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J. Morgan Puett

J. Morgan Puett

Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Living Artist, J. Morgan Puett


The Marywood University Art Department DISTINGUISHED VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES presents a lecture by trans-disciplinary artist J. MORGAN PUETT on Wednesday October 20 at 4:00 pm. This special event will take place in Comerford Theater in the Science Center at Marywood, and will be followed by a reception in the Shields Visual Arts Center. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Morgan Puett is a trans-disciplinary creative producer with accomplished work in the areas of installation art practices, clothing and furniture design, architecture, fine art, film, photography, and more – rearranging these intersections by applying conceptual tools including research-based methods in history, biology, new economies, design, textiles, and collaboration. Puett’s early work forged new territory by intervening into the fashion system with a series of storefront installations and clothing/dwelling/event projects in Manhattan in the eighties and nineties. She then produced an extensive series of research installations on the histories of the needle trade systems in museums around the world. An innovator in the realm of new social engagement, Puett is also the architect of The Mildred’s Lane Project, in Beach Lake, PA, which she founded and co-directs with Mark Dion. It is a place that continues to forge new ground citing that being is profoundly a social and political practice.

Puett holds an MFA in sculpture and experimental filmmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received prestigious awards from the Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the United States Artists Simon Fellowship, the Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship, Anonymous Was A Woman, and many others.  

Puett exhibits, lectures, and teaches extensively in venues that include MoMA, NYC; Musashimo Art University, Tokyo; Contemporary Art Center, Tblisi, Republic of Georgia; Queens Museum of Art, NYC; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; University of Venice, Italy; ARTEX, Arnheim, Netherlands; Mass MoCA, Ma.; Spoleto, USA, Charleston, SC; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and others. Her work is in the Tate Modern in London, The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

The Marywood University Art Department takes great pleasure in hosting this important and valuable lecture. Audience members will have an opportunity to meet the artist at the reception immediately following the lecture.

The lecture takes place in conjunction with the exhibition “Workstyles: The Labor Portraits of Mildred’s Lane in Conversation with The Maslow Collection,” on view in the Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art.

For more information please contact Ryan Ward at 570-348-6211, ext. 2520.