AWP offsite reading: Monica Drake, Stephanie Land, Kelly Sundberg
March 20, 2019
PNCA's Creative Writing programs and MA in Critical Studies program are sponsoring many off-site AWP events this coming week, and one I'm most excited about is the event Monica Drake is hosting—a reading with bestselling authors Stephanie Land and Kelly Sundberg at Corporeal Center, March 29, 7pm.
Kelly Sundberg is the author of Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival. Her essays have appeared in Guernica, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Denver Quarterly, Slice Magazine, and others. Her essay “It Will Look Like a Sunset” was selected for inclusion in Best American Essays 2015, and other essays have been listed as notables in the same series. She has a PhD in Creative Nonfiction from Ohio University, and she has been the recipient of fellowships or grants from Vermont Studio Center, A Room of Her Own Foundation, Dickinson House, and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Stephanie Land is the author of the instant New York Times Best Seller MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive. As a freelance writer, her work has been featured in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Washington Post, Guardian; Vox, Salon, and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice through Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. She lives in Missoula, Montana. Follow on Instagram and Twitter @stepville or visit her website at stepville.com.
Wednesday, June 26, 6pm in the Mediatheque
The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies welcomes Aria Dean. Aria Dean will be speaking about her artwork and research. This lecture is part of the Low- Residency MFA in Visual Studies Summer Intensive Wednesday night lecture series.
Aria Dean is an artist, writer, and curator living and working in Los Angeles and New York. Her writing has appeared in publications including Artforum, Art in America, e-flux, The New Inquiry, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Spike Quarterly, Kaleidoscope Magazine, and CURA Magazine. She serves as Assistant Curator of Net Art and Digital Culture at Rhizome. She also co-directs Los Angeles project space As It Stands. Dean used the residency to produce a series of short films based on Get-Together: A Tragedy of Language, a play she wrote and directed for the Swiss Institute, New York. Her work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at such venues as the Sunroom, Richmond, Virginia (2018); Knockdown Center, Maspeth, New York (2017); de Young Museum, San Francisco (2017); and Veronica, Seattle (2017); among others.
Wednesday, June 19 in The Hammer
The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies welcomes Jessica Jackson Hutchins. Jessica Jackson Hutchins will be speaking about her artwork and research. This lecture is part of the Low- Residency MFA in Visual Studies Summer Intensive Wednesday night lecture series.
Jessica Jackson Hutchins lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Hutchins’ expressive and intuitive studio practice produces dynamic sculptural installations, collages, paintings, and large-scale ceramics, all hybrid juxtapositions of the handmade. As evidence of the artist’s dialogue with items in her studio, these works are a means by which the artist explores the intimacy of the mutual existence between art and life. Her transformations of everyday household objects, from furniture to clothing, are infused with human emotion and rawness, and also show a playfulness of material and language that is both subtle and ambitious. Based upon a willingly unmediated discourse between artist, artwork and viewer, Hutchins’ works ultimately serve to refigure an intimate engagement with materiality and form.
Hutchins had solo exhibitions at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH (2016); the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2014); the Hepworth Wakefield Museum (2013); the Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, MI (2013); and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA (2011). Significant group exhibitions include the 55th Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace (2013) and The Whitney Biennial (2010). Her work has been incorporated into public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Margulies Collection, Miami; and the Portland Art Museum, Portland.
Hutchins holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
PNCA Welcomes the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies class of 2021!
Our incoming class includes students exploring a range of materials and ideas.
Third Room presents Capital Crawl
April 5th for the opening reception of Capital Crawl, a celebration and solo multimedia installation of new works exploring disability aesthetics and identity revelry by Marie Conner.
Reception 7 – 10 pm
Performance @ 8 pm