The Visiting Artist Program of the The School of Art at Illinois State University presents a lecture by long term resident artist Danny Giles. Giles (American, b. 1988) combines sculpture, performance, and research, to give form to political and metaphysical positions. His practice attempts to embody performative states of dispossession and to redress oppressive and exploitative systems. Giles received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and an MFA from Northwestern University in 2013. Be bas participated in residencies including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (’13), High Concept Labs, (’13), Mana Contemporary Chicago (’14), and Sector 2337 (’17). Giles frequently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency, Saugatuck, MI. Recent Projects include “Lyric”, a solo installation at Andrew Rafacz Gallery and “Observing Power: Imagery and Agency”, a class co-taught with artist Christopher Meerdo which examines the role of artists and image culture in current activism along side the development of modern policing in America. Giles is Represented by Andrew Rafacz Gallery.
Visiting Artist Lectures are free and open to the public.