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Form Fit: Luis Gispert

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Luis Gispert (born 1972) is a sculptor and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His multi-media work focuses on youth culture, hip hop, and Cuban-American history. Gispert has exhibited in solo shows at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Otereo Plassert Gallery, Los Angeles; Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami; Mary Boone Gallery, New York; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA; and the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, among others. He has been included in group exhibitions at Centro Arti Visive, Pescheria, Italy; On Stellar Rays Gallery, New York; the National Museum of Poznan, Poland; Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Shanghai MoCA, China; Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco; and the Royal Academy of Art, London, among others. Gispert has been the recipient of a Cintas Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship. He has also lectured widely at many universities in the United States and Canada. Gispert earned a BFA in film from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in sculpture from Yale University.

Form Fit is a lecture series organized by University of Illinois at Chicago MFA graduates in which local artists, curators, and other contemporary art practitioners present on their work. This series is free and open to the public.</h