Marywood University Announces Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series


SCRANTON, PA (September 19, 2017)—Marywood University’s art department announces Distinguished Vising Artist Lecture Series with a lecture by New York painter/sculptor, James Biederman, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 4 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Comerford Theater in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences, at the University. A reception will follow the lecture and will take place in the Shields Visual Arts Center. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.


Working in both painting and sculpture, James Biederman creates complex, richly layered surfaces and structures that are activated by color, gesture, and surprising contrasts. During his 40-year career, Beiderman has become known both for his talent and for his uncompromising devotion to his art and community, which is demonstrated through his teaching and through the exhibitions he mounted for fellow painters at N3 Project Space, which he founded in 1998 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mr. Biederman holds a master of fine arts degree from Yale University, and he attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. His work is held in numerous important collections including The Metropolitan Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in the Maslow Collection at Marywood University. He has been awarded prestigious grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, to name a few.

For additional information about the lecture or reception of artist James Biederman, please contact Steven Alexander, MFA, professor of visual art, area coordinator for undergraduate painting, and SACI study abroad coordinator at Marywood University, at, or (570) 348-6211, ext. 2691.