Nicole Eisenman at Hunter Zabar Visiting Artist
Fall 2016 Zabar Visiting Artist Series at Hunter College
Public Lecture: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Roosevelt House Auditorium
The Hunter College Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce a public lecture by Nicole Eisenman, as part of the Fall 2016 Judith Zabar Visiting Artist Series, Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the in the Roosevelt House Auditorium. An integral part of Hunter College since 1943, Roosevelt House is located at 47-49 East 65th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues in Manhattan.
The recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in 2015 and winner of the Carnegie Prize in 2013, Nicole Eisenman is best known for paintings and sculptures that engage the human figure and the figurative tradition in western art. Set in bedrooms and barrooms, in parks and on street corners, her works are sometimes allegorical and often sardonic in their approach to questions of identity and sexuality, families and communities. Born in Verdun, France, Eisenman received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design before moving to New York, where she has lived and worked since the late 1980s. Her work has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions including, most recently, “Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories’ at the New Museum in Manhattan, and “Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013,” which originated at the Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis, and traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.