Apr. 04

Undergraduate Lecture Series: Beth Lo

April 4, 2024
7 PM – 8 PM
Main Building
1300 W Mount Royal Ave

Much of Beth Lo’s ceramic and mixed media artwork draws from themes of childhood, family, Asian culture and language. Cultural marginality and blending, tradition vs. Westernization, language and translation are key elements in her work. She uses the image of a child as a symbol of innocence, potential and vulnerability. She was Professor of Ceramics at the University of Montana and was twice honored with the University of Montana Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2006 and 2010. She was invited to make a new work for the Main Exhibition of the 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale in Korea, 2013. She has received numerous honors including the $50,000 United States Artists Hoi Fellowship in 2009, a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship Grant in 1994, a Montana Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 1989 and an American Craft Museum Design Award in 1986. Her figurative sculpture and pottery has been acquired by the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, Microsoft Corporation, Cheney Cowles Museum of Art, the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, the Permanent Collection, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT, and the Hallmark Card Corporation Ceramics Collection. Beth and her sister, author Ginnie Lo, have collaborated on two children’s picture books, Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic (2012) and Mahjong All Day Long which won the 2005 Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award.