Artist Chris Malcomson will speak April 10 at UD.

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.

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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. 

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