Virtual | Artist Talk with Julia Kwon

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Julia Kwon.

Tickets are $10. Member tickets are $5. Not a member? Join today!

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon sews interpretative bojagi—Korean object-wrapping cloths historically created since the early Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910)—to comment on the objectification of Asiatic female bodies and examine the complexities of constructing identity within the context of globalism, cultural hybridity, and intersectionality. She earned her M.F.A. at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and B.A. in Studio Art at Georgetown University. She was also a participant at the Chautauqua School of Art residency program. Her work has been exhibited nationally including art galleries such as Hartnett Gallery of the University of Rochester and Torpedo Factory Art Center. Her work has been featured and reviewed internationally including in television programs such as PBS’s WETA Arts series that showcases the creative arts scene in the Greater Washington DC area as well as one of the major Korean national television networks SBS’s international news. Kwon won awards such as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University’s Traveling Fellowship as well as the artist residencies at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Vermont Studio Center, NARS Foundation, Montgomery College, and Textile Arts Center. She presented artist lectures and workshops at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Phillips Collection, Georgetown University, Lehigh University, University of Rochester, Emerson College, Montgomery College, among others.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Maria Sancho-Arroyo, Caitlin Berry, and Allison Nance from the ArtTable Washington, D.C. Chapter, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation for making this program possible. 


Image Credits

  1. Unapologetically Asian, 2020, sewn in the format of face masks, 5” x 12” each
  2. The Blanket Statements You Use on Me and Every Other Yellow Women, 2019, satin, custom design fabric, thread, and wire, sewn in the format of traditional Korean object-wrapping cloth bojagi, 2.75′ x 14′ x 14′

Virtual | Artist Talk with Josely Carvalho

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Josely Carvalho, focusing on her ongoing cross-disciplinary series, “The Diary of Smells,” where olfaction, a powerful connector to memory and emotions, is a protagonist among other typically dominant components in contemporary art.

Tickets are $10. Member tickets are $5. Not a member? Join today!

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About the Artist

In 2019, Josely Carvalho received the International Art and Olfaction Sadakichi Award for the category of Experimental Olfaction Artwork in Amsterdam with smells she created together with Leandro Petit, perfumist at Givaudan do Brasil. She has been the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2017); The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency (2001); Creative Capital Foundation (2000); NYSCA (2003), among others. Read more about Josely on her website.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D., ArtTable New York Chapter Programs Committee, for making this program possible.


Image: Josely Carvalho at the Garden of Cannons, Museu Histórico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (Photo credit: Tania Sarquis)

Virtual | Artist Talk with Karen Lofgren

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Karen Lofgren.

This program is $5 for ArtTable members and $10 for non-members.

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

Artist Statement

I was influenced by my childhood within a utopian back-to-the land island community, and at a Tibetan dharma center. Raised by an alternative medicine practitioner and in experimental social structures, I was born into countercultural participation. Fundamentally centered on belief structures and systems, my practice mediates space by linking the history of ritual and belief throughout various cultures and time periods, and placing this material in relationship through the approach of “radical subjectivity” in the studio.

About Karen Lofgren

Karen Lofgren is a Los Angeles-based artist working primarily in sculpture and artist books from a feminist and decolonial perspective, and holds an MFA from CalArts. Her research centers on ritual, history, mythology, and the construction of consciousness over time, forming relationships between cultural systems and other wild systems. She was a 2019 Pollock-Krasner grant recipient; receives Canada Council Grant support; and was Fulbright Core Scholar at UAL, Central St. Martins College in 2017/2018.

Solo exhibitions include What is To Cure at Royale Projects Contemporary Art; Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050 with High Desert Test Sites, as well as solo shows at LACE; Pitzer Art Galleries; and Machine Project. Group exhibitions include PRISKA PASQUER; Palm Springs Art Museum; Commonwealth & Council; MASS Gallery; LACMA; Human Resources; Bank of America; Royal College of Art; Nicodim Gallery; and OCAD University. Her projects have also received support from Mike Kelley Foundation; Durfee Foundation; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Ranch Projects; and West of Rome Public Art.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Shana Nys Dambrot, ArtTable Southern California Chapter, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.


Image Credits:

  1. Karen Lofgren in studio with work in progress, 2020
  2. What is to Cure, installation view in Brave New Worlds at Palm Springs Art Museum, 2019
  3. Like This I See You In Dreams, 2018

Virtual | Artist Talk with Letitia Huckaby

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with photographer Letitia Huckaby.

This program is free for ArtTable members and $5 for non-members.

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About Letitia Huckaby

Letitia Huckaby has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston in photography and her Master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Denton. Huckaby has exhibited as an emerging artist at Phillips New York, the Tyler Museum of Art, The Studio School of Harlem, the Camden Palace Hotel in Cork City, Ireland, and the Texas Biennial at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum. Her work is included in several prestigious collections; the Library of Congress, the McNay Art Museum, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Huckaby was a featured artist in MAP2020: The Further We Roll, The More We Gain at the Amon Carter Museum and State of the Art 2020 at The Momentary and Crystal Bridges Museum, both opened in the spring of 2020. She is currently a Fall 2020 Artist in Residence at ArtPace in San Antonio, TX.

Click here to learn more about Letitia and her work.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Bryn Larsen and Lindsay Davis, ArtTable Houston Chapter, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.


Image Credits:

  1. Letitia Huckaby, photographed by Rambo
  2. Sweet Enough, Pigment Print on Cotton Fabric w/ Embroidery Hoop, 12” x 20”, 2020, Courtesy of the artist & Foto Relevance Gallery, Houston, TX

NY | Artist-Led Tour of ‘Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy’ at the Museum of Arts & Design

Please join us for this exclusive in-person tour of Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy, made possible by a generous contribution from the Alturas Foundation and led by artist Beth Lipman at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City! The exhibition brings together a decade of work, and is the first major scholarly assessment of the artist’s career. In these turbulent times, Lipman’s art reminds us of where we came from, the subjectivity of history, and the need for harmony with the larger world. Click here to read more about the exhibition.

This event is $25 for ArtTable members and $35 for non-members. There are two time slots for this event with extremely limited availability.

By registering for this event you consent to having your contact information shared with the Museum of Arts and Design only to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed. Your information will not be used for any other communications. Please read the Museum of Arts and Design’s policy regarding Health and Safety regulations at the museum before registering.

Click here to register for the 11:00am tour.

Click here to register for the 11:30am tour.


About Beth Lipman

Lipman is an American artist whose sculptural practice explores aspects of material culture and deep time through still lives, site-specific installations, and photographs. Ephemeral and intricate, the work addresses mortality, materiality, and temporality. Lipman is also known for site responsive installations that activate the specific history of objects, individuals and institutions. Collective Elegy, her solo exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, is on view September 24- April 4 2021. She has received numerous awards including a USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, Virginia Groot Foundation Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. Recent works include All in All, a large scale sculpture that investigates the nature of time and Belonging(s) a sculptural response to the life of Abigail Levy Franks for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR). Lipman has exhibited her work internationally at such institutions as the Ringling Museum of Art (FL), ICA/MECA (ME), RISD Museum (RI), Milwaukee Art Museum (WI), Gustavsbergs Konsthall(Sweden) and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC). Her work has been acquired by numerous museums including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art (MO), Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), Jewish Museum (NY), Norton Museum of Art, (FL), and the Corning Museum of Glass (NY). The artist is represented by Nohra Haime Gallery (NY) and Cade Tompkins Projects (RI). Lipman lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

Thank you to Joy Glidden, Beth Lipman, Lydia Brawner (MAD), and Samantha DeTillio (MAD) for working together to make this program possible. Additional thanks to the Alturas Foundation for generously funding this program.


Image Credits:

  1. All in All, 2020, 74” (188 cm) x 134” (340 cm) x 92” (234 cm), mixed media; photo credit: Beth Lipman
  2. Beth Lipman, photographed by Richard Gottscho

Virtual | Artist Talk with Shelley Spector

4pm EST | 3pm CST | 1pm PST

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Shelley Spector.

This program is free for ArtTable members and $5 for non-members.

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About Shelley Spector

Shelley Spector is a multidisciplinary sculptor and project based artist who lives and works in Philadelphia. In her practice she produces distinct bodies of work that utilize the excess of our consumer-based culture. Spector responds to available materials, mostly discarded, in combination with a changeable work environment. She seeks to make work that takes shape as an agent of change – who begin as sculpture rooted in the art world of form and content but that physically move into the world of social issues and can directly respond to its needs. Her most current work in progress is the defining project for a long term body of work entitled, The Nowadays, which uses a small cabin in the mountains of Pennsylvania as a tool and conduit through which she will explore alternatives to resource economy.

Spector’s work is part of many public and private collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which presented her solo exhibition “Keep The Home Fires Burning” in 2015, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Woodmere Art Museum, and the West Collection in PA, and Human Rights Campaign Headquarters in Washington, DC. Her ongoing collaborative project, Village, which began at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has traveled to alternative art spaces in Brooklyn, Costa Rica, San Francisco. Chicago and Montréal. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art In America and featured in ARTnews.  She has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Leeway Foundation. Her residencies include Mildred’s Lane in Beach Lake, PA, and RAIR (Recycled Artists In Residence) and Nextfab Studio in Philadelphia. Spector has been actively engaged in Philadelphia’s art community for years as a respected artist, innovative gallery owner, teacher and champion of emerging talent. Between 1999 and 2010, she founded and directed SPECTOR Gallery/Projects, a program to work outside the traditional gallery system. From 2006 to 2013, she published Artjaw.com, an online multimedia anthology of first person stories from the Philadelphia art community. Spector is faculty in the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Rachel Zimmerman, ArtTable Philadelphia Chapter, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.


Image Credits:

  1. Shelley Spector, White Rice Builds – 1,250 Servings, Reclaimed textiles and white rice, 72 x 96 x 3”; Produced with the support of the Pollock – Krasner Foundation, 2020

Virtual | Artist Talk with Elizabeth Turk

Image: Elizabeth Turk with her work, courtesy of the artist and Hirschl & Adler Modern

4pm EST | 3pm CST | 1pm PST

Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Elizabeth Turk, whose exhibition ‘Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction’ opens at Hirschl & Adler on October 1 in New York.

This program is free for ArtTable members and $5 for non-members.

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About Elizabeth Turk

A native Californian, Elizabeth Turk (b. 1961) is known for her hand-carved marble sculpture and community installations. She is a MacArthur Fellow, an Annalee & Barnett Newman Foundation recipient and a Smithsonian Artist Fellow. Turk received her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture in 1994 and her BA from Scripps College, Claremont, CA in 1983. In 2017, she launched ET Studios (a CA non-profit) to develop open community experiences. Her work can be found in numerous public collections including The Jewish Museum (New York, NY); The National Museum for Women in the Arts (Washington, DC); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA); and The Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC), among others. In 2014, The Laguna Art Museum (Laguna, CA) hosted Elizabeth Turk: Sentient Forms, a mid-career survey of the artist’s work. Currently, Turk splits time between a studio in Santa Ana, CA and New York City. She has been represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern since 2000.

About Hirschl & Adler Modern

Hirschl & Adler Modern, founded in 1981, specializes in art from 1913 to the present, with a strong emphasis on American Modernism and the post-war period. It also represents a select group of established and mid-career contemporary artists who are featured regularly through scheduled solo and group exhibitions in its 11,000 square-foot gallery space at the crossroads of 57th Street and Madison Avenue in New York City. Its parent company Hirschl & Adler Galleries, founded in 1952, has been specializing in important American and European art of all periods throughout its 69 year history.

Led for over 50 years by President and Director, Stuart P. Feld, and joined in 1999 by his daughter Elizabeth Feld, Hirschl & Adler mounts about 8 to 10 special exhibitions per year, most accompanied by scholarly publications. Both the contemporary and historical presentations have received critical acclaim and have resulted in the placement of works into major private collections around the world, as well as the finest American and international museums.

Thank you to Elizabeth Turk and Hirschl & Adler Modern.

VIRTUAL | Artist Talk with Liza Lou

Image: Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul. Photo by: Zihui Song

In response to our current state of distance, ArtTable is shifting programming online where we can. This event will take place as a live conversation! Registration is required and open to all, with a minimum donation of $5.00 to participate in this event. We hope to see you there!

How to take part!

  1. Register for this event here
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

Join ArtTable for a conversation with artist, Liza Lou. Lou’s ongoing project “Apartogether,” looks to build beauty and community in the time of social distancing.

Liza Lou (b. 1969, New York; lives and works in Los Angeles) first gained attention in 1996 when her room-sized sculpture Kitchen was shown at the New Museum in New York. Representing five years of labor, this groundbreaking work subverted prevalent standards of art by utilizing glass beads as a fine art material. As a monumental work of twentieth century feminist art, Kitchen’s slow, hand-made process is a tribute to women whose work has historically gone unrecognized. The project blurs the boundary between fine art and craft, and established Lou’s long-standing exploration of materiality, beauty, and the valorization of labor. Centering her practice on a craft métier has led Lou to work in collaboration with artisans in a variety of socially engaged settings, including recent projects in Brazil and India, as well as Durban, South Africa, where she founded a collective in 2005 that she continues to work with today. 

Over the past 15 years, Lou has focused on a poetic approach to abstraction as a way to highlight the process underlying her work. In 2016, Lou constructed The Waves, a monumental installation comprised of 1,000 white beaded sheets that were marked by the transference of oils from the hand of the maker and variance of their weaving. This lead to Lou’s investigation into the potential of a minimalist approach, and ultimately the most fundamental components of visual art—color, light, line, volume and texture—recreating beads as paint, mixed and bound to canvas. Lou’s practice can be described as a careful study of the forms and conceptual function of minimalism, but without the associated dogma of the absence of personal expression and erasure of the hand of the maker. The artist has recently begun painting directly onto layers of beaded cloths and then hammering the beads away to reveal the delicate network of paint-soaked thread hidden inside them. In choosing to dedicate her career to one specific material, Lou has recalibrated the confines of the singular mediums of art— painting and sculpture—pushing a material not traditionally associated with either across the spectrum to both ends. 

Liza Lou has had over 40 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world including Lehmann Maupin Seoul (2019), New York (2018), and Hong Kong (2017); Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Town, South Africa (2017); Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (2016); Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (2015); Wichita Museum of Art, Wichita, KS (2015); White Cube, London, United Kingdom (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (2013); SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2011); L&M Arts, New York, NY (2008); Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany (2002); Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL (2001); Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH (2000) and the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution of American Art, Washington, D.C. (2000). 

Select group exhibitions have included Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2019); Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MA (2019); Lexicon: The Language of Gesture in 25 Years at Kemper Museum, Kemper 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (2019); We the People: New Art from the Collection, Albright Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY (2018); Screens: Virtual Material, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (2017); No Place Like Home, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (2017); Women’s Work, National Gallery, Iziko Museum, Cape Town, South Africa (2016); Home Land Security, FOR-SITE Foundation, San Francisco, CA (2016); Stories of Espai 10 and Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (2014); The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2010); Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York (2010) and 19th Century and Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2010). Lou’s work is in numerous international public and private collections, including the Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo; Brant Foundation, Greenwich; Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland; DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens; de Young Museum, San Francisco; François Pinault Foundation, Palazzo Grassi, Venice; La Fondación Jumex, Mexico City; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 

Skira Rizzoli published the first comprehensive monograph of the artist’s career in 2010. Liza Lou is the recipient of the 2013 Anonymous Was A Woman Award and the 2002 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

VIRTUAL | Artist Talk with Shinique Smith

Photo credit: Jeff Vespa

In response to our current state of distance, ArtTable is shifting programming online where we can. This event will take place as a live conversation! Registration is required and open to all, with a minimum donation of $5.00 to participate in this event. We hope to see you there!

How to take part!

  1. Register for this event here
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

This event was intended as an Artist Breakfast in New York. Artist Breakfasts are intimate monthly breakfasts featuring leading figures in the visual arts in discussion with curators, academics, and critics. We’re so excited to be able take this talk online for members and friends across the country! Join us for a special Earth Day conversation with Shinique Smith.

For over a decade artist Shinique Smith has employed clothing, fabrics, and objects—items that exist in the realm of what we call belongings—to construct sculptures, paintings, and site-specific installations bound with ribbon and calligraphic lines. Examining the ways in which these objects resonate on a personal and social scale, “Smith’s works operate at the convergence of consumption, displacement, and sanctuary. In Smith’s hands, these works reveal connections across space, time, and place to suggest the possibility of constructing worlds renewed by hopeful delight.”

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, currently residing in Los Angeles, Smith has had solo exhibitions with California African American Museum; Frist Center for Visual Arts; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and MOCA Jacksonville. Currently, a show of her newest works is on view with the UBS Art Collection Gallery in New York until July 2020.

Smith’s artworks have been exhibited in many acclaimed group shows including UnMonumental: The Object in the 21st Century at New Museum, Frequency at Studio Museum in Harlem, 30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection and Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947-2016 at Hauser + Wirth LA and is held within the  permanent collections of Brooklyn Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Minneapolis Art Institute, Whitney Museum and LACMA among others. In March 15 – August 9, 2020, Smith’s newest sculpture, Grace Stands Beside will be presented as part of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s 2020 Vision series of exhibitions. 

Shinique has received awards from Anonymous Was a Woman, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, NYFA, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Shinique earned her MAT from Tufts University & The Museum School, and MFA and BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art where Smith awarded the Alumni Medal of Honor in 2012.

Thank you to the Pollock Krasner Foundation for its support of this program.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant - Tallahassee Arts Guide

FL | National Artist Talks: Maria Martinez-Cañas

Image: Frost Art Museum Installation

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ArtTable Florida is honored to announce the Florida Chapter’s artist talk with Maria Martinez-Cañas, sponsored by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. This talk will take place over delicious breakfast at Fortress Storage, Miami. Beginning in New York, these intimate breakfasts feature leading figures in the visual arts in discussion with curators, academics, and critics. 

MARIA MARTINEZ-CAÑAS was born in Havana, Cuba. She received a B.F.A. in Photography from the Philadelphia College of Art and an M.F.A. in Photography from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. An artist who works with innovative, non-traditional photographic media, she has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad, with 47 one-person exhibitions and over 300 group exhibitions. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2016 Photography Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship, a Cintas Fellowship; a National Endowment for the Arts award; and a Fulbright-Hays Grant, among others. Her works are included in the permanent collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; The Museum of Modern Art in New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco; The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; among others. She lives and works in Miami since 1986.

ArtTable’s artist talk series began with the ongoing artist breakfast series in New York, which features high-profile artists, often in conversation with curators, scholars or writers. Since its inception in 2002, the breakfasts have brought together 4,300 women and have featured more than 160 women artists, raising the visibility of a group that continues to be underrepresented in museum or gallery exhibitions. This year the Pollock Krasner Foundation provided funding to expand the series outside of New York, to support ArtTable artist conversations in Washington DC, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. This year we’ve heard from Ilana Harris-Babou, Dana Schutz, Nona Faustine, and Mildred Howard. 

Members and guests are welcome. Must register to attend.

Who’s attending this event? Click here to see who’s registered!

Thank you to Kim Jones (Fortress Storage), Maria Martinez-Cañas (artist), Rochi Llaneza (ArtTable FL Chapter Chair).

 

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