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ARTSpeak Lecture: Artist Naudline Pierre in Conversation with Curator Legacy Russell

March 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The ARTSpeak Lecture Series hosts Naudline Pierre in conversation with curator Legacy Russell. Pierre is the Studio Museum in Harlem’s artist in residence and Legacy Russell is the museum’s associate curator of exhibitions. The central subject of Naudline Pierre’s paintings serves as an alter ego, an unearthly representation rendered in a spectrum of colors. As the artist has stated about her work, she is “acknowledging the incredible history contained with my body and transferring it to a visual language co-opted from the dominant Western art historical canon.” Pierre’s residency at the Studio Museum is through Sept. 1, 2020. The works produced during her residency will be presented at MoMA PS1 in the summer of 2020.

Brooklyn-based Naudline Pierre has works in many permanent collections including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Her exhibitions include For I Am With You Until the End of Time (2019), at Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles; Touch Not My Beloved (2018), at New Image Art in Los Angeles; and Visitors (2017), at Thierry Goldberg Gallery in New York. Pierre has also had a residency at the Terra Foundation for American Art in France and was the recipient of the Estée Lauder Merit Award from the New York Academy of Art.

Born and raised in New York City, Legacy Russell is a writer and curator whose recent exhibitions include Projects 110 : Michael Armitage, organized with Thelma Golden and The Studio Museum in Harlem at MoMA (2019); Dozie Kanu : Function (2019); Chloë Bass : Wayfinding (2019); Radical Reading Room (2019) at The Studio Museum in Harlem; and MOOD: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2018–19 (2019) at MoMA PS1. Russell’s ongoing academic work and research focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual. She is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation 2019 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art and a 2020 Rauschenberg Residency Fellow. Her first book, Glitch Feminism, is forthcoming from Verso Books in fall 2020.

This event is part of the ARTSpeak 2019–20 lecture series presented by the Department of Fine Arts and and has been made possible with support from the School of Art and Design.

For more information, visit blog.fitnyc.edu/artspeak.

This event is free and open to the public.


March 3, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY United States


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