Apr 19, 2007, 6:00 PM
Lecture by Sculpture Faculty Search Finalist
Ed Osborn works primarily in sound installation, and has also worked with video, performance and developed works for on-line access. He writes that his work “falls between established genres”… “the sound installations usually include a combination of motion and sound that appears organic in nature and has a tangible physical presence.” In in several projects “the sculptural objects generate sound concurrently, their actions driven by a system of internal logic.”
Osborn’s work has been presented in solo and curated group exhibitions and performances in the U.S, Canada, Austria, Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Israel, England, South Africa, and New Zealand. He also works with electronic and improvised music, as a soloist and in collaboration with other artists and music ensembles. As a writer, his essays and projects have been included in critical journals, internationally. Grants and awards include: Guggenheim Foundation, Lannan Foundation, Creative Work Fund, and research grants from University of California, Santa Cruz; he held the DAAD Artist-in-Residence, Berlin in 2000. He received an MFA from Mills College, CA and a BA from Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT. He is currently Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, and has taught as Guest Lecturer /Visiting Artist at California College of the Arts, University of California, Davis, and Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany.