Lewis deSoto to speak at Napa Valley College for PhotoEye@NVC 2015-2016 Lecture Series FREE to the public February 18th at 6pm in the NVC Boardroom, 1500 McPherson Admin Bldg co-presented with di Rosa. PhotoEye@NVC is a quarterly photo lecture series organized by the Napa Valley College Photography Department featuring in-person presentations by noted photographers and other contemporary image makers in which they are invited to share their ideas and artistic practices with students and the general public. Graciously funded with support from the Janice E. & Bernard Charlup Photography Endowment held by Napa Valley College Foundation Napa Valley College 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway Napa, CA 94558 707/256-7110www.napavalley.edu For more information and full schedule of 2015-16 PhotoEye@NVC lecutures, please visit the NVC Photography Department's website or call 707-256-7502.
Lewis deSoto's website http://lewisdesoto.net/arthome/Lewis_deSoto.html
New York Times article about Lewis deSoto http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/automobiles/29PROTEST.html?_r=0
Lewis deSoto (born 1954 in San Bernardino, California) is an American artist of Cahuilla Native American ancestry.
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Director Lawrence Rinder writes: "deSoto has explored a wide variety of media in his efforts to express the nuances of various social histories and worldwide cosmologies."
The majority of deSoto's work has been in the media of photography, sculpture, and installation. The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art writes that "deSoto’s multimedia installations combine sound, light, video, space, and sculpture elements and are site-specific or oriented toward making a complete environment. His conceptual artwork utilizes automobiles, inflatables, electronics, photography, wood and metal construction."
Lewis deSoto is based in Napa, California and New York City and has been a professor of photography at San Francisco State University since 1988.