Artists Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe will discuss their work and process with artist and Rail contributor, Yasi Alipour. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Biswamit Dwibedy.
Carrie Moyer is an artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited widely, in both the US and Europe. Museums shows include the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and a traveling survey, Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny, that originated at the Tang Museum in 2013. Moyer has received awards from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, and Creative Capital among others. With photographer Sue Schaffner, she co-founded one of the first lesbian public art projects, Dyke Action Machine!. Moyer’s writing has appeared anthologies and periodicals such as Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Modern Painters and others. Moyer is a Professor in the Art and Art History Department where she is the Director of the Graduate Program. Moyer is represented by DC Moore Gallery.
Sheila Pepe (b. 1959, Morristown, NJ) has longstanding connections to New England. She earned a BFA in Ceramics from Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Boston, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. She was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, from 1997-1998. Pepe has also held teaching positions at many area institutions, including Rhode Island School of Design, Brandeis University, and Williams College. In 2015, Pepe was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Massachusetts College of Art + Design. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Yasi Alipour (Columbia University, MFA 2018) is an Iranian artist/writer/folder who currently lives in Brooklyn and wonders about paper, politics, and performance. She is a teacher at Columbia University and SVA and is currently a resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio program. For further information, please visit yasamanalipour.com. Yasi is also a contributor of the Rail.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and
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Biswamit Dwibedy is the author of six collections of poetry. He is the founder/editor of Anew Print and is currently, he is working on a series of mixed-genre books on medieval architecture in India, and a historical-fiction about immigrant life in early 19th century London.
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