David C. Driskell Center Gallery Hosts Artist Jefferson Pinder

By Editorial Team on March 22, 2016
Thoroughbred, Sector 2337, Chicago IL. December 2015 © Permission of Artist and Curator's Office, Washington, DC.
Thoroughbred, Sector 2337, Chicago IL. December 2015 © Permission of Artist and Curator’s Office, Washington, DC.


Artist Talk: Thursday, March 24 at 6pm


Doors open at 5:30pm.

Jefferson Pinder is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist who engages his audiences with unprecedented innovation in his pieces. His performances, video work, and art objects challenge viewers to think critically about our highly polarized society. Much of his recent work focuses on minimalist performances of Afro-Futurism, physical endurance and blackness.

Pinder received his B.A. in theater from the University of Maryland and studied at the Asolo Theatre Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida. In 2001, Pinder returned to the University of Maryland to receive his M.F.A. in mixed media. Currently he is an associate professor in the Contemporary Practices department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This event is presented in collaboration with the University of Maryland’s Department of Art. Light refreshments will be served at the reception preceding the lecture.

Parking is available at meters or at the Union Lane Garage adjacent to Cole Student Activities Building. Free parking at Lot 1 after 4PM.

David C. Driskell Center Gallery is located at 1207 Cole Student Activities Building. Please visit driskellcenter.umd.edu for information about hours and accessibility.