Artist Dana Frankfort will visit campus on April 18 to meet with students, faculty and staff as a key component in developing the design for a commissioned piece for the Munday Library. Frankfort will have a dialogue with these groups to gather more about the personality, culture and mission of St. Edward's University, so the art will be a reflection of the campus community.
A native of Houston, Frankfort has exhibited her work widely throughout the United States since 1999. She currently resides in Boston, where she is an assistant professor of art at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. She received her M.F.A. degree from Yale School of Art in 1997 and was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006. Frankfort recently completed a major public commission for Rice University's new BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) building (http://publicart.rice.edu/PubArt_Inside.aspx?id=2147483723).
Frankfort will speak with art students in the morning, tour the campus and then students are invited in for a lunch in the Maloney Room (Main Building) at 11:30 a.m. Faculty and staff are invited for snacks and a session with Frankfort at 1 p.m. also in the Maloney Room.
Frankfort's 13x13-foot piece will occupy at 16x16-foot space in the Munday Library upon its opening in in Fall 2013.