November 1, 2010 by: Dom
Lorraine O’Grady spoke September 27, 2010, as part of the Visual Studies Speaker Series.
Lorraine O’Grady is an artist and critic whose installations, performances, and texts address issues of diaspora, hybridity, and black female subjectivity. The New York Times in 2006 called her “one of the most interesting American conceptual artists around.” Born in 1934, O’Grady came to art late, not making her first works until 1980. After majoring in economics and literature, she had several careers: as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. government, a successful literary and commercial translator, even a rock critic. Her works have been exhibited at numerous major museums including the Whitney Museum and MoMA in New York. www.lorraineogrady.com