Carlow University Hosts Visiting Artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann

Visiting artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann will give a public lecture at Carlow on Wednesday, April 4.

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Free Public Lecture Will Be Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m.

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Carlow University will host visiting artist, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, for a free public lecture on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in the Kresge Center, located on the fifth floor of University Commons, on the Carlow campus.  The lecture is from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

The daughter of a foreign service officer, Mann traveled the world at a young age and has lived in Taiwan, Korea, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Israel. She now lives in Washington, D.C.  She describes her work as “abstract, monumental, fantastical landscapes.”

“I think of all my painting as landscape painting, even though it may not be obviously following those tropes. I want those landscapes to be extremely immersive and confuse space,” she told the website  “The ingredients of that language come from natural elements, decorative elements, and then stereotypically feminine symbols. I repeat those so many times that they become biomorphic and alien and maybe cancerous.”

Mann received her BA from Brown University and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan, the AIR Gallery and Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Fellowships in New York, NY, and the Individual Artist Grant, Arts and Humanities Grant, Mayor’s Award and Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington, DC. She has attended residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Sky Dayton, Vermont Studio Center, Salzburg Kunstlerhauss, Triangle Workshop, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Bemis Center for the Arts, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Jaipur, India Carbon 12 Residency. Some of the venues where Mann has shown her work include the Walters Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Rawls Museum, the US consulate in Dubai, UAE, and the US embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon. Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.


About Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow’s graduates, curricula, and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in three colleges: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Social Change, and Learning and Innovation. Carlow graduates are in demand for their professional expertise, in fields ranging from nursing, the sciences, and perfusion technology to counseling, education, and forensic accounting; their entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset; and their ability to manage change.  Carlow’s 13 athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.

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