August 30, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at Ace Hotel Chicago
part of a series on Justice
About the speaker
Riva Lehrer is an artist, writer and curator who focuses on the socially challenged body. She is best known for representations of people with impairments, and those whose sexuality or gender identity have long been stigmatized.
Ms. Lehrer’s work has been seen in venues including the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, Yale University, the United Nations, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, the Arnot Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the Frye Museum, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the State of Illinois Museum.
Awards include the 2017 3Arts MacDowell Fellowship for writing, 2015 3Arts Residency Fellowship at the University of Illinois; the 2014 Carnegie Mellon Fellowship at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges; the 2009 Prairie Fellowship at the Ragdale Foundation. Grants include the 2009 Critical Fierceness Grant, the 2008 3Arts Foundation Grant, and the 2006 Wynn Newhouse Award for Excellence, (NYC), as well as grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the University of Illinois, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Her memoir, entitled “Golem Girl,” will be published by the One World imprint of Penguin/Random House, in 2020. Ms. Lehrer is represented by Regal Hoffman & Associates literary agency, NYC.
Ms. Lehrer is on faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and instructor in the Medical Humanities Departments of Northwestern University.
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