“I make sculpture, sometimes with sound or video. I write. I write about dependency and autonomy. The work I make uses methodologies of critique, and the forms it takes are recognizable. Ultimately, though, my work is attached to a place deeper than the critical or the formal. This is a place of abundance and love, which I think is pretty common for artists.” —Park McArthur, interview, Mousse #47.
Park McArthur was born in North Carolina and lives in New York City. She has had solo exhibitions at Lars Friedrich, Berlin; Yale Union, Portland, Oregon; and Essex Street, New York City; and will present a solo exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, London, in 2016. Group exhibitions include Greater New York, MoMA P.S.1 (2015); Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York (2015); and Maintenance Required, The Kitchen, New York (2013). She holds a BA from Davidson College and an MFA from the University of Miami. She has participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
The Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice lecture series brings together artists and thinkers on the forefront of contemporary art practice to share ideas, raise questions, and engage with curious thinkers in both the UW School of Art + Art History + Design and the community at large. This annual series is organized to accompany the course Art 361/595, Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice, taught by guest lecturer Eric Fredericksen.
The series is made possible by the integral support of The New Foundation Seattle, a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the production of contemporary visual art through dynamic initiatives that stimulate artistic development, research, and presentation.
All lectures are free and open to the public; for more information, visit http://art.washington.edu/critical-issues-in-contemporary-art-practice-2016/