Artist Talk with Michael Nashef

Please join us for ‘Functional Resilience’ an artist’s talk with Michael Nashef. Paneled by Dr. Aksel Casson, (Anthropology) and Dr. Fadoua Loudiy, (Communication), and Professor Sean Macmillan, (Art), the Zoom event will be presented Wednesday, October 21, at 6:00 pm. The Zoom Meeting ID: 940 4807 4629 and passcode: 436619

Michael Nashef earned his B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry Design from Kendall College of Art and Design and M.F.A. in 3D studies from Bowling Green State University and is an instructor at Kalamazoo Institute of Art. Nashef writes, “These vessels are distilled representations of war-torn buildings, whose functional resilience come from the stable and strong material used, cement. This truth, coupled with my inquisitive nature, has brought me to create innovative processes and methods in which my work is created. The simplicity of the forms and lines allow the shot/damaged parts on the vessels to be highlighted and accentuated. By bridging the aesthetics and the materials within my work, I ask the viewer to form a connection to their surroundings, realizing that there is no perfection, only an adaptation to our current status and situation”.

Michael Nashef earned his B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry Design from Kendall College of Art and Design. and M.F.A. in 3D studies from Bowling Green State University. He is an instructor at Kalamazoo Institute of Art.