Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist
 

image
Estelle Lebowitz, Untitled, 1992

The Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist program affords the University community and general public the opportunity to view the work of a renowned contemporary woman artist through an exhibition and a short residency to meet with her in classes and public lectures. The Program was endowed in 1999 by Professor Joel Lebowitz in honor of his late wife, artist Estelle Lebowitz.
______________________________________________

Estelle Lebowitz (1930-1996) was born and raised in NY. She attended the High School of Music and Art, and Brooklyn College. In her artist's statement she wrote, "My work(s) may be described as women's feminine objects with overtones of nature. They are semi-abstract images that are mostly fantasies, influenced originally by Impressionism and brought into Modernism by my own style and technique. Light and color are very important in my work... and they each mean something." Her work has been exhibited in Sommers Town Gallery, NY; Coster's Gallery, NJ; and multiple venues at Rutgers University.

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image

Mimi Smith
2017-2018 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Born in Massachusetts and based in New York, Smith graduated with her MFA from the Visual Arts Department at Rutgers in 1966 when the program was located on the Douglass Campus. As a student at Rutgers in the 60's attending classes on the Douglass Campus, Smith studied with Fluxus and Conceptual artists and began making sculptural works. She became a pioneer in early feminist and conceptual art focusing on clothing sculpture and drawing installation, and attributes her time at Rutgers to this development in her work when clothing and materials became both subject and form. Her various bodies of works include clothing made from plastic and steel wool, traditionally rendered drawings, drawings made from knotted thread and tape measures, clocks, and knitted sculptures.

catalog & lecture forthcoming

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image

Laura Anderson Barbata
2016-2017 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Born in Mexico City and based in New York City. Professor at the Escuela Nacional de Escultura, Pintura y Grabado La Esmeralda of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, México. Her transdisciplinary work has received grants and awards from Bellas Artes and FONCA. Since 1992 has worked primarily in the social realm, and has initiated projects in the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway, the USA, and Mexico.

catalog  |  lecture

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Chitra Ganesh, Delicate Line: Corpse She Was Holding, 2010, silkscreen with lithography, monotype, relief and glitter, 22 x 28"

Chitra Ganesh
2015-2016 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn based artist whose drawing, mixed media, site-specific, and text based works address buried narratives typically absent from the official canons of history, literature, and art. Her imagery is drawn from a broad range of references spanning from the iconography of Hindu, Greek, and Buddhist mythology to 19th Century European portraiture and fairytales to more contemporary cultural references such as Bollywood, Anime and comic books.

catalog  |  lecture

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Grimanesa Amorós, Light Between the Islands #2, 2013, LEDs, diffusive material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware, 6' 7" x 9' 6" x 1'

Grimanesa Amorós
2014-2015 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Grimanesa Amorós is a renowned multi-disciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory. Born in Lima, Peru, she lives and works in New York City. Amorós is most known for her large-scale light-based public art installations. Her work incorporates elements from sculpture, video, lighting, and cutting edge technology to create site-specific installations that engage architecture and create community.

catalog  |  lecture

The solo exhibition and campus visit by Grimanesa Amorós was part of Momentum: Women/Art/Technology.

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Martha Wilson, Red Cruella, 2010, Color photographs with text, 21.5" x 29.25"

Martha Wilson
2013-2014 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Wilson, a native of Newtown, PA, who has lived in New York since 1974, is esteemed for both her solo artistic production and her maverick efforts to champion creative forms that are "vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content." In 1976 Wilson founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artists' books, installation art, video, online and performance art, further challenging institutional norms, the roles artists play within society, and expectations about what constitutes acceptable art mediums.

catalog  |  lecture

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Ariane Littman, stills from Mehika/Erasure, 2006, Performance at Heara 10: Comments on the Israeli Acropolis, Science Museum, Jerusalem

Ariane Littman
2012-2013 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Ariane Littman lives and works in Jersusalem, Israel. Her works use aerial, road, historic, and closure maps to address the various borders, checkpoints, barriers, and road networks throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem.  Littman produces works in a variety of media including performance, videos, collage, and photography. 

Preview Catalogue  |  catalog available for purchase: Credit Card or Check
lecture

The solo exhibition and campus visit by Ariane Littman was part of The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society.

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Audrey Flack, Daphne Speaks, 2017, archival inkjet print with hand drawing, 38 3/4" x 27 3/4"

Audrey Flack
2011-2012 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Audrey Flack is a pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor. Her philosophical use of the mystical and the myth is seen in such series as The Art Muse and Recent Pages from an Ancient Past. All of Flack's works can be seen as self-portraits.  She either uses her own face, as in the photographic works Recent Pages from an Ancient Past, or bases her prints and drawings on photographs of her goddess sculptures. In all her work, Flack celebrates the beneficial power of women.  

catalog available for purchase: Credit Card or Check
lecture

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Joan Snyder, Red Flowers, 2010, paper pulp painting

Joan Snyder
2010-2011 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Snyder is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneering feminist artist, who graduated from Douglass College (BA, 1962) and Rutgers in 1966 with a MFA. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award (2007) and was inducted into Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in May 2011. Throughout her career Snyder has combined oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, glitter, fabric, bark, straw, herbs, beads, paper mache and other materials in her paintings to create uniquely fluid surfaces. Her paint is applied as thick and heavy, light and washy, or propelled onto and dripped down the canvas to create vibrant expressionistic works.

catalog  |  lecture

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Cecilia Vicu
ña, Melinko Lauen/Water Cry/Cascada Que Llora, 2009, site specific installation in the rotunda of the Douglass Library, Rutgers University, Unspun wool, 2.6m x 15.7m

Cecilia Vicuña
2009-2010 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Cecilia Vicuña is a Chilean-born artist who lives and works in New York City. Renowned for her "precarious" installations in nature, which address ecological issues, Vicuña bridges the space between art and poetry, integrating multiple media into her work. Her visual language speaks to the past and the future by exploring parallels between the ancient indigenous worldview of the Americas and the worldview of particle physicists which includes concepts of entanglement and the multiverse.

catalog  |  lecture

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Ren
ée Cox, Lolivya, part of the series Queen Nanny of the Maroons, 2004, digital inkjet prints on watercolor paper, 53" x 43"

Renée Cox
2008-2009 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Renee Cox is one of the most controversial African-American artists working today. She often uses her own body clothed or nude to celebrate black womanhood and criticize a society she often views as racist and sexist.

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Berni Searle, Waiting #1, 2003, Lithography on BFK Rives watercolor paper, 35cm x 53cm

Berni Searle
2007-2008 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Berni Searle, who works primarily in video and photography, lives and works in Capetown, South Africa and New York City. Her art works examine the conceptual intersection between personal and social identity as it relates to history, memory, heritage, race, and gender.

catalog available for purchase: Credit Card or Check

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
May Stevens, The Band Played On, part of Femfolio, 2007, Digital print and hand lithography with gold dusting, 12" x 12", edition of 60

May Stevens
2006-2007 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Ms. Stevens is a pioneering feminist artist, known for her large scale paintings and smaller scale works on paper.

catalog available for purchase: Credit Card or Check

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image

Molly Snyder-Fink
2005-2006 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Molly Snyder-Fink is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Snyder-Fink has been working as a documentary filmmaker for over a decade and has been involved in every aspect of the process from pre to post-production.

catalog available in the CWAH archives, contact womenart@cwah.rutgers.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Miriam Schapiro, In the Land of Oo-bla-dee: Homage to Mary Lou Williams, 1993, six color lithograph on white Rives (cut out and hinged onto Folio Gray) 22" x 30", edition of 100

Miriam Schapiro
2004-2005 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Miriam Schapiro is known as a leader in two art movements: the Feminist Art Movement and the Pattern & Decoration Movement. Schapiro was a painter, sculptor, and a printmaker whose artwork blurs the line between fine art and craft.

catalog available in the CWAH archives, contact womenart@cwah.rutgers.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Hung Liu, Red River, 1998, oil on canvas, 80 x 80"

Hung Liu
2001-2002 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Known for paintings based on historical Chinese photographs, Hung Liu's subjects over the years have been prostitutes, refugees, street performers, soldiers, laborers, and prisoners, among others. 

catalog available in the CWAH archives, contact womenart@cwah.rutgers.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
June Wayne, Whoopers, 1998
Lithograph, edition of 40, 38 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Collaborator: Eileen M. Foti, Image courtesy of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions

June Wayne
2000-2001 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

June Wayne, helped to pioneer a revival of fine-art print making in the 1960s when she founded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. Wayne gained an international reputation starting in 1960 when she began to invite leading artists to collaborate with professional printers at Tamarind and create artist's prints. An accomplished artist in her own right, Wayne's unusual taste in subject matter led to paintings, lithographs and tapestries about DNA structure, atomic fission and organic chemistry.

catalog available in the CWAH archives, contact womenart@cwah.rutgers.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image
Siri Berg, Straight Line and Bars, 1996, Oil and linen, 3 panels each 30 x 20 inches

Siri Berg
1999-2000 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Siri Berg explores the visual qualities and artistic possibilities inherent in classic literature, musicology, the Kabbalah, found industrial objects, and the careful blending of paints to create wholly unique spectrums of color.

catalog available in the CWAH archives, contact womenart@cwah.rutgers.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________

image


Carolee Schneemann
1999-2000 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Carolee Schneemann is an American visual artist, known for her discourses on the body, sexuality and gender. Her work is primarily characterized by research into visual traditions, taboos, and the body of the individual in relationship to social bodies.

catalog available in the CWAH archives, contact womenart@cwah.rutgers.edu