IN CONVERSATION: Visiting Artist Shea Hembrey

In Conversation:
Visiting Artist, Shea Hembrey
Assistant Professor, David Mather
Associate Professor, Stephanie DinkinsScreen Shot 2016-10-26 at 10.24.49 AM
Wednesday, November 9, 4pm
Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery , First Floor, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University
Free and open to the public

Shea Hembrey is a 2016-2017 recipient of Stony Brook University’s Visiting Artist Series Award. The Visiting Artist Series is sponsored by SBU President Samuel Stanley and the Office of the Provost to support scholarship in the humanities, social sciences and arts. This special initiative brings practicing artists to campus to work with students and faculty.

David Mather, Stephanie Dinkins and Shea Hembrey
David Mather, Stephanie Dinkins and Shea Hembrey

Join Stony Brook University Visiting Artist Shea Hembrey, Assistant Professor of Art History David Mather and Associate Professor of Studio Art Stephanie Dinkins In Conversation on Wednesday, November 9 at 4pm in the Zuccaire Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Shea Hembrey was born in 1974. He grew up on a dirt road in rural Hickory Grove, Arkansas, in a family of farmers, factory workers, hunters, trappers, musicians, and cockfighters. He makes art by concentrating on a singular, defined conceptual project where the ideas direct what methods and media he uses. Research is key to all of his creative endeavors while he remains a prolific maker of things. Though always focused on developing skills on his own, he has a varied formal art education. His nine years of studying art at university include a year spent studying Maori art in New Zealand and an MFA from Cornell University.

This Stony Brook University event is generously supported by the AHLSS Visiting Artist Grant, the Department of Art and the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Staller Center for the Arts.