The Colby College Department of Art Presents a Lecture by Elle Pérez

Wednesday, October 18 at 4:30pm

The Colby College Department of Art

Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building

Free and open to the public

Elle Pérez is an artist from the Bronx, New York, who lives and works in New York City. Pérez primarily works in photography and moving image, depicting intimate moments, emotional exchanges, and visceral details within their portraits, landscapes, and films.

Their work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally, and has been the subject of institutional solo exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art (2022); the Carnegie Museum of Art (2021); Public Art Fund (2019); and MoMA PS1 (2018). They were included in the 59th International Venice Biennale (2022), the Whitney Biennial (2019), and have been featured in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2022), Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2022), Renaissance Society, Chicago (2020); Barbican Centre, London (2020); and the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2019).

They have been an artist-in-residence at MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, Lightwork and a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2022, Pérez received the Abigail Cohen Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome.

Pérez is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the Yale School of Art. They have previously held appointments in the Art, Film, and Visual Studies department of Harvard University, Williams College, The Cooper Union, and taught photography at the Educational Alliance Art School in New York City. They were a Dean at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture from 2016 to 2021.

The artist is represented by 47 Canal, New York and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles.

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