Artist Lecture: Riva Lehrer @ UC Berkeley

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Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture: Riva Lehrer
Monday, April 11, 7:30-9 pm
Co-presented with Disability Studies

Westminster House Common Room
2315 College Ave, 2nd Floor (at Bancroft Way)

Art Practice and Disability Studies are pleased to present the final
Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture of the 2010-11 academic year. Riva
Lehrer is a Chicago-based painter, teacher and writer who has lived with
spina bifida since birth. For Lehrer, the disabled body is intensely
beautiful, memorable, unexpected, and lived in with great self-awareness.
These are not bodies that are taken for granted or left unexplored. This
beauty has often stayed unseen despite the constant, invasive public
stare. Disability is complex; it demands images that combine hard facts
with unexpected gifts.

Lehrer has lived and exhibited in Chicago since 1980. She has had solo
exhibitions at the Lafayette Museum of Art, the Chicago Cultural Center,
Susan Cummins Gallery (Mill Valley, CA), the University of Notre Dame, and
A.I.R. Gallery (NY). Museum shows include the Chicago Cultural Center, the
Mary and Leigh Bloch Museum (Evanston, IL), the Mobile Museum of Art
(Mobile, AL), the Arnot Museum (Elmira, NY), the Frye Art Museum (Seattle,
WA), the United Nations (NY), the Muskegon Museum of Art (MI), the
National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Aldrich
Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT), and the DeCordova Museum
(Lincoln, MA). Awards include the Wynn Newhouse Award for Artists of
Excellence, the Carol J. Gill Award for Disability Culture, and the
National Endowment in the Arts Individual Fellowship. She is curator of
the Access Living Collection of Art.

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