Artist Mary Kelly will speak at Pratt Institute about her influences, artwork, and career as part of the 2009-2010 Visiting Artists Lecture Series, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, in the Engineering Building, Room 371, on Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Pratt Visiting Artists Lecture Series is an annual year-long series organized by the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute to welcome nationally and internationally recognized fine artists to share their experiences with the Pratt community.

Kelly has contributed extensively to the discourse of feminism and postmodernism through her large-scale narrative installations and theoretical writings.

Her recent exhibitions include “Documenta XII,” Kassel; WACK! “Art and the Feminist Revolution,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2007; the 2004 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the 2008 Biennale of Sydney. She is the author of Post-Partum Document (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983) and Imaging Desire (MIT Press, 1996). Publications on her work include Mary Kelly, (Phaidon Press, 1997) and Rereading Post-Partum Document, (Generali Foundation, 1999).

Kelly is professor of art at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kelly is the fourth artist of eight invited to speak as part of the fall program of the 2009-2010 Visiting Artists Lecture Series. The series is coordinated by graduate students Yael Rechter and Elizabeth Stehling under the supervision of Professor Dominique Nahas in the Department of Fine Arts.

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