Monday, February 24, 2014

Ohio Northern University has guest artist speaker

The Ohio Northern University Department of Art and Design presents artist Franklin Einspruch, who will speak about his work and career, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at the Wilson Art Center. The event is free and open to the public.

            Following his presentation, Einspruch will take questions and be available to discuss students’ work and portfolios. Einspruch has a creative practice that spans traditional and digital media, images and words, and various recombinations of paintings, drawings, watercolors, essays, comics, programming and web art.

            Einspruch is a member of International Association of Art Critics (AICA) USA and has authored more than 100 published essays and art reviews, which have appeared in Art in America, the New Criterion, the Boston Globe, the Miami New Times, and elsewhere. He has explored web-based arts publishing since 2000 and produces one of the longest-running blogs about visual art,, which began in 2003. He edits the online archive of the writings of Walter Darby Bannard. Top Shelf 2.0 and three issues of Inbound, the anthology of the Boston Comics Roundtable, have featured his comics’ work, which has garnered favorable reviews from Fleen and Comixtalk.

            Einspruch earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Miami. Einspruch spent his senior year at RISD at the school’s European Honors Program in Rome and the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece. Since then, his work has appeared in 15 solo exhibitions and more than two dozen group shows. Martin Z. Margulies, the Florida Department of State, and many other collections in the U.S. and abroad have acquired his work.

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