Artist Talk: Jeff Kasper

Artist Talk: Jeff Kasper

An Art Department. Join via Zoom. Jeff Kasper is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, educator, and Assistant Professor of Design at UMass Amherst. His research and creative activity focuses on public art and graphic design as social practice. His work explores anxiety, proximity, and care, in a variety of media, including, visual communications, text, audio tours, public participation, and pedagogy. In 2017/18, he organized the series Access/Points: Approaches to Disability Arts at CUE Art Foundation, and ever since has participated in public programs and exhibitions exploring disability justice and the arts at the Brooklyn Museum, OCADU, BRIC, Cleveland Institute of Art, EFA Project Space, Dedalus Foundation, and The 8th Floor. His recent project Soft Spots was commissioned by ArtBridge and Meta Open Arts (formerly Facebook Open Arts) and presented in two public spaces with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Kasper is also the co-editor of More Art in the Public Eye (Duke University Press).