Henry Art Gallery
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice: Raha Raissnia

Raha Raissnia is an artist whose practice encompasses painting, drawing, filmmaking, and performance. Creating layered works in various mediums, her performances have involved projecting films and slides onto her large paintings with musical accompaniment. Raissnia has collaborated with musicians such as Charles Curtis, Briggan Krauss, Dalius Naujo, Panagiotis Mavridis, and Aki Onda. Raissnia's work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, and Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Miguel Abreu Gallery; the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Sarah Lawrence College; and White Columns. Raissnia's film screenings and performances have taken place at venues including ISSUE Project Room, The Kitchen, The Stone, The Firehouse Space, Dundee Contemporary Art Festival in Scotland, and the 56th Venice Biennale. Raissnia received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1992) and an MFA from Pratt Institute (2002). She has been an Adjunct Professor of Drawing at the City College of New York and Parsons the New School of Design. Her exhibition at the Drawing Center, New York, opens on February 4, 2018.



Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice is organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington with support from the Henry Art Gallery. The general public is invited to sit alongside degree-seeking individuals studying fine art to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art. Following the public lectures, UW graduate and undergraduate art students enrolled in ART 361/595 interface with the visiting artists in the classroom and studio.



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