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Cameron University presents visual lecture and art exhibition by visiting artist Justen Renyer

The Cameron University art program is pleased to present visiting artist Justen Renyer, who will present “Connecting the Dots: Art and Design Exploration,” a visual lecture, as well as “GIUSTO,” an exhibition of his artwork, on Thursday, November 2. Both are open to the public at no charge.

Renyer’s presentation is set for 6 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall, located in the Music Building. He will discuss his eclectic work of subjects, media and methods that align forms with ideas.

The exhibition of his artwork, “GIUSTO,” will open with a reception at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Teaching Gallery, located in the Art Building. The exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 8.

“My work is eclectic, as are my influences and motivations,” Renyer says. “I intend to activate conscious and subconscious associations in the viewer. Subjects, forms and methods vary from project to project, but I seek to use the vehicles of the medium/media as opportunities to reinforce a conceptual framework and align forms with ideas.”

Born and raised in an Italian immigrant family of artists in New York City, and with longtime roots in Oklahoma (and some Potawatomi heritage), Renyer is influenced by many cultures. From lettering, collage, zine, print design and painting to hip-hop music production to client-based work for fashion brands such as Converse and DKNY, his research and projects reflect a life-long passion for art, design, music and sound.

A graduate of New York City’s High School of Art and Design, Renyer earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cameron University, where he pursued figure drawing, abstract painting and music production before immersing himself in all aspects of visual communication. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma.

With a passion for motion design, which brings his eclectic research interests together, he has directed and produced multiple music videos including a collage-inspired music video that earned the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ prestigious 365 Award. In addition to being an active artist and designer, Renyer is an associate professor of graphic design at Oklahoma State University.

Funding for Renyer’s lecture and exhibition has been provided by CU Lectures and Concerts.



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