Sculptor and installation artist Pepón Osorio was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Osorio moved to New York, where he enrolled at Lehman College and earned a degree in sociology and then an M.A. degree from Columbia University in 1986. After graduating, Osorio worked in the child abuse prevention unit of the Human Resources Administration, working primarily with the Latino community. Since 1985, Osorio has participated in visual arts projects influenced by his experience as a social worker in the Bronx. His pieces often evolve from the interaction with the neighborhoods and people he works with.
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public.