Artist Karyn Olivier will speak at 7 p.m. in Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall on the Kansas City Art Institute campus as part of the college's "Current Perspectives" lecture series. Olivier, born in Trinidad and Tobago, received her M.F.A. degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art and her B.A. degree at Dartmouth College.
Olivier's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the New York Foundation for the Arts Award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, the William H. Johnson Prize, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award and a Creative Capital Foundation grant.
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. For more information, visit: kcai.edu/currentperspectives.
Pictured: "Slavery and Hot Sauce," Karyn Olivier, 2010.