Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Janelle Iglesias, our first speaker in the 2021-2022 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, is a sculptor and installation artist whose work explores our complicated and commodified relationship to nature.
Her recent projects include large-scale sculptural installations formulated from materials found in the neighborhoods where they originated. Iglesias’s most recent site sensitive works include projects for SculptureCenter, The Queens Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, and MCASD. A former Fine Arts Work Center Fellow, she has held residencies at Smack Mellon, LMCC’s Workspace Programs, the Headlands Center for Art and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Her work has been supported by The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Jerome Foundation and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
In addition to her individual practice, she maintains a collaboration with her sister Lisa as Las Hermanas Iglesias, which produces work exploring issues of hybridity, social participation and transnational identities.
Iglesias is an assistant professor of studio art at UC San Diego.
Organized by the Department of Art and Art History, the lecture is supported by the UC Davis College of Letters and Science and co-sponsored by the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.