Please join Creative Action Integrated Learning faculty Adam Berg in welcoming artist Elana Mann as guest lecturer to his course, Social and Environmental Practices.
In this lecture, Elana Mann will be discussing her work with sound, sculpture, and community engagement. Mann will present two recent exhibitions, Year of Wonders (2020-21) and Instruments of Accountability (2018), as well as satellite events, activism, and performances.
Elana Mann explores practices of listening and amplifies voices that are yet unheard through sculpture, sound, performance, and community engagement.
Mann has presented her work in museums, galleries, and public spaces in the U.S. and globally. Recent solo exhibitions/projects have taken place at 18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica, CA), Lawndale Art Center (Houston, TX), Artpace (San Antonio, TX), Pitzer College Art Galleries (Claremont, CA), Commonwealth & Council (LA, CA), and Baik Art (LA, CA). Mann has participated in group exhibitions and screenings at the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, the Orange County Museum of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum. She has been commissioned to create public projects by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Montalvo Art Center, and the Getty Villa.
Mann has received numerous awards, including an International Artist-In-Residence at Artpace San Antonio, the California Community Foundation Artist Fellowship, the Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Award, an AIR at LACI, and the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship, and she was the inaugural artist-in-residence at Pitzer College's ceramics department.
Mann received her B.F.A. with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. She lives in Southern California with her husband, designer Jean-Paul Leonard, and their two kids.
Zoom link to attend: Creative Action Lecture: Elana Mann
Meeting ID = 982 8807 4195