Galleries of Contemporary Art
Visiting Artists and Critics Series: Lenka Clayton

Visiting Artists and Critics Series: Lenka Clayton

March 7, 2019 | 6:30 PM

Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


This event is free, but space is limited—register now to secure your spot.


Lenka Clayton is an interdisciplinary artist. In previous projects, she has searched for and photographed every person mentioned by name in a German newspaper; worked with artists who are blind to re-create Brancusi’s Sculpture for the Blind from a spoken description; and reconstituted a lost museum from a sketch found in an archive. She is the founder of An Artist Residency in Motherhood, a self-directed, open-source artist residency program that takes place inside the homes and lives of artists who are also parents. To date there are over 500 artists-in-residence in 37 countries. Clayton is also known for her ongoing series of Typewriter Drawings.

Recent exhibitions include Object Temporarily Removed (2017), at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Talking Pictures (2017) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, An Artist Residency in Motherhood (2018) at the Blanton Museum in Austin, and … circle through New York (2017) at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Clayton was artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts in California (2017) and at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia (2014–2017). This year, with collaborator Jon Rubin she will be part of the Carnegie International with a project entitled Fruit and Other Things. Clayton lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA with her children Otto and Early.

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