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Artist-in-Residence Lecture: Maryam Hoseini

Maryam Hoseini, the spring 2021 artist-in-residence in the School of Art's painting + drawing program, will give a free, public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29. 

Maryam Hoseini (b. 1988, Tehran, Iran) explores the subtle relationship between bodies, physical space, and the politics of narrative. Her work utilizes painting and site-specific installation to investigate the political, social, and personal conditions of identity and gender while examining the concept of ruins, displacement, and fracture. Hoseini earned a BA from Sooreh Art University in Tehran, Iran and dual MFA degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. The artist has participated in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, 56Henry, New York, NY; The Arts Club, London, UK; Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India; The Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago IL; and The Munich Cultural Center at Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany; among others. In 2017, Hoseini had her first solo exhibition, Of Strangers and Parrots, at Rachel Uffner Gallery, and she co-curated the exhibition Other Hours at 601 Artspace, both New York, NY. In 2019, Hoseini co-curated She Models for Her as part of the inaugural exhibition, Open Call, at The Shed, New York, NY and participated in an exhibition at Ca' del Duca, curated by Tamara Chalabi and Ruya Maps in Venice, IT, coinciding with the Venice Biennale. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

About the Artist-in-Residence in Painting & Drawing

The Artist-in-Residence Program was initiated in 1982. Each semester an invited resident artist teaches both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in the painting and drawing curriculum. The AIR program has been highly successful in making a direct connection to the marketplace of ideas that surrounds art centers such as New York City, Chicago, and LA. The artists we bring to campus represent a spectrum of current sensibilities in painting and drawing holding sway in the art world today.

The AIR is integral to the core of the graduate student and undergraduate student experience and adds significantly to the vitality and vibrancy of the dialectic engaged by the various faculty and students of the School of Art.

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Thursday, April 29 at 7:30pm

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