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Studio VU continues with Liz Deschenes on Oct 1.

Posted by on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in News and Events.


The Department of Art is proud to present the next Studio VU Lecture Series speaker.  Liz Deschenes will present her work and studio practice on October 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM (CST) via Zoom.

Liz Deschenes (b. 1966, Boston) graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. She teaches at Bennington College and is a visiting artist at Columbia University’s School of Visual Arts and Yale University. Her work is held in the perma- nent collections of the Centre Pompidou, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, The Art Institute of Chicago, ICA/Boston, the CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Corcoran Museum of Art, and the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She was the recipient of the 2014 Rappaport Prize. Deschenes has recently presented her work in a series of two-person exhibitions with Sol LeWitt at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (2017), Miguel Abreu Gallery and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (both 2016).

Installation View, Liz Deschenes, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2016. Photo by John Kennard. © Liz Deschenes

Her work was the subject of a 2016 survey exhibition at the ICA/Boston. In 2015, Deschenes presented solo exhibitions at MASS MoCA and the Walker Art Center, and was included in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Musee d’Art Moderne, the Centre Pompidou, and Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp. In 2014, her work was featured in Sites of Reason: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions at the Museum of Modern Art and in What Is a Photograph? (International Center for Photography, New York). In 2013, she exhibited new work in tandem solo exhibitions at Campoli Presti (Paris and London), and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Fotomuseum Winterthur, among others. In 2012, she was included in the Whitney Biennial and had a one-person exhibition at the Secession in Vienna and a two-person exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago that she co-curated with Florian Pumhösl and Matthew Witkovsky. Previously, her work has also been exhibited at the CCS Bard Hessel Museum, the Aspen Art Museum, Klosterfelde (Berlin), the Walker Art Center, the Langen Foundation (Düsseldorf ), the Tate Liverpool, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

About Studio VU:
The Vanderbilt University Department of Art annually invites national and international voices in  creative, curatorial and critical-thought fields to the Vanderbilt campus through the Studio VU Lecture series.  Each invited visiting lecturer has a recognized career in visual arts, performance art, art criticism and/or a combination of several. In addition to presenting a lecture, the visiting Studio VU speaker conducts one-on-one critiques with the Vanderbilt Department of Art senior major students.

The Studio VU Lecture Series began in 2007 and is currently in its 14th season beginning in Fall of 2020.

The Department of Art would like to thank all collaborators, cosponsors, and community (past and present) for their continued support for the Studio VU program.

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