From Resins to Melanin: Material Conditions and the Image


Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join Lucy Kim (Artist in Residence, Broad Institute/ Assistant Professor of Art - Painting, Boston University - College of Fine Arts)  for an inside look into current work where she utilizes melanin produced by genetically modified E.Coli to create prints.

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About the Speaker

Lucy Kim

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Lucy Kim is a visual artist using mold-making and casting as a sculptural surrogate for photography. By combining her sculptural process with painting, her work explores the mechanisms involved in the transition from subject to image. Kim received her MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2007, and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. Recent exhibitions of her work were held at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Institute of Fine Arts-NYU, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore, Lyles and King, and Lisa Cooley among others. She is the recipient of the ICA Foster Prize, Artadia Award, Mass Cultural Council Grant, MacDowell Fellowship, and the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, and is the Artist-in-Residence of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard since 2018. Reviews of her work, and interviews, have been published in The New Yorker, Bomb Magazine, Juxtapoz, The Boston Globe, Art News, Art Forum. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Painting at Boston University, and lives and works in the Boston area.

Currently Working On

Printing with melanin. 

Favorite Pieces

Favorite novel: I have many, but the one I've loved the longest: The First Man by Albert Camus


Instagram: @slucykim


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