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Fall 2023 Evening Lecture Series

The New York Studio School is pleased to announce its Fall 2023 Evening Lecture Series! All lectures will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30pm ET both in person at 8 W 8th Street and livestreamed on Zoom and YouTube Live. To learn more and to register to join from wherever you are, please visit our Evening Lectures page. 

Highlights from the Fall 2023 Series: 

Ilana Savdie, “Tickling the Before and After,” 2023, oil, acrylic, and beeswax on canvas stretched on panel, 120 x 86 inches

Ilana Savdie: On Her Work

Ilana Savdie (b. 1986) was raised between Barranquilla, Colombia, and Miami, Florida, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Drawing from the history of abstraction, folklore, human anatomy, horror, and pop culture, Savdie creates uncanny abstractions considering how power structures can be resisted, transgressed, and dismantled.

Savdie received an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She participated in the 2022 Emerging Artist Residency Program at Horizon Art Foundation, Los Angeles, and was a fellow in the NXTHVN Fellowship Program in New Haven. The artist has also been the subject of solo exhibitions, including Radical Contractions at The Whitney Museum of American Art (2023), In Jest at White Cube, London (2022); Entrañadas at Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (2021); and Swimming in Contaminated Waters at Deli Gallery, New York (2021).

Henry “Hank” Delano Gobin (Kwi Tlum Kadim) (Tulalip/Snohomish, 1941–2013), “Northwest Design,” 1966, casein and ink on paper. MoCNA Collection, Honors Collection.

Lara M. Evans and Manuela Well-Off-Man: Action/Abstraction Redefined—A Conversation

Lara M. Evans (Cherokee Nation) is an art historian based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She earned her PhD at the University of New Mexico. Her most recent curatorial project is Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Invitational 2023: Sharing Honors and Burdens. After a long career as art history faculty, Dr. Evans is now Vice President of Programs for First Peoples Fund, where she builds arts infrastructure for Native communities.

Manuela Well-Off-Man is an art historian and chief curator at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has curated national and international contemporary Native American art exhibitions and authored numerous catalog essays and magazine articles. Well-Off-Man received her Ph.D. in art history from the Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, and her M.A. degree in art history, archaeology and pedagogy from the University of Cologne, Germany.

Jesse Mockrin, “Exhibition,” 2023, oil on canvas, 29 x 20 inches. Photo by Marten Elder.

Jesse Mockrin: Re-framing Art History

Jesse Mockrin received her M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 2011, and her B.A. from Barnard College, New York in 2003. She has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York), and Galerie Perrotin (Seoul). Her work is in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Rubell Family Collection, the KRC Collection, and the Hans-Joachim and Gisa Sander Foundation. Mockrin’s work has been covered extensively, appearing in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, Artforum, T Magazine, Modern Painters, and Art Agenda, among others. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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