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Fall 2023 Evening Lecture Series
August 31, 2023 · Lecture Series Archive
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: 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).
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.