ARTIST TALK: Jay Bolotin
Join acclaimed interdisciplinary artist Jay Bolotin for a conversation about his labor-intensive working methods and the significance of collaboration in his varied productions. For decades, he has used writing, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, voice, music, and animation to tell complex and mysterious stories. Bolotin’s current project is a hand-animated film based on his print portfolio, The Book of Only Enoch, that will have its premiere at the UK Art Museum in fall of 2023.
Bolotin is serving as “artist in residence” with the College of Fine Arts and will be engaging faculty and students during campus visits in the coming year. Born in rural Fayette County, Kentucky, near Lexington in 1949, he studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design, and in the early 1970s, pursued his interest in music, working as a songwriter with Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, and Dan Fogelberg. He has exhibited extensively, at institutions including the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Joslyn Art Center, Omaha; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; and Vanderbilt University, Nashville.