|When||February 20, 2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM|
|Where||Logan Center, Room 802|
|Contact Information||Department of Visual Arts (DOVA)|
|Description||A public talk with Deb Sokolow as part of the Department of Visual Arts' Open Practice Committee and Undergraduate Lecture Series. |
Deb Sokolow is a Chicago-based artist and writer whose text-driven, diagrammatic drawings and artist books blend fact with fiction and speculate both comically and critically on a variety of topics, including the details of shadowy histories, the foibles of heads of state, organizational brainwashing and the lives of male geniuses.
Sokolow has exhibited her work at the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands, the 4th Athens Biennale in Greece, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen in Germany, the Drawing Center in New York, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, a MATRIX exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut and in Chicago at the Smart Museum and Western Exhibitions. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Thomas J Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
Sokolow’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Washington Post, Artforum, Hyperallergic and featured in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Best American Comics 2017,
Creative Time’s Comics project and in Vitamin D2, a survey on contemporary drawing. Sokolow is a recipient of an Artadia award and residencies at Art Omi and Nordic Artists’ Centre in Norway. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004 and is currently an associate professor of instruction in the department of Art, Theory, Practice at Northwestern University.
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