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April 16 – Lecture by Calista Lyon, Artist-in-Residence & Singer Visiting Professor in Photography

April 16 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Shwayder Art Building, Room 119

Please join the School of Art and Art History for a lecture by Artist-in-Residence & Singer Visiting Professor in Photography Calista Lyon. Lyon’s lecture, Rituals of Re-Connection: Unlearning Colonial Legacy, will provide an overview of her practice.

Calista Lyon


Calista Lyon is an Australian artist based between Columbus, Ohio and Denver, Colorado. Using an expanded photographic practice, she creates installations, performances and community-engaged projects that investigate ecological and social breakdown in our time of colonial-capitalist modernity.

Her work has been exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia; Sydney Museum, Sydney, Australia; La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, Australia; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA; Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT.

She has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Australia; National Association for the Visual Arts, Australia; The Regional Art Fund, Australian Federal Government, Australia; Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY.

She has completed residencies and fellowships at Epicenter, Green River, UT; Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Upperville, VA; The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

She is currently the Singer Artist-in-Residence & Visiting Professor in Photography at the University of Denver, Colorado.


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2121 E Asbury Ave
Denver, Colorado 80210
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