Faculty Presentation: Ilana Savdie, Cameron Awkward-Rich, and Melissa Febos

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
5-7 PM

Join us for a summer faculty artist talk and reading with artist Ilana Savdie, and writers Cameron Awkward-Rich, and Melissa Febos.

If you can’t join us in person, you can view the livestream here.

About Our Speakers

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Ilana Savdie received an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Radical Contractions at The Whitney Museum of American Art (2023), In Jest at White Cube, London (2022); and Entrañadas at Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (2021). Savdie’s work is represented in prominent collections, including Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Jewish Museum in New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

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Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of two collections of poetry—Sympathetic Little Monster (2016) and Dispatch (2019)—as well as The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment (2022). His writing has appeared, in various forms, in American Poetry Review, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Signs, The Paris Review, Poetry and elsewhere, and he has been supported by fellowships from Cave Canem, the Lannan Foundation, and the ACLS. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at The University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Melissa Febos is the bestselling author of four books, including Girlhood, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative. Her fifth book, The Dry Season, is forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf. Her awards and fellowships include those from the Guggenheim Foundation, Lambda Literary, the National Endowment for the Arts, the British Library, the Black Mountain Institute, the Bogliasco Foundation, and others. Her work has recently appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Essays, and Vogue. Febos is a full professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program.

All readings and artist talks are held in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room, unless otherwise noted. Our annual summer exhibition, Edge Condition, is on view June 6 through August 22, 2024 in our Hudson D. Walker Gallery. Both venues are located at 24 Pearl Street in Provincetown.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 PM-5 PM
The gallery is also open by appointment and during all public events

Parking is restricted to students and faculty staying on site

The Stanley Kunitz Common Room and the Hudson D. Walker Gallery are accessible facilities in compliance with ADA guidelines.

If  you require assistance to access these venues, please call the Fine Arts Work Center at 508-487-9960 ext.101 in advance of your visit.

24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

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