Northwestern's March Artist in Residence offering workshop, will display work

February 23, 2018

Contact Kyle Larson if interested in attending this workshop.

An art workshop series titled “Drawing Laboratory: Experimental Four-Session Workshop Based on Ideas of Contemporary Drawing” is planned for March 5, 12, 26 and April 2 by Marianne Hoffmeister, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Visual Arts program Artist in Residence for March.

This free workshop will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in Jesse Dunn, room 327, and is open to community members, students and employees; however, space is limited to 10 participants with preference given to visual arts students and NWOSU Art Society members. Participants are expected to attend all four sessions.

Those interested should reserve a spot by contacting Kyle Larson, assistant professor art, at

The Santiago, Chile, native’s residency at Northwestern is a collaboration between the Visual Arts program, the Molten Capital Residency and APECH (Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Chile) in Santiago, Chile. Hoffmeister was selected from a large number of artist applicants in Chile, with Molten Capital and APECH presiding over the first rounds of the selection process.

“The NWOSU Visual Arts program would like to thank Molten Capital for its generosity in providing funds for Marianne’s travel,” Larson said.

Hoffmeister graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art. She has exhibited her work extensively in Santiago and recently completed the “The Map is not the Territory” residency at Cow House Studios in Dublin, Ireland.

About her work, Hoffmeister said, “My work reflects on the exploration and construction of diverse graphic systems and representational models such as catalogues, maps, archive material, atlas and systems whose purpose is domesticating knowledge and giving a provisory order to the world. Through media such as drawing and installation I propose new classifying systems or modifications to existing graphic languages to seek the experience of impossibility and, ultimately, present that the world we take for granted is a perishable pact and certainty is subject to constant transformations.”

To view Hoffmeister’s work, visit

Hoffmeister will begin her residency at Northwestern on March 1 and will be involved in the First Friday Art Walk on March 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Runnymede Hotel where she will have drawings on display along with Northwestern’s Visual Arts students who will exhibit a selection of works from the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

While at Northwestern, Hoffmeister will develop a body of work in the Jesse Dunn Art Annex, room 323. A culminating exhibition of the work she creates here will be exhibited during the First Friday Art Walk on April 6.

For more information on the visual arts program or its artist in residence program, contact Larson at or (580) 327-8108.


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