Artist Masud Olufani, who has work in the exhibition Tripwire in the Margie E. West Gallery, will be giving a talk on his work. Olufani is an Atlanta based mixed media artist whose studio practice is rooted in the discipline of sculpture. He is a graduate of Arts High School in Newark, N.J., Morehouse College and The Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned an M.F.A. in sculpture in 2012. Masud has exhibited his work in group and solo shows in Atlanta, Georgia; New Orleans; Louisiana; Chicago, Illinois; Richmond, Virginia; Lacoste, France; and Hong Kong, China. The artist has completed residencies at Savannah College of Art and Design; Savannah, GA.; The Vermont Studio Center; The Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences in Rabun, GA.; Creative Currents in Portobello, Panama; and The Creatives Project in Atlanta, GA. He is the recipient of the 2016 Southern Art Prize for the state of Georgia; the winner of a 2015-16' MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant; a 2015 Idea Capital Grant, and the 2015 Southwest Airlines Art and Social Engagement grant; and is a 2014-15’ Walthall Fellow. He is an artist in residence at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.