360 Speaker Series: Liz Glynn

Artist

August 23, 2014

Liz Glynn uses epic historical narratives to explore cycles of growth, decay, and regeneration through participatory performances, large-scale installations, sculptural objects, and intimate interactions. 

The Nasher’s ongoing speaker series features conversations and lectures on the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the minds behind some of the world’s most innovative artwork, architecture, and design.  

Glynn’s handmade sculptural objects, installations for collaborative participatory performances, and architectonic monuments crafted with minimal means are positioned at the intersection of contemporary art’s most challenging operations: site-specificity, institutional critique, performativity, and public engagement.

“Glynn is one of the most interesting sculptors working in Los Angeles right now. She’s not just making sculptures; she is activating them so they become mass gathering spaces.” --Cecilia Alemani, curator of Frieze Projects

Liz Glynn Biography

Liz Glynn’s work has been exhibited across the United States at venues including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Machine Project, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, the REDCAT Lounge, John Connolly Presents (NYC), in The Generational: Younger than Jesus at the New Museum in New York City, and in the Made in Los Angeles biennial at the Hammer museum. Reviews of her work have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Art Lies, and Artforum among others. Glynn has attended residencies at O'Artoteca in Milan, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and ArtPace, San Antonio. She was awarded the California Community Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2010. Glynn received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and her BA from Harvard College.

Sponsors

Support for the 360 series is underwritten in part by Sylvia Hougland, in honor of her husband, Curtis Hougland.

Supported in part by: Dallas Arts District Foundation

Media Partner: Glasstire