Sponsored by the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism, the Practice Conversations pair our professors with faculty in SAIC’s art and design departments. Tuazon will discuss her new exhibition, Future Fossils: SUM, at Hyde Park Art Center (Sept. 7 –Nov. 13):
“Every person living in America today will produce 109 tons of waste in their lifetime. To help imagine such a volume, the Future Fossils: SUM exhibition confronts the viewer with the visual evidence of only a portion of that amount. In her largest sculpture to date, Lan Tuazon constructs a house-like installation to bring together the range of mass-produced containers we shed through our lifestyle and connect it to the concept of containment, from house to Earth.”
Lan Tuazon (b.1976, Philippines) lives and works in Chicago where she is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the School of Art Institute in Chicago. Tuazon has exhibited internationally at the Neue Galerie in the Imperial Palace (Austria), Bucharest Biennale 4 (Romania), the WKV Kunstverein (Germany), and the Lowry Museum (U.K.). Solo exhibitions have been held at Brooklyn Museum and Storefront of Art and Architecture (New York), Youngworld, Inc (Detroit), and Julius Caesar (Chicago). She was awarded artist-in-residence fellowships by the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany), Headlands Art Center (U.S.), and Civitella Ranieri (Italy). Tuazon’s work has been featured in group exhibitions inNew York at 8th Floor Rubin Foundation, Artist Space, Canada Gallery, Sculpture Center, Apex Art, Exit Art; in Los Angeles at Redcat Gallery; in addition to here at Hyde Park Art Center. Lan Tuazon received her B.A. from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1999, her M.F.A. from Yale University in 2002, and graduated from Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program in 2003.
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