Harriet Salmon Lecture

Hosted by the Community Arts, Individualized, and Sculpture Programs
Wednesday, February 28, 7:00–9:00 pm
Shaklee 22, Oakland Campus

Harriet Salmon is an artist and arts professional living in Brooklyn. She received her BFA from CCA (2001) with an Individualized Major that specialized in sculptural techniques, including ceramics and glass blowing. After a short stint at Pixar Animation studios working on the film Ratatouille, she attended Yale University School of Art and earned an MFA in Sculpture (2006). After graduation she worked at KB Projects, a fine art fabrication and mold making company in Brooklyn for 3 years, assisting artist such as Chris Ofili, Richard Prince and Paul McCarthy with large scale sculptural installations. She went on to found and operate her own company, SMArt Fabrications, with business partner George Wilson. There they worked closely with artists such as Matthew Day Jackson and Kai Altoff to realize complex mold making projects, often working in nontraditional materials such as cake and chocolate. In 2010, Harriet joined the editorial staff of Artforum Magazine, working as their Senior Photo Editor for over 5 years; she researched, sourced and cleared permissions on the majority of images reproduced in over 50 issues of the magazine. She currently works as a consultant for the upcoming nonprofit Powerhouse Arts. There, she is advising on the design and implementation of a 150,000 square foot art fabrication facility in Brooklyn and working to build and manage a materials library concentrating on art materials and techniques. Her artwork has been exhibited at Postmasters Gallery, NY, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, The Growlery, SF, The Journal Gallery, BK, and Black Ball Projects, BK.

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More information: contact Nick Janikian, njanikian@cca.edu