Visiting Artist Judy Pfaff to Speak at Marywood


The Marywood University Art Department Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents a lecture by Judy Pfaff on Monday, April 23, at 3 p.m. This special event will take place in Media 160 in the Learning Resources Center and will be followed by a reception in the nearby Shields Center for Visual Arts. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

As a pioneer of installation art, Pfaff has had over 100 major-solo installations across the country and abroad, at such venues as the Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Denver Art Museum; Saint Louis Art Museum; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Pfaff represented the United States in the 1998 São Paolo Biennial.

Her work is included in many public and private collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; The Brooklyn Museum; The Detroit Institute of Arts; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; the Elvehjem Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; and National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Pfaff is the recipient of numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship (2004); Award of Merit Gold Medal for Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (2002); a Bessie Award (1984); a Guggenheim Fellowship (1983); and National Endowment for the Arts grants (1979, 1986).

She is the Richard B. Fisher Professor in the Arts and Co-Chair of the Studio Arts Program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and currently lives and works in Kingston and Tivoli, New York.

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. This event is sponsored by the Marywood University Cultural Affairs Committee.

For more information, please contact Steven Alexander at (570) 348-6211 x2691.