Artist Lecture: Deborah Anzinger

Monday, February 28, 2022
Ruffin Hall, Photo Classroom 206

Deborah Anzinger is an artist and founder of New Local Space (NLS), Kingston, Jamaica. Anzinger works in painting, sculpture, video and sound to interrogate and reconfigure aesthetic syntax that relate us to land and gendered and raced bodies. Her current work, Training Station, is a large-scale earthen sculpture in Maroon Town, Jamaica, through which she attempts to locate and enact notions of liberation through ecology and community within ancestral land. Anzinger’s work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) in 2019 and has been included in other institutional exhibitions at the Prez Art Museum Miami; The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn, NY; National Art Gallery of the Bahamas; National Gallery of Jamaica and the Kent State University Museum. Her work is most recently published in the monograph Deborah Anzinger: An Unlikely Birth edited by Daniella Rose King published by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Philadelphia. Other publications of her work are included in Small Axe Journal (Duke University Press), Caribbean Quarterly (Taylor & Francis), Bomb Magazine and Art Papers. Anzinger was awarded a fellowship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016), the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2018), the Soros Arts Fellowship (2020) and a MacDowell fellowship (2022).