JANUARY 8–FEBRUARY 1, 2014
An artist reflects on what makes an artist on this blog.
Looking at art and the world from a slight angle at Praeterita - the blog
Philip Hartigan is a UK-born artist currently living in Chicago. In his printmaking, sculpture, and short films, he deals with half-remembered narrative moments—both his own history, and the history of others. His work has been shown in many exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2014, he will be one of the invited printmakers showing at the International Print Biennial in Douro, Portugal.
Patricia Ann McNair
Patricia Ann McNair is an associate professor in Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago, where she was nominated for the Carnegie Foundation’s US Professor of the year. Her short story collection, The Temple of Air, has been awarded Southern Illinois University’s Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award and the Society of Midland Authors (US) Finalist Award.
McNair has won numerous Illinois Arts Council Awards and Pushcart Prize nominations, and was named to the Chicago’s Newcity Lit 50 list. With her husband, the British artist Philip Hartigan, McNair has worked with small towns in the US toward developing community memoir and public art projects, and creating collaborative art curricula.