Parsons

  • H. Lan Thao Lam

    Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

    Office Location:

    Parsons East

    Profile:

    Lam is a bi-national, bilingual artist whose work examines the ramifications of the past for the current socio-political moment through object-making, installation, film, video, writing and intervention. For over ten years, she has been active as “Lin + Lam,” producing collaborative multidisciplinary projects about immigration, sites of residual trauma, national identity and historical memory. Lam was a Whitney Museum Independent Study fellow, and considers her experiences in refugee camps and housing projects also part of her education. Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally at venues, including The New Museum, The Kitchen, NY; Carpenter Center, Harvard University; 3rd Guangzhou Triennial; Arko Art Center, Korean Arts Council, Seoul; Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taipei; rum46, Denmark; Cold City Gallery and Lennox Contemporary, Toronto. She has been awarded the Canada Council for the Arts – Media Art Grant, Vera List Center for Art and Politics Fellowship, H.L. Rous Sculpture Award, and James Robertson Environmental Design Award. Lan Thao’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Art Forum, the New York Times, Art Journal, the Huffington Post, Time Out Hong Kong, and Art Asia Pacific. She was most recently faculty in the MFA Interdisciplinary Art program at Goddard College, and has previously taught at The Cooper Union, Vermont College of Fine Arts, and Middle Tennessee State University. She has an MFA in Visual Art from the California Institute of the Arts and AOCA in Sculpture/Installation from Ontario College of Art.

    Current Courses:

    Graduate Core: Studio Visits

    Advanced Practice:

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Core Studio: Senior Thesis 1

    Core Studio: Senior Thesis 2

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