Artist and educator Lisa Lapinski will deliver the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture.
Lapinski earned a BA from University of California, San Diego (1990) and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design (2000). Lapinski lives and works in Houston, Texas, and is currently an associate professor of art at Rice University, where she teaches undergraduate sculpture. Miss Swiss: Lisa Lapinski, a co-publication between the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin and Inventory Press, Los Angeles, her most comprehensive monograph to date, will be released this year. Published on the occasion of Drunk Hawking, her 2019 survey exhibition at the VAC in Austin, the book will include never before published images of Lapinski’s exhibitions and artworks from 2000 to the present, alongside contributions by Bruce Hainley, Graham Bader, Kyle Dancewicz, Sabrina Tarasoff, and MacKenzie Stevens, as well as a conversation between the artist and Viola Schmidtt. Designed by artists Laura Owens and Asha Schechter of Apogee Press, the book will be an inventive collaboration between Owens, Schechter, and Lapinski and provide new insights into Lapinski’s influential and idiosyncratic practice.
Venues for previous solo exhibitions include: Sylvia’s Sculpture Garden, Houston (2019); Kristina Kite, Los Angeles (2017); Naming Rights, London (2015); Johann König, Berlin (2006, 2011, 2014); Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto (2010); Shürmann Berlin (2009); MOCA, Los Angeles (2008); Midway Contemporary Art (2007); and Richard Telles (2001, 2003, 2008); amongst others. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Moody Art Center, Houston (2018); Wallspace, New York (2014); Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam (2014); Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2013); Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles (2011); Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2010); MOCA, Los Angeles (2010); Gladstone Gallery, New York (2010), the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2009); The Approach, London (2008); Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York (2007); Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2007); Sprueth Magers Projekte, Munich (2007); Whitney Museum of Art, New York (2006); Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2005); and Galerie Nelson, Paris (2005). She was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004.
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