Faculty Presentation: Liz Collins and Deborah Taffa

Monday, August 5, 2024
5-7 PM

Join us for a summer faculty artist talk and reading with artist Liz Collins, and writer Deborah Jackson Taffa.

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

About Our Speakers



Liz Collins is a New York City-based artist who specializes in working with textiles and fiber. Over three decades, Collins’ works and projects have manifested in a diverse yet interconnected range of art and design contexts from collaborating with design brands on collections of functional textiles, to producing large-scale public art works and performances. Working equally with slow hand making processes and fast industrial weaving, Collins uses a vocabulary of geometric abstraction, vibrant colors, and extreme material contrasts to respond to life on all levels. In 2025, Collins will have a mid-career retrospective at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum with an accompanying monograph.



Deborah Jackson Taffa’s debut book, Whiskey Tender, has received advanced praise from the following outlets: Zibby Mag “Most Anticipated Book,” San Francisco Chronicle “New Book to Cozy Up With,” Publishers Weekly “Memoirs & Biographies: Top 10,” The Millions “Most Anticipated,” and Electric Lit “Books by Women of Color to Read.” With fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in Prose (2024), PEN America, MacDowell, Rona Jaffe, and the NY State Summer Writer’s Institute, Taffa received her MFA from the NWP at the University of Iowa. A member of the Yuma Nation and Laguna Pueblo, she is the director of the MFA CW program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and splits her time between Saint Louis, MO, and Santa Fe, NM.

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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