April 18, 2012, 7 pm
Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall
321 Mercer Street
The choice of Fletcher, widely known for work that unites art with social practice, reflects the mission of the Neddy at Cornish artist award program to celebrate artists whose contributions go beyond the studio and serve to foster a conscious, vital and more livable world. Since the early 1990s, Fletcher has produced a variety of socially engaged collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. A participant in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Fletcher has work in the collections of MoMA, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, SFMoMA, The Berkeley Art Museum, The De Young Museum, and The FRAC Brittany, France.
In 2002 Fletcher started Learning To Love You More, a participatory website with Miranda July. A book version of LTLYM was published in 2007 by Prestel. Fletcher is the 2005 recipient of the Alpert Award in Visual Arts. His exhibition The American War originated in 2005 at ArtPace in San Antonio, TX and traveled to Solvent Space in Richmond, VA; White Columns in NYC; The Center For Advanced Visual Studies MIT in Boston, MA; PICA in Portland, OR; and LAXART in Los Angeles, among other locations. Fletcher is an Associate Professor of Art and Social Practice at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.