Monday, September 21, 2009

UW-Stout Lecturer Provides Real-World Example for Art Students

Menomonie, WI, September 21, 2009 – It is often said that the best way to teach is by example, and UW-Stout Lecturer Andy DuCett is doing just that. His cutting-edge artwork has gained attention both regionally and internationally, and his upcoming solo and invitational shows prove to his students that success as a ‘working artist’ is not just a dream. Active in drawing, collage, installation, and other media, DuCett’s work is being shown both regionally and across the nation.

Regionally, DuCett is working on a new installation for a solo show at Art of This Gallery, in Minneapolis, MN. The show opens October 10th and runs until November 1st. His work is being featured in the show, "The Precious Object," at the Minneapolis Public Library’s downtown branch. The show opened on September 18th, and runs until January 10th, 2010. DuCett has also been chosen as a contributor to the "Painting Zombies" group exhibition at the University of Minnesota’s Katherine E. Nash Gallery, curated by Ryuta Nakajima and Clarence Morgan. The show will be at the gallery early in 2011.

His work has attracted the notice of galleries across the nation. His art is being featured at the "Cutters" international collage exhibition. The works will be shown at Cinders, a gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The show opens in October. DuCett was also the recipient of a 2009 MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. The grant enabled him to travel to Tokyo, Japan this past summer to conduct research and meet with galleries.

DuCett received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to his work as a lecturer at UW-Stout, he is an exhibition technician for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN. His professional affiliations include SELLOUT Gallery in Minneapolis, MN; in Tokyo, Japan; and at the Burning Artist Co-Op in St. Paul, MN.

His artwork has been featured in several publications, including New American Paintings, a competitive arts magazine; The Visual Artist at Work: Drawing, a textbook on drawing by Mike Fleishman; Elephant, a new visual art magazine based in London; and Spooky, an international artist calendar, put out by Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co. from Berlin, Germany, edited by Matthias Hübner.

University of Wisconsin-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service.

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