Suzanne Wright | Drawings and Collages | Guest Speaker
2020 is the year of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in America.
We celebrate the women who led the struggle, and honor all women who inspired them, Maquoketa Art Experience will host SUZANNE WRIGHT, an artist residency at the University of Iowa to discuss her artist medium and her journey as a woman in the art world today, as a part of the Regional Women’s Art Exhibit Commemorating Women’s Suffrage | April and May 2020 at the Maquoketa Art Experience
APRIL 12, 2020 AT 2:OOPM
Guest speaker, Suzanne Wright is currently an Grant Wood Fellow, Painting & Drawing She is an artist and professor living and working in Los Angeles. She earned her BFA at Cooper Union & MFA at the University of California San Diego & also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Wright’s Paintings, drawings and collages propose a contemporary feminist alchemy, forging alternative frames of reference with new perspectives that attempt to lead us to a re-vitalized kind of perception,equality and empowerment. Her most recent solo show “Feminist Alchemy” was on view at Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles in 2018, researching the architecture of Washington D.C. and Using Google Earth to view the capital city from an aerial perspective, the painting series created an inverted, ‘feminized’ version of the city’s monuments, opening a dialogue that responds to those historically masculine symbols of power. Other recent exhibitions were at Commonwealth and Council in LA called “The Rainbow Control Room” and Angel’s Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro California. She has been included in exhibitions at Stephen Friedman Gallery,London, Stefan Stux, Claire Oliver Gallery, and Monya Rowe, in New York. In 2014 She was awarded the Kraus visiting professorship in Painting and Drawing at Carnegie Mellon, and has taught a several universities in New York and Los Angeles. Her work can be seen in publications including Cock, Paper, Scissors, Feminist Landscapes, Strange Attractors, Armpit of the Mole and Art and Queer Culture (Phaidon, 2013). Wright has been an active member of various AIDS and LGBTQ organizations, including ACT UP/New York from1989-1998.