Artist’s talk with Karen Lofgren introduced by PhD researcher Victoria Lucas: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Los Angeles-based artist Karen Lofgren will be introduced by SHU PhD researcher at SHU Victoria Lucas at an artist’s talk on 14 February 2018. Karen’s current research focus is on ‘cultural beliefs and how they influence approaches to sickness and cure from a more-or-less feminist and decolonial standpoint’.
Artist’s Talk: Karen Lofgren
14 February 2018
1PM – 2PM
Karen Lofgren is Fulbright Core Scholar at UAL, Central St. Martins College in 2017/2018. With an MFA from CalArts, she is a Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based artist working in sculpture, installation, and mixed mediums. The work taps into cultural anxiety, contemporary ritual, and mythology through objects and environments at life scale. Recent solo exhibitions include Other Relevant Experience at Royale Projects Contemporary Art; On the River at VOLUME; Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050 with High Desert Test Sites; and Stabilizers at Armory Center for the Arts, as well as shows at LACE; Pitzer Art Galleries; PØST; and Machine Project. Group exhibitions include Commonwealth & Council; LACMA; Human Resources; Bank of America Plaza; MASS Gallery; Vancouver Biennale; and Palm Springs Art Museum. Her projects have received support from the Mike
Kelley Foundation; the Canada Council for the Arts; Durfee Foundation; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Ranch Projects; and West of Rome Public Art.
Further information about the work can be found at here.
Victoria Lucas is a British artist based in Sheffield and is currently a part-time, practice-led PhD researcher at Sheffield Hallam University.