Talk by Shizu Saldamando, 2019-20 Wanlass Artist in Residence

March 19, 2019 | 4:30pm
2019-03-19 16:30:00 2024-04-09 22:16:16 Talk by Shizu Saldamando, 2019-20 Wanlass Artist in Residence <p>Join us for an artist talk by Shizu Saldamando, the 2019-2020 Wanlass Artist in Residence.</p> <p>Come learn about her practice within the context of the course she will teach next semester.</p> America/Los_Angeles public

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ARTS290 Body Talk: deconstructing representations of the figure in contemporary art

Using drawing and painting techniques we will analyze and critique "the figure” in both art history and in contemporary media. Utilizing post-colonial discourse, intersectional feminist and gender theory, identity politics and popular studies, the class will read critical essays on the body and apply it to their writings and art work.

About the artist:

Shizu Saldamando was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from UCLA’s School of Arts and Architecture and her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. Her drawings, paintings, sculptures, and videos have been exhibited both locally and internationally and experiment with a broad range of surfaces and materials. Saldmando’s portraiture employs painting and drawing on canvas, wood, paper and cloth, and functions as homage, as well as documentation, of subcultures within and around the Los Angeles metropolitan area. A selection of her solo exhibitions include When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA; All Tomorrow’s Parties, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA; There is a Place, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and Stay Gold, Space 47, San Jose, CA. Selected group exhibitions include: Phantom Sightings at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Trans-Pacific Borderlands, part of the Getty Pacific Standard Time initiative at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA; We Must Risk Delight: Twenty Artists from Los Angeles, an official collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale; Drawing the Line at Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA and The High Art of Riding Low at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

The Wanlass Artist in Residence Program is made possible by generous support from the Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation.