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Elisa Jensen, Mark Lewis, Stanley Lewis, and Ro Lohin

Ruth Miller’s Enduring View—A Panel Discussion

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.

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Ruth Miller, “Skull & Shell,” 2023, oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches

A panel discussion will be held in conjunction with our exhibition Ruth Miller’s Enduring View, on view at NYSS’s Main Gallery from September 8 to October 22, 2023. Artists Elisa Jensen, Mark Lewis, Stanley Lewis, and Ro Lohin will be in conversation about the life and work of Ruth Miller.

Elisa Jensen lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  She has received awards for her work from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The National Academy Museum, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Solo and two person shows include those at Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY; David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn; John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY; The Painting Center, NYC;  Royal Danish Consulate General, NYC; and Morsø Kunstforening, Denmark. Her work has been reviewed and featured in Two Coats of Paint, Whitehot Magazine, Artinterviewsny.com, Hyperallergic, Artcritical.com, The New York Sun, and The New York Times. Jensen graduated from Smith College and the New York Studio School. She currently teaches at the New York Studio School and Pratt Institute.

Mark Lewis constructs large-scale collages with paper, graphite, and paint on site at urban locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lewis completed his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute and received his MFA in painting at Yale University. He is represented by the Bowery Gallery in NYC. Mark has been a guest lecturer and taught in numerous programs including The University of Tulsa, American University, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, Chautauqua, Mt. Gretna School of Art, FIT, and New York Studio School. Recently, Lewis curated Ruth Miller: Painted Presence (Grid Books, 2023), a collection of written individual observations by painters and writers sharing their insights into Ruth Miller’s paintings and drawings.

Stanley Lewis studied art at Wesleyan University (BA 1963) and Yale University (MFA 1967). A beloved teacher, he has taught at several institutions including American University, Kansas City Art Institute and Chautauqua Institution, among many others. Lewis has been exhibiting since the early 70s is in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, National Academy of Design, and Katzen Art Center at American University, among others. Lewis is represented by Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York.

Painter Ro Lohin received a BFA from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studied at NYSS, and earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally for thirty years. She has taught painting at Alfred University; Western Carolina University; and Mt. Gretna School of Art. She was Director and co-owner of the Lohin Geduld Gallery, NY, for ten years, where she organized several exhibitions of Ruth Miller’s work.

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