DRAWING 622 001, 1 week, 1 credit hour
This multi-level course focuses on experimental approaches to drawing. Students will investigate mark making, narrative and abstraction through traditional and non-traditional techniques and media. Exploration will range from using traditional medias such as charcoal and ink to using non-traditional methods of mark making by creating invented appendages to draw with or using bodily gestures to capture expressive movement. This course will examine an expanded definition of drawing in the context of contemporary art by encouraging students to develop their own visual language. From Cy Twombly’s pastel lines to Richard Long’s lines made with his footsteps, from Alexander Calder’s mobiles to Thomas Hirschorn’s monuments, students will explore drawing’s translation into multiple forms and dimensions. Demonstrations, lectures, and critiques will augment individual studio time.
Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1989, Gulsah Mursaloglu is an artist living and working in Chicago, IL. She received her BA from Bogazici University (Istanbul) in 2012 where she studied sociology and she received her MFA from SAIC in 2015. She has shown her work at a variety of venues, including Hyde Park Art Center, Evanston Art Center, Richmond Art Gallery, Sullivan Galleries, Roman Susan Gallery and she also participated in the 2nd Santorini Biennale in Santorini, Greece. In 2013 she was a postgraduate artist in residence in Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia in Venice, Italy. After graduating with her MFA she was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at SAIC where she teaches in the Painting and Drawing Department. Recently Mursalogoglu was The Collins Foundation Sponsored Artist in Residence at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon.