The University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School welcomes Alexander Isley this semester as a part of the annual Auerbach Lecture Series. Isley will speak about “Inspiration, Innovation, and Imagination” at 2:30 p.m. on October 25 in Wilde Auditorium, located in the Harry Jack Gray Center on the University of Hartford campus, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, Conn..
ABOUT ISLEY – Alexander Isley is a Connecticut-based identity, communication, and environmental designer. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, The Cooper Union, and RISD, and been a lecturer and critic at the Yale School of Art. He is past president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) in New York and is an AIGA Fellow. In 2014, he was presented the AIGA medal, the highest honor of the design profession, in recognition of his body of work and contributions to the field.
Isley’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian Institution, The Library of Congress, and the Museum Für Gestaltung in Zurich. In 1998, he was selected for membership in Alliance Graphique Internationale.
ABOUT THE AUERBACH LECTURE SERIES – The Auerbach Lecture Series launched in 2001 to bring renowned artists to campus twice each semester. During their time on campus, the artists deliver public lectures, spend time with students and critique students’ work. The series is made possible by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund of the Hartford Art School Endowment, Inc.