Event Title

LA Art Girls

Event Type

Talk

Location

University Hall 1000

Start Date

27-10-2010 11:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2010 11:50 AM

Description

The LA Art Girls are a group of women artists from Los Angeles who evolved from informal gatherings and studio visits, which started in 2004, as a mean of encouraging substantive discourse on contemporary art. The intentions of the LA Art Girls are to provide inspiration, support, dialogue and feedback to one another. The group strives to be a voluntary and non-hierarchical gathering of practices.
Ellina Kevorkian, chair

Panelists:
Nancy Buchanan began using video as a natural extension of performance and installation in the late 1970s. Her works, which are often socio-documentary with a wry sense of humor, have been exhibited and screened in the U.S., Europe, Korea, and Iraq. She also produces mixed-media work, drawings, and digital prints on paper and fabric. She is on the Film/Video faculty of California Institute of the Arts, where she has taught video since 1988. Buchanan was an original member of F Space Gallery in Orange County, and participated in various artist-run organizations such as Grandview I & II Galleries at The Los Angeles Woman's Building, later continuing her involvement with feminism and art through Double X.

Raised in Canada, Phyllis Green moved to California in 1978 to pursue graduate studies in art. She received an M.F.A. from U.C.L.A. in 1981, and began her professional career as an artist, teacher and curator in Los Angeles. Her practice integrates feminist politics and classic modernist themes. Trained as a ceramic artist, she produces mixed media sculpture and installations that include animation video. This work has been exhibited extensively in exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of individual artist's fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and was among the first artists to be awarded a C.O.L.A. grant by the City of Los Angeles in 1996. She has lectured in colleges and universities around the world, and is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Art Department of Loyola Marymount University, and at the Roski School of Fine Arts at U.S.C. in Los Angeles.

Nancy Popp is a Los Angeles-based artist working a range of media, including performance, video, drawing and photography. Her projects investigate the body as a site and a material, along with the risk and vulnerability of serious play. Recent exhibitions include the Overflow at the Getty Research Institute, Untitled (Street Performances) at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, The Audacity of Desperation at Gallery PS122 in New York, Documental at Pilot Projekts in Dusseldorf, and Cheking Point at The Rex Cultural Center in Belgrade. She holds degrees from Art Center College of Design and the San Francisco Art Institute.

Marjan Vayghan was born to Azerbaijani parents in Tehran, Iran, 1984. In 1995, she emigrated to the United States and settled with her family in Los Angeles. She continues to live alternately between Tehran and Los Angeles. Her practice is informed by this context of movement and flexible citizenship across both geographical and cultural spaces, and the multiple realities these spaces engender. The impetus behind her creative practice is to bridge these diverse communities into a space of creativity and understanding. Building Bridges is a series of exchanges and performances that began in 2002. As she identifies with both cultures, the annual Building Bridges exhibitions and film festivals function as a site where issues of dislocation find reconciliation. She is able to create an alternative space that engenders community and belonging for herself and those who exist between cultures, borders, and sanctions.

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Oct 27th, 11:00 AM Oct 27th, 11:50 AM

LA Art Girls

University Hall 1000

The LA Art Girls are a group of women artists from Los Angeles who evolved from informal gatherings and studio visits, which started in 2004, as a mean of encouraging substantive discourse on contemporary art. The intentions of the LA Art Girls are to provide inspiration, support, dialogue and feedback to one another. The group strives to be a voluntary and non-hierarchical gathering of practices.
Ellina Kevorkian, chair

Panelists:
Nancy Buchanan began using video as a natural extension of performance and installation in the late 1970s. Her works, which are often socio-documentary with a wry sense of humor, have been exhibited and screened in the U.S., Europe, Korea, and Iraq. She also produces mixed-media work, drawings, and digital prints on paper and fabric. She is on the Film/Video faculty of California Institute of the Arts, where she has taught video since 1988. Buchanan was an original member of F Space Gallery in Orange County, and participated in various artist-run organizations such as Grandview I & II Galleries at The Los Angeles Woman's Building, later continuing her involvement with feminism and art through Double X.

Raised in Canada, Phyllis Green moved to California in 1978 to pursue graduate studies in art. She received an M.F.A. from U.C.L.A. in 1981, and began her professional career as an artist, teacher and curator in Los Angeles. Her practice integrates feminist politics and classic modernist themes. Trained as a ceramic artist, she produces mixed media sculpture and installations that include animation video. This work has been exhibited extensively in exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of individual artist's fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and was among the first artists to be awarded a C.O.L.A. grant by the City of Los Angeles in 1996. She has lectured in colleges and universities around the world, and is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Art Department of Loyola Marymount University, and at the Roski School of Fine Arts at U.S.C. in Los Angeles.

Nancy Popp is a Los Angeles-based artist working a range of media, including performance, video, drawing and photography. Her projects investigate the body as a site and a material, along with the risk and vulnerability of serious play. Recent exhibitions include the Overflow at the Getty Research Institute, Untitled (Street Performances) at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, The Audacity of Desperation at Gallery PS122 in New York, Documental at Pilot Projekts in Dusseldorf, and Cheking Point at The Rex Cultural Center in Belgrade. She holds degrees from Art Center College of Design and the San Francisco Art Institute.

Marjan Vayghan was born to Azerbaijani parents in Tehran, Iran, 1984. In 1995, she emigrated to the United States and settled with her family in Los Angeles. She continues to live alternately between Tehran and Los Angeles. Her practice is informed by this context of movement and flexible citizenship across both geographical and cultural spaces, and the multiple realities these spaces engender. The impetus behind her creative practice is to bridge these diverse communities into a space of creativity and understanding. Building Bridges is a series of exchanges and performances that began in 2002. As she identifies with both cultures, the annual Building Bridges exhibitions and film festivals function as a site where issues of dislocation find reconciliation. She is able to create an alternative space that engenders community and belonging for herself and those who exist between cultures, borders, and sanctions.