October 21, 2017, 3pm
Free and open to the public
A reception follows the talk at 4:00 PM in celebration of our fall exhibitions:
This event is free and open to the public.
Julia Jacquette is an American artist based in New York City and Amsterdam. A 1986 graduate of Skidmore College, she earned an MFA from Hunter College. Her work has been shown extensively at galleries and museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and The RISD Museum among other institutions. Jacquette’s work was included in the first installment of PS1’s “Greater New York” exhibition, and was the subject of a retrospective at the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Princeton University, and is currently on the faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC).
Akunyili Crosby (b. 1983, Enugu, Nigeria) moved to the United States in 1999, and is a graduate of Swarthmore College, with degrees in biology and studio art, and an MFA in painting from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in solo museum exhibitions at the Hammer Museum and Art + Practice, both in Los Angeles, and the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, and has been featured at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum. Her work is in the collections of museums around the world. Awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc. Grant; the Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, Studio Museum in Harlem; The James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize Smithsonian Museum; and the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize for Excellence in Painting, Yale University.