ARTIST TALK IO PALMER
Sunday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Combined opening reception for 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Material Slip, The Extended Hawaiian Body
Sunday, March 4, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Palmer’s talk is a part of the exhibition MATERIAL SLIP.
Io Palmer hails from Hydra, Greece, and is inspired by man made disasters, couture garment designs, and various other industrial and domestic forms. Through her artworks she explores complex issues of class and societal excess. She holds a BFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA, and an MFA from the University of Arizona. Palmer has been featured in several national and international exhibitions including Dak’Art, 11ème Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar, Senegal; Singular Masses, Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, Working History at Reed College, Portland, OR, and Hair Follies at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She has participated in residencies at Sanskriti, New Delhi, India; the Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM; Art Channel, Beijing, China and Ucross, Clermont, WY. Io recently received an Idaho Commission on the Arts Grant. Palmer currently resides in Pullman, WA.