Jessica Stockholder: New Chair of the Department of Visual Arts
Join us in welcoming Jessica Stockholder, as she assumes her new role as Professor and Chair of the Department of Visual Arts (DOVA) at the University of Chicago. The artist, whose work has brought a shared understanding of what sculpture could be, will share insights into her art, reflecting on how her work has evolved and what is currently informing her artistic practice.
Stockholder's appointment comes as the University prepares for the opening of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, which will house DOVA, as well as studio, teaching, rehearsal, and performance space for several arts programs on campus.
Stockholder has won international acclaim for her genre-defying multimedia installation pieces. In 2007, she received the Lucelia Artist Award, which recognizes exceptional American artists under 50, from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her work has been shown at the Dia Center for the Arts, the Whitney Museum for American Art, Museum of Modern Art PS1, the Venice Biennale, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago exhibited Stockholder's installation, "Skin Toned Garden Mapping," in 1991.
Stockholder studied art at the University of Victoria and received an MFA from Yale University, where she taught from 1999 to 2011.