Studio VU Lecture Series welcomes Suzanne Lacy on February 10, 2021
The Vanderbilt University Department of Art and the Studio VU Lectures series welcomes internationaly renowned artist, Suzanne Lacy on Wednesday, February 10, 202 for a virtual talk. The artist talk will be hosted on ZOOM at 3:00 PM (CST).
Based in Los Angeles, Lacy is a pioneer in the field of socially engaged and public art. Her installations, videos, and performances have dealt with issues of sexual violence, rural and urban poverty, incarceration, gender identity, labor, and aging. Working collaboratively within traditions of fine art performance and community organizing, Lacy has realized large-scale projects in London, Brooklyn, Medellin, Los Angeles, Quito, Northwest England, Madrid and, most recently, along the Irish Border, exploring local reactions to Brexit. In 2019 she had a career retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and at Yerba Buena Art Center.
Her work has been reviewed in The Village Voice, Frieze Magazine, Artforum, L.A. Times, New York Times, Art in America, and The Guardian, and in numerous books and periodicals. She has exhibited at Tate Modern, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum, the New Museum and P.S. 1 in New York, The Bilbao Museum in Spain and most recently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Art Center in a two-museum career retrospective. She has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Bellagio residency program, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Henry Moore Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and most recently the James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund from the University of Southern California.
Also known for her writing and academic career, Lacy edited Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art and is author of Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974-2007. She holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a PhD from Robert Gordon University in Scotland. She is currently a professor at the Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California and is a resident artist at 18th Street Arts Center.
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.
Studio VU virtual event details:
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
3:00 PM (CST)
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