Modern and Contemporary Forum: Nona Faustine

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

The Department of the History of Art’s Modern and Contemporary Art Forum invites you to a lecture by artist and photographer Nona Faustine on Friday, February 12, at 12 pm EST. Please register on eventbrite and join us on Zoom:

Nona Faustine is a native New Yorker and award winning photographer. In 2019 she was distinguished with the New York Foundation Arts award in Photography, BRIC Colene Brown Art Prize, Anonymous Was A Woman Award, and Finalist in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Outwin Boochever Competition. Her work focuses on history, identity and representation, evoking a critical and emotional understanding of the past and proposing a deeper examination of contemporary racial and gender stereotypes. Faustine’s work has been exhibited at Harvard University, Rutgers University, Maryland State University, Studio Museum of Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, the International Center of Photography, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and the Tomie Ohtake Institute in Brazil, among others. Her work is in the collection of the David C. Driskell Center at Maryland State University, Studio Museum of Harlem, Brooklyn Museum and the Carnegie Museum. In 2020 her work was acquired by the North Dakota Museum, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minnesota, Brandeis University, the Johnson Museum, the Minnesota Institute of Art, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Faustine’s My Country series will be on view in Fantasy America, an exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, PA, in March, 2021.