“Ro Lohin & Kevin Wixted”

Contemporary painters Ro Lohin and Kevin Wixted will discuss how the East End has influenced their work during an artist talk and exhibition reception on July 23rd at 6pm

RO LOHIN received a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studied at the New York Studio School, and earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design. She was Assistant to the Dean and taught drawing at the New York Studio School and has taught painting at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, Western Carolina University, and the Chautauqua Institution. She was owner and director of the Lohin Geduld Gallery in New York City.

Lohin’s work has been exhibited internationally. She was awarded artist residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center and the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. She paints, on site, on the North Fork of Long Island, and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

KEVIN WIXED’s paintings and drawings have appeared nationally and internationally in numerous exhibitions. His shows have been written about in Artforum, Art in America, ArtNews, The New York Times, Boston Globe, New York Observer, and the Hudson Review among others. His work is represented in public collections including the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Mississippi Museum of Art, Chase Manhattan Bank, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Noruma Securities, Societe Generale, and Time Warner.

Wixted’s awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, Cite Internationale des Arts/Paris Residency, Alfred University International Fellowship Faculty Grant/Dusseldorf Germany, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency, MacDowell Colony Residency, Patrick Allen Frazier of Hospitalfield Foundation Residency/ Scotland, and the Excellence in Teaching Award from Alfred University.

Wixted lives and paints in New York City and the North Fork of Long Island. He spends time each year in the Yucatan Peninsula, where he has designed and built a home/studio. Wixted is Professor of Drawing and Painting in the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. He received his MA and BA in Studio Art from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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