Thoughts on the Creative Process
by Paul Pfeiffer
from a Video Artist
Paul Pfeiffer, a visual artist raised
in Hawaii and the Philippines and now based in New York City, who has won
several international prestigious awards, will talk about his work, particularly
as a video artist and will attempt to answer the following questions: Can video
be used as a medium for art making? Can it speak to the complex realities
of living in our era of globalized culture? He will reflect on his experiences
as an artist using video as a medium to create art. How is it different
from the more conventional forms, such as painting and sculpture?
Pfeiffer as an artist has been experimenting in recent years with non-traditional
forms like video, and more broadly, digital media. He also makes sculptures, and
has made extensive use of photography as a medium to reflect artistic themes. He
has been invited all over the world to exhibit his works of art.
His most recent solo shows, all in 2004, include The Project, New York City and
Los Angeles, and Gargosian Gallery in New York City; K21, Dusseldorf, Germany; Thomas
Dane Gallery, London; Melina Mercouri Center, Athens Greece; and the Cairo Biennial,
Egypt. He is currently a visiting fellow at the UH Manoa Department of Art and Art
Son of Professor Ruth Imperial Pfeiffer of Leeward Community College, and the
late UH Professor of Music William Pfeiffer, Paul was born and raised in Hawaii and
occasionally visits his ancestral homeland of Dumaguete City in the Philippines. He
finished his BA in Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute and his MA in Fine
Arts at Hunter College in New York. He also graduated from the Whitney Mueum Independent
Study Program in 1998.
Please feel free to give us a call at the Center for more information.
Date and venue:February 10, 2005 - Thursday 10:30- 11:45 am
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
The lecture is free and open to the public. For information, please call the Center for Philippine Studies
at 956-6086, fax 956-2682 or email email@example.com. For inquiries, please
contact Miss Clemen Montero at 956-6086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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