Canceled: Grant Wood Fellow Talk - "A Growing Payne: Self-Meditations, Chronologies, Surrendering. Who Am I Now? " with Johnathan Payne

Mar 24, 2022

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Tonight's Grant Wood Fellow talk with Johnathan Payne is postponed due to illness. We regret the inconvenience and will reschedule as soon as possible.


"A Growing Payne: Self-Meditations, Chronologies, Surrendering. Who Am I Now?"

Taking an alternative approach to the traditional artist lecture, Payne will share personal and professional vignettes to construct a more emotionally complex narrative of an artist’s life. These stories will be supplemented with original artworks, photographs, sketchbook ephemera, and research material. How does an artist negotiate their own intersectionality alongside their studio work? Or a teaching practice? Or against the backdrop of a patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist, white supremacist national history/culture? Or the larger uncertainties of an increasingly entropic world? Payne will meditate on these questions and many more in this lecture.

Join us via Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91660008863

Johnathan Payne (he/him/they/them) obtained a BA in art from Rhodes College in 2012 and received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale School of Art in 2018. Recent exhibitions of Payne’s work include The Bridge to Uncertainty at Columbus College of Art and Design’s Beeler Gallery Project Space (2021; Columbus, OH), Threads at Foxy Production (2021; New York, NY), and Miss Lizzie’s Lattice at Deli Gallery (2020; Brooklyn, NY). He is featured in New American Paintings (MFA Annual #135), and has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Observer, and Vice. Payne was a Spring 2020 Artist-in-Residence at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, TN, and is currently the 2020–2022 Grant Wood Fellow in Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa. Payne was the inaugural recipient of the Aminah Residency in summer 2021, named after the late Columbus-based artist and MacArthur Grant recipient Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson.

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