Lectures and Workshops

Grad Art Seminar: Lisa Cohen

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

7:15 pm - 10:00 pm Add to Calendar

Los Angeles Times Media Center
ArtCenter College of Design
1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA 91103

The Spring 2024 Graduate Art guest lecture series, organized by Jack Bankowsky

Lisa Cohen

This event is free & open to the public. RSVP’s are not required.

See the full Spring 2024 Seminar schedule here.

Lisa Cohen is a writer whose work brings together queer poetics and archival research to explore undervalued forms of knowledge and feeling. She is the author of the critically acclaimed group biography All We Know: Three Lives (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle, the Lambda Literary Award, and the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography. At once a series of intimate portraits and an investigation of style, sexuality, and the genre of biography itself, the book explores hidden histories of modernism and troubled questions about searches for ephemeral lives and modes of making. Her essays on literary and visual cultures have appeared in The London Review of Books, The Paris Review, Post45, Bookforum, Fashion Theory, The Boston Review, and Semiotext(e)’s Animal Shelter, among many other publications. Recent writing on art and artists has been published in the catalogue for Chryssa & New York, as well as Archivist Addendum, the New York Times’s T Magazine, and BOMB. A member of the creative writing faculty at Wesleyan University since 2007, her current projects include a book-length meditation on friendship, grief, HIV/AIDS, and long Enlightenment legacies.

Image credits: Courtesy of Writer

The Graduate Art Seminar is a forum for graduate students and members of the ArtCenter community to enter into dialog with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. The Seminar is a core component of ArtCenter's Graduate Art program. The Seminar is also free and open to the public.

ArtCenter's Graduate Art program is based on intensive studio practice and rigorous academic coursework. The program is distinguished by its low faculty-to-student ratio, which provides students with the attention and feedback they need to refine and achieve their artistic goals. Faculty and students are artists working in all genres of film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. A significant number of alumni have achieved national and international acclaim and often return to share their insights and expertise as visiting faculty and guest lecturers.