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Lesley MFA January 2024 residency
Art Talks speaker bios
Ambreen Butt is a Texas-based Pakistani- American artist whose content tackles larger global issues of oppression, violence, and the role of art as social commentary. Her work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum; ICA Boston; MFA Boston; Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassell, Sunshine Museum in Beijing; and the National Art Gallery in Islamabad.
Sónia Almeida is a Portuguese-American artist who investigates the ways that language is learned, shared, and adapted through processes of fragmentation and multiplicity. Almeida's work has been shown at MIT List Visual Arts Center; the ICA, Boston; the Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal; Chiado 8- Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal, and the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
Vivian Li is the curator of contemporary art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Previous appointments include those at the Worcester Art Museum; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Guggenheim, New York and Clark University. A specialist in postwar and contemporary art in Asia, she has organized exhibitions such as Slip Zone: A New Look at Postwar Abstraction in the Americas and East Asia (co-curated) and the retrospective Matthew Wong: The Realm of Appearances currently on view at the MFA Boston.
Eva Lundsager is a painter whose works evoke expansiveness and a sense of watchful waiting. Structured as an imagined, changing space, imagery simultaneously specific and indeterminate suggests life forms moving through atmosphere, over a planet's surface, and deep into solid ground.
Solo exhibitions of hers include those at Jack Tilton Gallery, New York; Greenberg Van Doren, New York; Galerie Von Lintel, Munich; Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis; and Praise Shadows, Brookline.
Christopher James is an artist, writer, and educator whose photographs, paintings, and alternative process printmaking have been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art-Boston. He has published three editions of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes.
January 2024 residency thematic:
Holding the space of change, how can we embrace transformations of context and content in our art practice and lived experiences?
Matthew Wong's Life in Light and Shadow - The New Yorker
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