Marjorie Welish is a poet, artist and art critic. Welish's "The Annotated 'Here' and Selected Poems" (2000) was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Her writing has appeared in a number of art publications. A collection of her art criticism came out in 1999 entitled, "Signifying Art: Essays on Art after 1960."
Welish's artwork has been showcased throughout the United States. She has received grants and fellowships from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, the Djerassi Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Fifth Floor Foundation, the Howard Foundation, the International Studio Program, the MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
In April 2002, Slought Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania produced a conference on her art and writing, the proceedings of which became "Of the Diagram: The work of Marjorie Welish" (Slought Books, 2003).
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public.