“Jewish, secular, American, Canadian, female, child of English professors—these facts provided a frame with blurry edges for my being,” said artist Jessica Stockholder in her recent keynote address at the 2014 College Art Association Conference in Chicago. “Any sense of knowing I might have about who I am needed to be flexible.”
As a sculptor and installation artist who grew up in Vancouver, earned a BFA from the University of Victoria, and is now chair of the University of Chicago’s department of visual arts, Stockholder reflected on various identities during her February 12 lecture. Her talk, titled “Knowing, making stuff, things, objects, and 4,198 words,” was as advertised: just under 4,200 words, and it touched on Stockholder’s oscillation between the art world and higher education.
Read more in Canadian Art magazine.