At 5 p.m. Sunday, July 3, in the Hall of Christ Sanctuary, artist, educator and Professor Emerita of Art at University of California, Berkeley, Squeak Carnwath opens the 2022 Chautauqua Visual Arts Lecture Series.
Carnwath is known for her paintings and prints, with a distinct style of fields of color combined with text, patterns, and identifiable images. Described by Hyperallergic as a “painter for our times,” she has received numerous awards throughout her illustrious career, including the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, two Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award for Individual Artists from the Flintridge Foundation, and the Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In 2019, she was inducted into the National Academy of Design and Art.
Carnwath’s work has been shown throughout the years in dozens of solo exhibitions, and her work is represented in numerous public collections, including at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The CVA Lecture Series runs every Sunday through Aug. 14, and throughout the summer in its new venue of the Hall of Christ will feature Jean Alexander Frater, whose work is currently on display in the exhibit “The Shape of Things to Come” in Strohl Art Center; Hakim Bishara, a curator, artist and co-editor of news at Hyperallergic; Shirley Wegner, an Israel-based multidisciplinary artist focusing on photography; Sarasota Art Museum Executive Director Virginia Shearer as the annual Leon and Gloria Plevin Family Museum Director Lecture; Susan and John Turben Director of CVA Galleries Judy Barie and Assistant Director of Galleries Erika Diamond; and James Hunter, design director with the interior design firm the Wiseman Group.