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Open Studio Hour: Elif Uras and Patrick Coughlin

Fri, Dec 11 / 12–1 pm ET

MAD’s Artist Studios have gone online!

The Museum’s artists-in-residence Elif Uras and Patrick Coughlin are hosting informal, virtual studio visits via Zoom webinar. Learn about new directions in contemporary art and design while joining the artists in their homes and studios. Preview works in progress and chat with Elif and Patrick about their inspirations and creative practices.

Open Studio Hours take place on Fridays and welcome visitors of all ages, families, classes and camps, creative cohorts, aspiring artists, and more. Participants are invited to participate in the conversation via Zoom's chat function and will not be on-screen. Members of MAD’s Education team will be on hand to facilitate and help answer any questions.

Established in 2008, MAD’s Artist Studios program has served as an important platform for more than 180 artists and designers to advance their careers.

12:00-12:30 pm ET with Elif Uras
12:30-1:00 pm ET with Patrick Coughlin

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Elif Uras’s ceramic sculptures and paintings explore shifting notions of gender and class. Her imagery merges traditional nonfigurative Turkish art with Western figurative traditions, while exploring the representation of the female body across cultures. Uras has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, MoMA PS1, and the 9th Shanghai Biennale. She received an MFA from Columbia University, a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and BA from Brown University, and a JD degree from the Columbia University School of Law.

Patrick Coughlin examines the ubiquitous, mundane, and inconspicuous aspects of American material culture and domestic spaces. He abstracts structural joinery, furniture, and traditional craft processes to create mixed-media sculptures that consider the hidden complexity and sensuality of everyday objects. Coughlin is currently a senior lecturer at The University of The Arts and an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Coughlin received an MFA from the University of Florida and a BFA from Syracuse University.

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