Bill Gaskins: Beyond the White Cube

Department of Art Fall 2012 Lecture Serie‚Äčs

From a professional base in photography and arts writing, an academic foundation in fine art and the history of photography, the work of Bill Gaskins explores questions about photography and the portrait in the 21st century. An entry point for the viewer is his fascination with the myths of photography, American culture, and representations of African-American people. As an artist, teacher, scholar, and essayist, Bill Gaskins's artwork, teaching, writing, lectures, and workshops examine race and representation, photography and the portrait, the history of photography, contemporary art and the politics of visual culture, media literacy, art and design education, and the artist as citizen. Born in Philadelphia, Bill Gaskins received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the Tyler School of Art, a master of art from the Ohio State University, and a master of fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.