Scholars & Scones: A Talk with Artist Mark Nystrom

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015, 11:00am

5 Suggested donation

Leila Weinstein
828.295.9099 ext. 3006
leila@blowingrockmuseum.org

Natural forces and data fuel Mark Nystrom’s artistic practice. Hidden within them are patterns, forms, and meaning ripe for extraction, analysis and interpretation. Like the translation of a text from one language to another, his work is a translation of information. In this talk, he will show interpretations of wind, music, and the news and discuss the processes that create them.

The talk will be accompanied by fresh-brewed coffee from Hatchet Coffee Company in Boone and locally-baked goods!

Mark Nystrom

Mark Nystrom is an artist and designer whose work explores visualizations of complex information and includes drawings, installations, projections, and screen-based projects. Nystrom’s work has been shown in Austin, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and other cities across the United States. He received a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and an M.F.A in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design where he was a two-time recipient of the Award of Excellence for outstanding work by a graduate student. He is currently an Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Appalachian, Nystrom was co-owner of a design studio in Virginia and an award winning photographer and art director for several universities. He lives in Boone, NC with his wife and two sons. 

Photo credits: Mark Nystrom, Winds, November 29, 2005, Mansfield, MA, Process.2005.01