VAI Lifelong Learning | Next Week’s Events

We welcome Liza Lou as the next guest speaker in our VAI Artist Talks series. The talk takes place next Thursday (12 May) at 4pm on online via zoom.

Liza Lou (b. New York, NY; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) is an artist who for the past thirty years has made sculpture, paintings, drawings and room-size environments that induce states of wonder, beginning with the groundbreaking Kitchen (1991-1996) – a solid beaded room-size environment now in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and other large scale sculptures, such as Back Yard, (1996-1999), in the collection of Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, which consists of over 250,000 handmade blades of grass made of beads, and Trailer (1998-2000), a film noir tableau made of glass beads contained inside a forty-foot long trailer home, now in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

From 2005-2020 the artist lived and worked in Durban, South Africa, where she founded an art studio which included a women’s advocacy program—the first of its kind to combine social practice within an art studio setting, offering interest free loans, paid scholarships and other support systems for her studio team.

To hear more about Liza’s practice and to participate in the Q&A session thereafter, please book your place for this online webinar here.

We hope you can join us.

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