Homecoming Lecture: Samuel Rowlett '02

Oct 4 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Free and open to the public. Landscape Painting in the Expanded Field (Sunset), Oil on Canvas on Backpack (Digital Photograph), Dimensions Variable, 2012.


PNCA is pleased to announce Samuel Rowlett ’02 as this year’s Homecoming Speaker.

The annual Homecoming address is one of PNCA’s four Cornerstone Lectures, which also include the College’s Convocation Lecture in September, the Edelman lecture in March, and the Graduation Address given at Commencement in May.

While trained as a painter, Samuel draws parallels between explorer and artist, building objects that articulate the physicality of the body and using the concepts of studio practice as a means to engage the outside world. Through a multidisciplinary approach, he often filters sculpture, performance, video, and photography through the lens of painting and drawing.

Samuel holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has received fellowships from Yale University School of Art and the Vermont Studio Center, and recently was artist in residency at MASS MoCA’s Kidspace. Samuel has exhibited widely with solo exhibitions at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, New York and Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut. His work has been reviewed in The Boston Globe, spotlighted on WNPR—Connecticut Public Radio, and included in the New York Times.

Preceding the lecture, PNCA alumnus Michael Curry ’81 will present the Laura Russo Distinguished Alumni Award to alumnus and faculty emeritus George Johanson ’50. Please join us in honoring one of PNCA’s most beloved and accomplished alumni.

To learn more about Rowlett’s practice, go to his website: http://www.samuelrowlett.com