Billie Grace Lynn

Filmed 6/20/19

Sculpture in Conversation: Monuments and Racism in America

Associate Professor of Sculpture Billie Grace Lynn creates thought-provoking sculpture that addresses some of contemporary culture's most pressing issues head-on. In this ‘Cane Talk join Lynn at the Lowe Art Museum and in her studio to explore her most recent exhibition, A House Divided. The installation features a 26-foot hoodie, an 18-foot obelisk, and video of interviews with people of color that began with the question, “Do you feel safe?” Her provocative talk explores how sculptural forms can help us engage with complex subject matter -- such as systemic racial injustice -- that often challenges us in conversation, and yet remains fundamental to the health of our democratic commons.

Billie Grace Lynn is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Miami. She has had solo exhibitions of her work in California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, and in China, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally. Her most recent solo exhibitions were at the Boise Art Museum and John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Billie is the recipient of several notable awards and fellowships, and has participated in artist residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

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