University of Missouri Fiber Arts Club is sponsoring visiting artist Grant Benoit who will be leading an artist workshop at Bingham Hall Fibers Studio from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., followed by an artist lecture at 5 p.m. in Room 101, Swallow Hall. Events are free and open to the public.
Exploring the idea of the multiple in printmaking, Grant Benoit works outside of the white margin of the edition, using traditonal and digital printmaking methods in sculpture, installation, and artist books. Benoit is interested in narrative, place, and more specifically memory. In his practice, Benoit combines traditional print media with installation and sculpture to reinterpret the mechanics of memory in more human ways through the lens of the domestic space. Benoit exhibits nationally and internationally, most recently being selected to exhibit work at the DEMO Project in Springfield, IL, Williamson Museum in Wirral, England, and Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. Benoit is the Artist in Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN.