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Painting Lecture Series: Leeza Meksin

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mar 19

Tue, Mar 19 2019, 7PM - 9PM

Timken Lecture Hall | 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, California, 94107 View map

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Leeza Meksin is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working in painting, installation, public art and multiples. Born in the former Soviet Union, she immigrated to the United States with her family in 1989. Her work investigates (the often false) binaries of male/female, dressed/naked, public/private, and highlights parallels between conventions of painting, architecture and our bodies. Meksin has created site-specific installations for The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn (2018-19), The National Academy of Design, NYC (2018), The Lenfest Center for the Arts, NYC (2017), The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City (2016), The Kitchen, NYC (2015), BRIC Media Arts, Brooklyn (2015), Brandeis University (2014), and in a National Endowment for the Arts funded project in New Haven, CT for Artspace (2012). She is the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist grant (2015) and in 2013 co-founded Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run gallery and curatorial collective in Brooklyn, NY. Meksin received a MFA from The Yale School of Art, a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Joint BA/MA in Comparative Literature and Humanities from The University of Chicago. In 2015 Meksin was appointed to the faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts, where she is currently serves as the Director of New Genres and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Visual Arts Program. Meksin has been awarded an artist residency at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX for Fall 2019, and has been commissioned by the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum to create a site-specific temporary sculpture on the grounds of the Museum for 2019-2020. For more information please visit

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Free and open to the public.