CORVALLIS, Ore. – Farrah Karapetian, a multi-disciplinary artist based in California, will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Oregon State University as part of the School of Arts & Communication’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.

The talk will be held in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th Street. A reception with the artist will be held at 6 p.m. in the Myrtle Tree alcove at the same location.

Karapetian’s methods incorporate sculptural and performative means to achieve images that are physical, marrying the traditional staged photograph to images made without a camera. Her photograms, sculptural negatives and other manifestations are in public collections including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

Karapetian has received a Fulbright Fellowship to Russia, a Pollock-Krashner grant and a Warhol Artswriters grant, among other awards. She has had multiple solo exhibitions and is represented by the Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles and the Danziger Gallery in New York City.

During her two-day residency in OSU’s School of Arts and Communication, Karapetian will be a guest speaker in art classes and review art student portfolios. Her public talk will discuss the notion of process in visual art, drawing from her own work as well as the artwork of other contemporary and historical artists, the political process and the Russian revolutionary avant-garde.

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture series brings world-renowned artists and scholars to the OSU campus to speak, teach, and interact with students. For more information, visit and

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