April 10: Artist to speak
English department to host presentation by artist Chris Malcomson
8:04 a.m., April 7, 2014--Chris Malcomson, an artist and benefactor who has generously donated some of his work to the University of Delaware, will be featured in a presentation at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in 103 Gore Hall.
The presentation, which is sponsored by the Department of English, will be followed by a reception on the third floor of Memorial Hall.
May 4: Mary K. Carl Memorial Lecture
May 4: Spoken-word poet
Malcomson, a fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers, was for many years a consulting engineer advising architects and his specialty became inner city redevelopment.
This complex work required the ability to see the essence of a problem, encouraging his love of the minimal, which has become a feature of his work.
In 1993, Malcomson decided to commit to full-time painting and attended Chelsea Art School. His main influences are psychology and poetry and his paintings are intended as “inner landscapes” and invitations to travel internally without defining a destination.
In 2004, he was invited to an artist’s residency in Spain, which led to marriage and emigration to the United States, where he now lives and works.