Ganzeer: Making the Intangible Tactile

March 19, 2018
Hampton Room (Scripps College campus, Claremont, CA 91711)

Attempting to make tactile things out of intangible ideas in a world that is becoming increasingly immersed in the virtual has great immeasurable value. Ganzeer discusses this using examples of his own work as well as the work of others from  across history, and in so doing provides a working methodology for the philosophically inclined.


Ganzeer is a maker of Concept Pop, a kind of cultural insurgency that can be seen in his wide-ranging output, be it installations, prints, paintings, videos, objects, guerrilla actions in public space, writing, and also comix.

Art in America has referred to his practice as “New Realism,” while the New York Times called him a “chameleon” and the Huffington Post placed him on a list of “25 Street Artists from Around the World who are Shaking Up Public Art.” Sci-Fi Addicts also suggested that he may be one of “5 Comic Book Writers Who Could Continue Alan Moore’s Legacy.” His work is in a number of museums and institutional collections, and his limited edition screenprints and lithographs are sold through BOOKLYN. His current project is a sci-fi graphic novel titled THE SOLAR GRID, which has awarded him a Global Thinker Award from Foreign Policy in 2016.

You can view Ganzeer’s work at

a sketch of the female body surrounded by words in several languages










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Please note that Frederic W. Goudy Lectures are free and open to the public.

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