Faith + Works Lecturer 2019-2020
I Hear You in My Bones: RE-Collecting Personal Histories
For art professor Fidalis Buehler, the experiences and interactions of his childhood are more than memories — they are a permanent and deeply influential part of his identity. Professor Buehler will discuss how to use one’s personal histories to create works of art as well as how to “come as you are” and accept the peculiarities of your past.
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Buehler has presented his work in various art exhibits from the regional level to shows across the U.S. and throughout the world. A few notable experiences include his participation inGallery Protocol in Gainesville, Florida,New Mystics at the CUAC, Auckland’s NorthArt Center and a publication with New American Paintings. The diversity within Buehler’s childhood home established a stimulating place to guide and shape his creative process. Influenced by a blend of two cultures — Euro-American and Pacific Islander — Buehler’s art reflects his biracial upbringing. “My work represents identity seen through the complexity of American culture and South Pacific traditions — calling attention to confrontation and conflicting realities; straddling the line between levity and earnest devotion,” said Buehler. “Image making becomes an act of playful conjuring — reassembling personal histories that embody fear, anxiety, mythology, dreams, revelations, magic, mysticism and ritual.” Buehler has taught painting and drawing for theDepartment of Art since 2008. He currently resides in Mapleton with his wife and five children.
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