School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Fritz Drury

Visiting Artist Lecture

Monday, April 1, 2019, 11:00 am 

Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144
WCSU, Westside Campus

Free & Open to the Public
Limited Seating Available

Fritz Drury is a painter and Professor of Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, where he has taught drawing and painting since 1981. He received his BA from Stanford University and his MFA from Yale School of Art. Since 2002, he has also taught a collaborative course at Brown University in Virtual Reality Design for Science. With colleagues from Brown, he has co-authored papers on the intersection of science and art. He also co-authored a college textbook in 2007 with Joanne Stryker at RISD, Drawing: Structure and Vision. In 2011, he was chief critic for RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome.

Fritz’s studio work is based in figurative oil paintings with an emphasis on poetic narrative, derived from literature, art history, and contemporary experience. Recent works suggest an ideal state of human connection with the natural universe. Fritz is also a portrait painter with commissioned works at Brown University, Colorado College, University of RI, and other collections. Reviewed in Art in America, his work has been widely exhibited in the US, including The Painting Center and The National Academy of Design in NYC. He is a recipient of awards and grants, among them an Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship and RISD’s John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching.

View the complete Spring 2019 Visiting Artist Lecture Series Schedule