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Sophia Narrett uses embroidery to tell stories about love and desire. (2/26)

On February 26th at 6pm in Taylor Hall 203, Sophia Narrett will deliver her “Artist Lecture.” The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Agnes Rindge Claflin Fund, a gift of the Friends of the Frances Loeb Lehman Art Center and administered by the Art Department.

Sophia Narrett uses embroidery to tell stories about love and desire. She holds a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University and a MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been shown at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA; Museum Rijswijk, Holland; Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Jack Barrett Gallery, Paul Kasmin Gallery, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Museum of Sex, Freight + Volume, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, BRIC Arts | Media House and Nancy Margolis Gallery, all in NY. She has participated in residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME; the Museum of Arts and Design, NY; and the Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA. Narrett’s work was recently highlighted in a T: The New York Times Style Magazine article, “Some of the Most Provocative Political Art is Made with Fibers,” by Leslie Camhi. She is a 2018 recipient of a Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work is included in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the CAPP Collection of Contemporary Art at the University of Maryland. Narrett was born in 1987 in Concord, MA and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

The Agnes Rindge Claflin Fund and Lecture Series

Distinguished art historian and director of the Vassar Art Gallery, Agnes Rindge Claflin (1900-1977) came to Vassar as an instructor in 1923 and retired in 1965. Her extensive and influential association with modernist artists and collectors and with the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) was reflected in both the teaching and curriculum of the art department and the gallery’s acquisitions and programming during her time at the college. The Agnes Rindge Claflin Fund was established in 1977 as an endowment to support the presentation and publication of lectures and exhibitions, allowing students to both hear and meet distinguished artists, and art and architectural historians who are invited to the campus every semester.

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, February 14, 2019