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Illustrator, educator to present work at HMA

Mar. 13, 2013 @ 09:00 PM

HUNTINGTON -- The Huntington Museum of Art will welcome artist Kate Bingaman-Burt as a Walter Gropius Master Artist when she visits HMA for a public presentation about her work at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Bingaman-Burt will present a three-day workshop at HMA titled "Zine Extravaganza" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, March 15-17. Call 304-529-2701 for workshop fee information.

An installation by Bingaman-Burt continues through May 26 in HMA's Bridge Gallery.

Based out of Portland, Ore., Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator and educator who makes work about consumerism and consumer culture.

As an undergraduate, Bingaman-Burt double-majored in English and Studio Art at the College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, Mo.) and received a bachelor's degree in 2000. She earned an MFA from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, Neb.) in 2004, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University.

Bingaman-Burt actively exhibits her continuing research about consumption and human behavior in museums, galleries, storefronts and community spaces. Her first book, "Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?," was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010 and her second book, "What Did I Buy Today?" will be released this spring. Since 2007, Bingaman-Burt's work has been represented by Jen Bekman Gallery, New York City.

HMA is fully accessible. For more information about events at HMA, visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701.