VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
THURS. FEB. 21. 2019. 7-8PM. FAB 249.
Noelle Mason jumps out of airplanes. Her practice incorporates photography, craft and performance to expose how individual responses to collective trauma are shaped. Mason appropriates the visual mediation left over after afflictive events such as the Rodne y King beating or undocumented U.S./Mexico border crossings in order to draw awareness to systems of violence and power.Mason was awarded both the 2017 Southern Prize Fellowship in Atlanta and the 2016 First Place Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. She has also been the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a Jerome Fellowship, and the Illinois Arts Council International Artist Grant. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in a variety of non-traditional art spaces, galleries, and institutions, including the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Smithsonian Institute. Mason is the director and curator of Parallelogram, an alternative exhibition space in Tampa.