Susan Mogul is a video pioneer, having been involved with the medium since the early 1970s. Initially producing an important series of humorous and staunchly feminist performance videos, her practice quickly expanded to more complicated and experimental forms of narrative, including feature-length work.
Mogul’s video/film retrospective was presented at the Swiss Festival International de Cinéma, Visions du Réel, in 2009. Driving Men (2008), a feature-length film, was on the film festival circuit in Japan, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, India, Serbia, Estonia, Poland, and Taiwan. In 2011, Mogul’s video art and photo collages were in five Pacific Standard Time exhibitions organized by the Getty Foundation in Southern California. Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video devotes a chapter to Mogul's work and career, and the UCLA Oral History Program printed the volume, “Susan Mogul: An Oral History.”
Mogul has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Independent Television Service (ITVS) commission, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Getty Trust Fellowship, Tree of Life grant, and Center for Cultural Innovation innovative project grants. Mogul’s museum exhibitions include the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice is a free public lecture series. The series is organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington and is sponsored by The Boeing Company with support from Henry Art Gallery. The lecture series happens over seven Thursday evenings this winter in the Henry’s auditorium. The general public is invited to sit alongside degree-seeking individuals studying fine art to share ideas and raise questions on contemporary art and its place in society and our imaginations. 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.
Lectures begin at 7 pm. Attendees are encouraged to register for individual lectures in order to secure seating.