Lucy Lippard (born 1937 in New York City) is an internationally known writer, activist, and curator from the United States. Lippard was among the first writers to recognize the de-materialization at work in conceptual art and was an early champion of feminist art. She is the author of 21 books on contemporary art and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations.

About Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA Lecture Series

Organized by PSU’s Art and Social Practice MFA students in coordination with associate professor Harrell Fletcher, this series includes a wide variety of lecturers including artists, writers, farmers, educators, curators, and administrators whose work in someway relates to the field of art and social practice. PSU’s Art and Social Practice MFA, which is co-directed by Fletcher and Jen Delos Reyes, is constructed as a “flexible residency” so that students can choose to live in or away from Portland during the three year program. This year eight of the nineteen MFA students will be living remotely, and each of them will host a lecture in their own location which will be broadcast via the internet to Portland. All of the other thirteen lectures will take place at PSU. Sign up for our PSU Lecture email list to stay informed on these weekly Monday lectures and the occasional Wednesday night PSU Studio Art Lecture Series.

The lecture series is sponsored in part by Dave and Erika Cianciulli, The Platt Family, and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.