New York-based artist Marie Lorenz will deliver the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture. Her work is rooted in the exploration and narrative of New York City’s waterfronts. Combining psycho-geographic exploration with highly crafted, material forms, Lorenz uses boats to create an uncertain space and bring about a heightened awareness of place. In 2005, she started her Tide and Current Taxi project, taking people around the New York Harbor in a boat built from salvaged materials, using the tide to guide her navigation. Solo exhibitions include Waterways, at the Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery at Bennington College (Bennington, Vt.); Tide and Current Taxi, at the Rib Gallery (Rotterdam, Netherlands); and Graybelt, a multimedia project funded by the Bridging Barriers research initiative, at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of many awards and residencies, including the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Lorenz earned an MFA from Yale.
This lecture is also part of the NCAA 50th annual conference hosted by WashU’s Sam Fox School.