Grant Wood Fellow Talk with Michael Dixon

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Grant Wood Fellow Talk with Michael Dixon

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Unpacking the Demons: Within, Between, and Beyond Race” with 2022–23 Grant Wood Fellow for Painting and Drawing Michael Dixon

This chronological overview of Michael Dixon’s art career, research, and personal narrative will include past projects leading up to his most current work, influences, relevant research topics, and a discussion of Dixon’s biracial identity formation. The content will be delivered through a series of stories.

Michael Dixon is an oil painter who was born in San Diego to a Black father and a white mother. He received his MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder and a BFA from Arizona State University. Dixon is currently a full professor of art at Albion College. He has been the recipient of various awards and residencies including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation emergency grant, Puffin Foundation grant, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Yaddo, and the Joan Mitchell Center. His works can be found in the personal collections of artists Nick Cave and Beverly McIver, the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African-American Art, and The Horseman Foundation. Dixon’s work is represented by the David Richard Gallery in New York City.

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drawing of an infant in the jaws of an alligator

Benign Racism, 2020, oil on canvas, 72 x 60 in.


February 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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