FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 6:30pm
in conversation with
Dr. jill moniz
Please join us for a discussion between Signifying Form curator jill moniz and artist Alison Saar on her practice.
Alison Saar was born in Los Angeles, California. She studied art and art history at Scripps College and received an MFA from the Otis Art Institute. She received the United States Artist Fellowship in 2012 and has also been awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and two National Endowment Fellowships. Alison has exhibited at many galleries and museums, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her art is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Baltimore Art Museum, the Modern Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sunday, MAY 21, 3pm
Curator Dr. jill moniz
in conversation with
Dr. Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins
Please join us for a discussion between Signifying Form curator jill moniz and Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins on the impact of the artists included in Signifying Form.
Dr. jill moniz holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology with a concentration in visual culture. She is formerly the Curator of Visual Arts at the California African American Museum, and a curator of the Dr. Leon O Banks Collection. Currently jill is the curator of the historic Golden State Mutual Life collection now managed by the LA County Arts Commission, as well as manager of a major private collection in the Midwest. Her exhibitions focus largely on people of color and women, with emphasis on the significance of visual narratives.
Dr. Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins has worked as an independent museum curator in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991. She holds a PhD in Art History from UCLA and an MFA in Painting from UCSB. Much of her curatorial work centers on mature artists, documenting their stories of a life in art. Since 2012 she has focused on creative non-fiction and poetry.
LeFalle-Collins is the Spring 2017 Denise Beirnes Endowed Fellow in Art History at Mills College, Oakland, CA and Camille Billops and James V. Hatch Fellowship awardee for a one-week research residency in the Rose Library at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. In 2016, her essay "James Baldwin, Beauford Delaney, and Light" was selected for presentation at The American University of Paris Conference, A Language to Dwell In: James Baldwin, Paris, and International Visions. She has also received an award for fiction and mixed genre writing from Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for an artist book inspired by her previous monograph Painting Like A Man: Mary Lovelace O’Neal.