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Ian Meares (b.1977) holds an MFA in Critical and Curatorial Studies with an Emphasis in Critical Theory from the University of California Irvine, an MFA in Studio Practice from Pennsylvania State University, and a BA from Eckerd College in Florida. He has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, Indiana University, and held numerous other institutional appointments. With a diverse practice as an artist, curator and reader, he has participated in an array of exhibitions, lectures, artist residences, and projects staged in the United States and Europe. His research interests reside in the variety of ways our plastic conceptions temper and permeate our politics, economics, and aesthetics — how these dynamics shape the myriad ways that the materiality and modes of artistic expression in turn inform our agencies, and reflect our discourse. He currently serves as an Artist in Residence, and Instructor at the University of Arkansas.