has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, MoMA PS1, and the 9th Shanghai Biennale. She received an MFA from Columbia University, a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and BA from Brown University, and a JD degree from the Columbia University School of Law.

Kazue Taguchi explores the ethereal and intangible effects of light and reflection. Inspired by stained glass windows in European churches, Taguchi works with reflective materials including glass, mirrors, plastic, and light. Taguchi has been a resident artist at the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Cité Internationale des Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Newark Museum, Vermont Studio Center, and Koganecho Bazaar in Yokohama, Japan. She received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, a BFA at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan, and has studied at the Barcelona Glass Foundation.

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