Jeff Gibbons in conversation with Stephen Lapthisophon
Filmed February 20, 2014 at CentralTrak
Jeff Gibbons received his MFA in Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has most recently received the Dallas Museum of Art: Art Ball Prize. His work was exhibited at the Dallas Art Fair and included in the silent auction at the DMA’s sold-out fundraiser, the Art Ball. He has notably started artist collaborative Apophenia Underground with fellow artist Justin Ginsberg, who have received a great deal of attention for their curatorial projects in vacant retail spaces in Deep Ellum.
Stephen Lapthisophon is a multimedia artist and writer whose work addresses questions of language, history, and cultural memory. His work has been seen at Artists Space in New York, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, in Chicago at Gallery 312, N.A.M.E., and Randolph Street galleries, as well as exhibitions in Berlin, at Zagreus Projekt, and in Barcelona at El Escaparate. Lapthisophon is also represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Lapthisophon received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979 and went on to study comparative literature and theory at Northwestern University. He has taught at Columbia College in Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently teaches art and art history at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. Lapthisophon has also given several guest lectures at various institutions including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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