Lauren Moya Ford: On Naoko Matsubara

Nov 26, 2019 4:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

This lecture will highlight Lauren Moya Ford's relationship to the Japanese-Canadian woodcut printmaker Naoko Matsubara, noting the exchange of information and surprising connections made between art and artists through time and space.

While in residence as a Guest Artist in Print at UT, Lauren Moya Ford will be working with large scale black and white monoprints and risograph prints. The content will alternate between schematic shapes and elements with personal meaning. She will display these works made in collaboration with students at the Visual Arts Center in the Fieldwork Gallery from January 24 to February 6, 2020.

Lauren Moya Ford (Boca Ratón, 1986) is an artist, writer, and translator based in Madrid, Spain. She has exhibited and performed her work at The Menil Collection and at art spaces in Austin, Tokyo, Montreal, Galveston, Madrid, and Porto. Her artwork and writing have been featured in Apollo– The International Art Magazine, Artsy Magazine, Asymptote Journal, Fields Magazine, Glasstire, Gulf Coast Journal, Harlequin Creature, Heads Magazine, Hyperallergic, Kyoto Journal, Mousse Magazine, Paper Journal, Sightlines, and The Island Review. She has completed artist residencies at El Centro de Arte La Regenta (Las Palmas, ES), O Sol Aceita a Pele para Ficar (Guimarães, PT), and Ox Bow School of Art (Michigan, US). Selected awards include the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center Fellowship for Interdisciplinarity and the Frank Freed Travel Grant for research in Mexico City.

Guest Artist in Print Program (GAPP) focuses on contemporary print and expanded media in the form of ephemeral project-based work that includes performance, publication, and installation. Through direct engagement with students, GAPP artists provoke thorough, intellectual, and exciting conversation about the state of contemporary print.

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