Talk: Alicia Henry

Photo: Mark Tucker

in conversation with curator Daina Augaitis

Wednesday, February 27 | 7:00 pm | Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre | FREE

Henry and Augaitis will speak about Henry's exhibition, Witnessing, at The Power Plant in Toronto, which Augaitis curated.  

Alicia Henry lives, works and teaches at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Henry’s work has been shown at the Whitney Museum, New York; Drawing Center, New York’ Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; Frist Center for the Visual Arts; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Fisk University, Nashville; and Nashville International Airport. She has received numerous awards such as the Joan Mitchel Foundation award, the Ford Foundation Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship and, most recently, the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. A native of Illinois, Henry received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA at Yale University, and completed a residency at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Organized by Allyson Clay. Presented as part of the inaugural SCA Speakers Series of free talks over the spring semester at the SCA, organized by the school's Equity Committee. An objective of the series is to turn a necessary reflexive look back onto the school and the university at large, as well as across the arts more generally, in an effort to critically address enduring structures and patterns of privilege and disadvantage. Presented with support from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

February 27, 2019