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Beyond the Waves
Panelists: Emma Bee Bernstein, Susan Bee, Mira Schor Carolee Schneemann & Brynna Tucker
Emma Bee Bernstein is a photographer and writer. She has a BA from the University of Chicago in Visual Arts and Art History. She wrote her thesis on feminism in contemporary photography. She has shown her photos at A.I.R. Gallery, the Smart Museum in Chicago, and the University of Chicago. The New York Times featured her work in Vita Excolatur, a University of Chicago erotica magazine. She has written about feminism in M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. Bernstein is currently co-writing with Nona Willis-Aronowitz, GirlDrive, a book on young women and feminism, based on their cross-country roadtrip.
Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist who ransformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body.
Painting, photography, performance art and installation works shown at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and most recently in a retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York entitled “Up To And Including Her Limits”. Film and video retrospectives Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Film Theatre, London; Whitney Museum, NY; San Francisco Cinematheque; Anthology Film Archives, NYC.
She has taught at many institutions including New York University, California Institute of the Arts, Bard College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recipient of a 1999 Art Pace International Artist Residency, San Antonio, Texas; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (1997, 1998); 1993 Guggenheim Fellowship; Gottlieb Foundation Grant; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. Lifetime Achievement Award, College Art Association, 2000.
Schneemann has published widely; books include Cezanne, She Was A Great Painter (1976), Early and Recent Work (1983); More Than Meat Joy: Performance Works and Selected Writings (1979, 1997). Forthcoming publications include Imaging Her Erotics, from MIT Press. A selection of her letters edited by Kristine Stiles is also forthcoming.
Mira Schor is a painter and writer. Her honors include awards in painting from the Guggenheim and Pollock-Krasner Foundations, and the 1999 College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism.
Schor participated in the CalArts Feminist Art Program’s project Womanhouse. She frequently addresses feminism in art and issues of gender representation and power relations in her painting and her critical writing. Schor is the author of Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture and co-editor with Susan Bee of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism (both from Duke University Press) and of M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online at http://writing.upenn.edu/pepc/meaning/
Her essay “I am not now nor have I ever been...” appeared in the February 2008 issue of The Brooklyn Rail. She teaches in the MFA Program in Fine Arts at Parsons The New School for Design.
Brynna Tucker lives and works in Brooklyn, NY as an artist, independent curator, and as Career Counselor/Internship Coordinator at Pratt Institute. She studied Sculpture with a minor in Art History at the University of Massachusetts in North Dartmouth (BFA, 1999) and studied Fine Arts and Art History at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (MFA/MS 2001). She is currently working on a photographic project called tentatively called Brooklyn Block Portrait stemming from her previous project called Cracks in the Concrete Jungle, a series of site-specific works throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Her recent exhibitions include w25thbtwn10thand11th, a solo exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery in New York, NY as part of her 2006-2007 Fellowship. Her recent curatorial projects include Artists in Contested Spaces which happened November 2006 at Pratt Institute, as part of the Art in the Contested City Conference.