Nicole Fleetwood will discuss the various techniques incarcerated artists use to create portraits of family members, public figures, and other prisoners. (2/20)
Nicole R. Fleetwood is a writer, curator, and professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her books are Marking Time: Art in the Era of Mass Incarceration (forthcoming), On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (2015), and Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness (2011). She is co-editor of Aperture magazine’s “Prison Nation,” a special issue focusing on photography’s role in documenting mass incarceration. Fleetwood has co/curated exhibitions on art and mass incarceration at the Andrew Freedman Home, Aperture, Cleveland Public Library, Zimmerli Museum, and the Urban Justice Center. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the NYPL’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, American Council for Learned Societies, Whiting Foundation, Schomburg Center for Scholars-in-Residence, and NJ Council for the Humanities. From 2001 to 2003, she was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Literacy at Vassar College.
Sponsored by the Art Department and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.
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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, February 7, 2019