Spring 2018 Visiting Artists Series: Nicole Eisenman

Civic Square Building
6:40 p.m., April 18, 2018
Nicole Eisenman’s colorful depictions of cartoonish worlds in figurative painting, printmaking, and other media often utilize a dark sense of humor to embrace queerness and deconstruct gender binaries. In recent years, she has also expanded that approach to sculpture with highly-lauded results. While she sometimes depicts the intimacy of lovers and friends, she more regularly portrays the detachment, superficiality, and solitude of the human condition, largely by evoking haphazard relations in public spaces. Eisenman has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, the Berkeley Art Museum, Studio Voltaire in London, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, and Kunsthalle Zurich. Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions at the New Museum in New York, the Whitney Biennial, Prospect.2 New Orleans, and the Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Eisenman was the recipient of the Carnegie Prize for the 2013 Carnegie International.
Civic Square Building, Room 110
Image Credit: Untitled, 2017. Oil on cast aluminum. Anton Kern Gallery, New York.