Lesley MFA June 2022 residency

Watch the June 2022 Art Talks via YouTube

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Art Talks speaker bios



Visually-striking and intricate, Chie Fueki’s paintings picture contemporary life in spectacular motion.  Fueki has had solo exhibitions at DC Moore Gallery, NY; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, CA; Mary Boone Gallery, NY, and the Orlando Museum of Art. She is the recipient of a 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship and a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Sarah Montross is the Senior Curator at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Notable exhibitions she has organized include "Visionary New England"; "Screens: Virtual Material"; "Cool Medium: Art, Television, and Psychedelia"; and "Expanding Abstraction: New England Women Painters 1950 to Now". She is the editor of Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas (MIT Press).

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Dell M.

Candice Lin is known for her ethnographic approach to art-making alongside fantasy scenes. Solo exhibitions include those at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University (2022); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2021); Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China (2021); Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles (2019); Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (2018); Gasworks, London, England (2016).

Dell M. Hamilton is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and independent curator who frequently draws upon her roots in Belize, Honduras, and the Caribbean, as well as the folkloric traditions and histories of the region. Her work has been presented at the Hood Museum, Dartmouth University; ICA Boston; the 13th Havana Biennial, Matanzas, Cuba; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 

June 2022
Visiting Faculty:
Dell M. Hamilton

June 2022 residency thematic:
"Imagined Worlds"

Considering how the landscape of the 
fantastical and imaginary can be a place of liberation, relief, or
expression within the realm of art, but also a space of cultural delusion.

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Michelle Grabner, 2021

"Art as a Civic Practice" Symposium, 2020 

Trenton Doyle Hancock & JooYoung Choi,


Doris Salcedo, 2021

Mark Dion, 2018

Mahmoud Darwich

As you prepare your breakfast — think of others

(don’t forget to feed the pigeons).

As you conduct your wars — think of others

(don’t forget those who want peace).

As you pay your water bill — think of others

(think of those who have only the clouds to drink from).

As you go home, your own home — think of others

(don’t forget those who live in tents).

As you sleep and count the stars, think of others

(there are people who have no place to sleep).

As you liberate yourself with metaphors think of others

(those who have lost their right to speak).

And as you think of distant others — think of yourself

(and say, I wish I were a candle in the darkness).