Wednesday, October 24 @ 5 – 6:15p
Birge Hall 145, 430 Lincoln Dr

Gideon Bok, the son of a sheep farmer and a composition teacher, is an American painter who lives and works in Maine. Committed to painting the passage of time within a confined space, his own studio, he depicts it over and over in various states of array with objects such as draped clothes, musical instruments, and artist supplies. His intent is to make the room seem alive, showing it shortly after it has been occupied. He received his BA from Hampshire College and his MFA from the Yale University School of Art. Bok is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts at Boston University and divides his time between Boston and Camden, Maine. He has had solo exhibitions in numerous galleries, as well as the University of Maine, Gorham, the College of Charleston, SC, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. His work is included in the collections of the Boston Athenaeum, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI among many others.