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AMT Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Dana Schutz

6:15 p.m.

Dana Schutz graduated with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2000 and received the MFA from Columbia University in 2002. Her work is represented in major museums in North America and Europe. Her first European solo show, Self Eaters and the People Who Love Them, was mounted in Paris’ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin. Her bright, fantastical works have been compared to Currin, Goya, and Katz. Of her work, Mei Chin wrote that “dissection and dismemberment abound in Dana Schutz's work, all offset by sunny colors and a pert sense of humor... Schutz loves to give her characters life and then cut them up. Yet hers is a blithe cruelty, the curiosity of a child playing at being a creator. Even when she hates, she does it with whimsy.” Discussing her Self Eaters series, Schutz described her imaginative approach: “I was thinking of the paintings as real artifacts from that invented situation. As the series was going on, I questioned whether I should fictionalize my role as the artist.”

The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. The lecture series, organized by Coco Fusco, director of intermedia initiatives at AMT, invites renowned artists from across the globe to give free public presentations each Wednesday.


Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served