ARTSpeak Lecturer: Mira Schor

Artist and writer Mira Schor will lecture as part of ARTSpeak’s series, “Open Book: Conversations on Art and the Book” on November 27th, 2012, in the Katie Murphy Auditorium at FIT. The talk will take place from 2:30 to 3:30pm.

Mira Schor is a New York-based artist, writer, editor, and educator, known for her contributions to the critical discourse on the status of painting in contemporary art and culture as well as to feminist art history and criticism.  A focus of her visual work has been the representation of language in drawing and painting. Schor is the co-editor, with Susan Bee, of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism, published by Duke University Press in 2000. She is also the author of two books of writings on art, politics and culture, Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture and A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life. She has had solo exhibitions at Marvelli Gallery, Momenta Art, and Horodner Romley Gallery in New York, and CB1 Gallery in LA, and her work has been exhibited at the Santa Monica Museum, the Armand Hammer Museum, and the Neuberger Museum, among others.  In addition to numerous awards in painting and criticism, Schor was awarded a 2009 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant to develop A Year of Positive Thinking, a blog on contemporary art.

Mira Schor’s own website, where you can find out more about her artwork and her writing is:  http://www.miraschor.com

Her blog, A Year of Positive Thinking: http://ayearofpositivethinking.com/

You can read a recent interview with Mira Schor by artist Mary Jones, from June 2012 at:  http://bombsite.com/issues/1000/articles/6609

A recent artwork by Mira Schor, created during Hurricane Sandy, “Glad to See You Are Keeping Busy”, 2012, Oil on canvas, 24×28 inches

Mira Schor at the opening of her solo exhibition at Momenta Art, December 2008

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