I’m thrilled to announce that Cora McHaney (2018) from the series, Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott , has been acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of their permanent collection.
Humbled to receive the Master Artist Award along with this year’s other Award recipient, Masako Miki, at Kala Art Institute. Congratulations, Masako!
Thank you Archana Horsting and the rest of the KALA staff for this award. And thanks to everyone who came out to KALA’s 2019 Spring Auction to support this incredible Bay Area Institution.
This January, I participated in the panel discussion, “Authority and Agency in the Art World,” moderated by Patricia Maloney, Critic and Curator, and hosted by Untitled Art Fair and ArtTable. Other panelists includeded S. Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director at the San Jose Museum of Art, Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at BAMPFA. The panel investigated different forms of authority and agency in the art world. It can be streamed online through soundcloud here.
Lecture: Visiting Artist Series
Texas Christian University School of Art
Room 132, Moudy North | 2800 S. University Drive | Fort Worth, TX
January 28, 2019 | 2pm
I’ll be giving a lecture about my practice at Texas Christian University on Monday, January 28th, as part of TCU’s Visiting Artist Series. Hope to see you there.
Authority & Agency in the Art World
Panel Discussion & Podcast
Untitled Art Fair
1454 The Embarcadero | San Francisco, CA
January 18, 2019 | 6pm
I'll be participating in a panel discussion investigating different forms of authority and agency in the art world. From the institution to the collective, the catalogue to your Twitter feed, how do women exercise power and visibility in their field? Other panelists are S. Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director, San Jose Museum of Art, and Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, BAMPFA. The panel will be moderated by Patricia Maloney, Critic and Curator.
For more information, click here.
Lecture + Black Renaissance Noire Book Launch
New York University | Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall
100 Washington Square East, Room 101A | New York, NY
November 9 | 7:00-9:00pm
East Coast friends, please join me for a discussion of Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Boycott at NYU's Institute of African American Affairs in conjunction with the launch of Black Renaissance Noire, Volume 18 Issue 3. Readings and reception with: Roger Aplon, Bob Holman, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Sharon Olds, and Ronald Ollie.
EXPO Chicago 2018
Rena Bransten Gallery | MAIN Booth 319
Navy Pier, Chicago
Mrs. A.W. West, Senior from Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, will be at EXPO Chicago with Rena Bransten Gallery alongside works by Dawoud Bey, Jonathan Calm, Oliver Jackson, and Vik Muniz.
Thank you Charles Desmarais for mentioning my work in the SF Chronicle.
Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott is opening at Rena Bransten Gallery this Saturday, September 8th, from 5-7pm. The exhibition will be on view through October 27th.
THE PORTRAIT SHOW
RENA BRANSTEN GALLERY
1275 MINNESOTA STREET | SAN FRANCISCO
ON VIEW JUNE 23 - AUGUST 18
RECEPTION JULY 7TH | 5-7 PM
I have new work on view in The Portrait Show, a group exhibition exploring portraiture from traditional to non-traditional approaches in a range of media. This diverse grouping of works spans the humorous to the somber, nodding to the rich history of the portrait while aiming to expand its boundaries. The exhibition includes works by Robert Arneson, John Bankston, Dawoud Bey, Jonathan Calm, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rupert Garcia, Jennifer Greenburg, Leiko Ikemura, Oliver Lee Jackson, Erik Johnson, Arnold Kemp, Bovey Lee, David Linger, Hung Liu, Tracey Moffat, Martin Mull, Tameka Jenean Norris, Raymond Pettibon, Naaman Rosen, Thomas Ruff, Salomé, Amparo Sard, Peter Saul, Tracey Snelling, Kumie Tsuda, Tara Tucker, John Waters, Lewis Watts, and Henry Wessel, among others.
Read the press release here.
BE NOT STILL: LIVING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, PART 2
DI ROSA CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART | 5200 SONOMA HWY, NAPA
OPENING | JUNE 30, 2018
VIP + MEMBERS RECEPTION | 3-5 PM
GENERAL PUBLIC RECEPTION | 5-7 PM
Please join me for the opening reception of "Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times" Part 2, at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art on Saturday, June 30th. The two part exhibition addresses concerns of our present social and political moment through newly commissioned works of art that engage audiences in ideas that matter. Other artists in the exhibition are Lexa Walsh, Ranu Mukherjee, and Victor Cartagena.
Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press
Bedford Gallery | 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Admission $5 | Free for members
April 15th - June 24th
My work is included in Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press, on view now through June 24th at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. The exhibition will travel nationally through 2021. Featuring Edgar Arceneaux, Radcliffe Bailey, McArthur Binion, Gee's Bend Quilters (Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Bennett, Loretta Pettway), Lonnie Holley, David Huffman, Samuel Levi Jones, Kerry James Marshall, Martin Puryear, Gary Simmons, and yours truly.
Footage from the SAAM panel, Contemporary Artists in Conversation with History: 1968, is now available online. The event commemorated the 50th anniversary of the assasination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Watch it below and visit SAAM's video archive for more information.
CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION WITH HISTORY: 1968
SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
F ST NW & 8TH ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20004
APRIL 4 | 6:30 - 7:45
I am participating on a panel with Sam Gilliam and Alfredo Jaar at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on April 4. The event, Contemporary Artists in Conversation with History: 1968, falls on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The conversation will be moderated by SAAM Deputy Chief Curator, E. Carmen Ramos.
In addition to discussing Requiem for Charleston, I'll be discussing new work currently in progress: A series of portraits based on mugshots of women who helped lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
PULSE MIAMI BEACH
RENA BRANSTEN GALLERY | BOOTH N-200
INDIAN BEACH PARK
4601 COLLINS AVENUE
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 7-10, 2017
Looking Back 1 will be included in the Rena Bransten Gallery booth at PULSE Miami Beach this year, alongside works by Dawoud Bey, Bovey Lee, Hung Liu, Robert Minervini, Vik Muniz, John Preus, and Nobuyuki Takahashi.
For more information, contact:
Trish Bransten, firstname.lastname@example.org / 415.602.1776
Jenny Baie, email@example.com / 415.652.3486
Rena Bransten Gallery
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
DOUBLE TAKE: ONE ARTWORK TWO VIEWPOINTS
FEATURING REQUIEM FOR CHARLESTON
SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
LINCOLN GALLERY FOR MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART
F ST NW & 8TH ST NW | WASHINGTON, DC
NOVEMBER 14 | 6-7 PM | FREE
SAAM Senior Curator of Interpretation, Joanna Marsh, and History Curator, Kevin Strait, Ph.D. from the National Museum of African American History and Culture will discuss Requiem for Charleston as part of the SAAM program, Double Take: One Artwork Two Viewpoints. I'll be in attendance and hope to see you there.
Click here for more info.
SABBATH: THE 2017 DOROTHY SAXE INVITATIONAL
CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM
736 MISSION ST | SAN FRANCISCO
NOVEMBER 12, 2017 - FEBRUARY 25, 2018
The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational is a group exhibition that examines the diversity of meanings associated with Sabbath, the day of rest. Indigo Sabbath is on view alongside works from over fifty artists commissioned by CJM for this exhibition.