Visiting Artist Series: Nick Cave

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 1 – 2 pm

College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

College of DuPage’s Fine Arts and Architecture programs in collaboration with the Cleve Carney Museum of Art, presents a conversation with Nick Cave in the Belushi Performance Hall at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. Cave will talk about the challenges and benefits of working between established genres and current projects. The conversation, followed by a Q&A, will be led by Cleve Carney Museum of Art Director & Curator Justin Witte. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. This is the first event of 2019-2020 College of DuPage Visiting Artist Series. For more information visit at

Nick Cave is a messenger, artist and educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. His solo exhibitions have expanded globally from the United States through France, Africa, Denmark, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. He has been described as a Renaissance artist and says of himself, "I have found my middle and now ... working toward what I am leaving behind."  Cave is well known for his “Soundsuitssculptural forms based on the scale of his body. “Soundsuits camouflage the body, masking and creating a second skin that conceals race, gender and class, forcing the viewer to look without judgment. Cave received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute; he also works as a professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Image: Portrait of Nick Cave courtesy of Cleve Carney Museum of Art