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Suzanne Lacy

Suzanne Lacy
Department Chair
MFA, Cal Arts; BA, UC Santa Barbara

Internationally exhibited artist known for contributions in feminist, performance, public art. As artist, educator, social activist, and writer, her work over the course of the last 30 years has focused on taking art out of the gallery and into the world to engage new audiences and galvanize a public discussion about race, poverty, and social justice.

Co-founder Visual Public Arts Institute at CSU Monterey

Author, Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974-2007, and Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art

National Endowment for the Arts Grant Guggenheim Fellowship Lila Wallace Arts International Fellowship Public Art Dialogue Annual Award Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, College Art Association Lifetime Achievement Award, Women's Caucus for Art
In 2013, Lacy recreated her 1987 Crystal Quilt project for the Tanks: Art in Action at Tate Modern, London, and staged a performance of Silver Action, celebrating the voices of older women. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMO-o9zZWC0
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