Mosaic Artist Stephen Miotto to Visit Lehman Dec. 7

December 6, 2011 10:41 am Art Dept, Lehman College Art Gallery, School of Arts and Humanities

Stephen Miotto

Artist Stephen Miotto, whose artwork graces many of New York City’s subway stations, will visit the Lehman College Art Gallery to discuss the artistry involved in making mosaics. This lecture, which is free and open to the community, will be held on Wednesday, December 7, at 5 p.m.

In addition to New York’s subway installations, Miotto’s work can be seen at Reagan National Airport and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. When the Metropolitan Transit Authority launched its Arts for Transit program more than twenty years ago, the agency was looking for something that would endure. Mosaic was a natural choice for its durability.

Working in his studio in upstate New York, Miotto uses materials like stone, ceramic, glass, and cement to create his mosaics. Often he works directly with artists to interpret their work through the mosaic art form.

This lecture is part of the Art Department’s Lecture series. For more information, call 718-960-8731.