Event: The Department of Art and Art History, the John Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin present a series of visits by Artists and Scholars from the contemporary art world. The series will run from September through November with presentations by Dr. Kobena Mercer , Middlesex University, London; Renee Cox, Photographer; and Beverly McIver, Painter.
Mercer , Cox , and McIver will conduct studio visits
Renee Cox is a photographer whose work display a deep concern for social issues. Since participating in the Whitney Independent Study program, Cox has established a reputation as one the most highly respected African American artists working today. While she is best known for her use of her own body in her photos, she continues to celebrate black womanhood and criticize a society she often views as racist and sexist. In 2007 she received the Aaron Matalon Award, from The National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica and the Chrysalis Award, from the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts. Her work has been widely exhibited in such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston among others.