Painters Lisa Corinne Davis and Shirley Kaneda join Rail contributor Steel Stillman for a conversation. We conclude with a PennSound video recording of Julie Patton reading a poem.
In this talk
Lisa Corinne Davis
Based in Brooklyn, Lisa Corinne Davis is a painter exploring the complex relationship between race, culture, classification and contingency. Born in Baltimore, Davis received a BFA from Pratt Institute, and an MFA from Hunter College. Her paintings have been exhibited across the US and are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is currently represented by Miles McEnery Gallery, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, and The Mayor Gallery, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship, three Artist Fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
Artist Shirley Kaneda was born and raised in Tokyo and is a naturalized American. She received her BFA from Parsons School of Design. Kaneda has had more than 25 solo shows internationally such as at Jack Shainman Gallery, Feigen Contemporary, Danese Gallery in New York as well as Bernard Jacobson Gallery in London, Annandale Galleries, Sydney Australia as well as at Centre d’Art Contemporain in Sete and Centre d’ivry in Paris, France. She has written essays such as “Painting and its Others: The Feminine in Abstract Painting” and its sequel, “The Feminine in Abstract Painting Reconsidered,” and is a Contributing Editor for Bomb Magazine. Kaneda is a recipient of many awards such as the Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Award, and Pollock Krasner Foundation.
Based in New York, Steel Stillman is an artist and writer. His most recent exhibitions include solo shows at Soloway in Brooklyn and Galerie van Gelder in Amsterdam and group shows at Vistamare in Pescara, Italy, and Carriage Trade, Kerry Schuss, and Magenta Plains, all in New York. His books and catalogues include Analogy and Black Point, both published by Hassla. Stillman teaches in the MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media department at the School of Visual Arts and is a contributing editor at Art in America.