Discover the fascinating work that can result when visual arts and poetry collide. Poet Shin Yu Pai will discuss the history of artist-poet collaborations and creative innovation in American literature.
During the free talk, she will show her work as a writer, her commissions for art and cultural museums, and her collaborative work with painters, photographers, installation artists, composers, and video artists. She'll also discuss developing hybrid works that bring together her creative practices as a writer, photographer, and museologist.
Instructor: Shin Yu Pai is the author of several books including AUX ARCS, Adamantine, Sightings, and Equivalence. She is the recipient of grants from 4Culture, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and The Awesome Foundation. She is currently poet laureate of the City of Redmond and was a 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee. She has also served as a poet-in-residence for the Seattle Art Museum. In 2010, she became a member of the Macondo Workshop for Writers. Her visual work has been exhibited at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, The Paterson Museum, American Jazz Museum, Three Arts Club of Chicago, Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, and the International Print Center. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Pai lives in Seattle.
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