Gabriel Feld: Building Prints Opening Reception and Gallery Remarks

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:00 - 8:00pm

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Building Prints
Reception and Gallery Remarks
Third Floor Hallway Gallery – Foundation Building

Open to Students, Faculty, and Staff

In conjunction with the exhibition Gabriel Feld: Building Prints, please join the School of Architecture for a reception and gallery remarks by architect, teacher, and printmaker Gabriel Feld.

The works in this exhibition were made in a diversity of places including Rome; Barga, a small hill town in northern Tuscany, Italy; La Orduña, a small village in the state of Veracruz, as well as Oaxaca, Mexico; Sienna; Hangzhou, China; and Providence Rhode Island.

Gabriel Feld has been a professor at Rhode Island School of Design since 1990, serving as head of the architecture department (1997-2002) and chief critic of the European Honors Program in Rome (2014-16.) He has also taught at China Academy of Art, Dessau Institute of Architecture, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston Architectural Center, and Universidad de Buenos Aires. His teaching includes design studios and lecture courses dealing with urban culture, as well as other cultural and artistic concerns. His artwork—printmaking and installation—has been exhibited in China, Europe, the US, and Argentina. His architecture practice both in his native Argentina and in the US has involved residential and institutional projects, large-scale affordable housing, industrialized construction, urban design, and transportation. Feld received his Architecture Diploma from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1980 and his Master in Architecture from Harvard University in 1988.

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