Mary Lum on Collage and Constructed Geographies

Mary Lum on Collage and Constructed Geographies

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

12:00 PM–1:00 PM
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The Research and Academic Program presents "I Never Start with Nothing": Mary Lum on Collage and Constructed Geographies.

In this episode of the Research and Academic Program (RAP) podcast In the Foreground: Conversations on Art & Writing, Caitlin Woolsey (assistant director of RAP) speaks with Mary Lum, a visual artist based in North Adams, Massachusetts, about how her intricate collages, paintings, and photographs explore the margins of city life, constructed geographies, and her use of text as image.

Mary Lum is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited and commissioned by numerous institutions and publications, including MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; the Drawing Center, New York; and Oxford University, United Kingdom. Lum is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2010), the Radcliffe Fellowship for Advanced Study (2004–2005, 2022), and several MacDowell Fellowships. She taught at Bennington College in southern Vermont from 2005 to 2022.

This episode launches on Tuesday, March 21. For more information and to listen to the episode, check, iTunes, Spotify, and anywhere else you may listen to podcasts.


Image: Mary Lum, Poster (detail), 2022.