Please join us for an evening lecture with artist Edie Fake. His colorful architectural drawings depict manifestations of queer spaces and explore their meaning. His drawings use the architectural elements as visual metaphors for the ways in which definition and validation elude trans identities.
Fake’s drawings, comics books and publications have been written about in artforum, ArtNews, the Comics Journal, Art 21, the Guardian, Hyperallergic and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He was one of the first recipients of Printed Matter’s Awards for Artists and his collection of comics, Gaylord Phoenix, won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including a solo show at Marlborough Chelsea and group shows at Andrew Edlin in New York, Kavi Gupta in Chicago, John Connelly Presents in NYC, the Nikolaj Museum in Copenhagen, LACE in Los Angeles, and three walls in Chicago.
This event is presented with support from the Department of Art Ellen Johnson Endowed Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Department of Anthropology, Creative Writing Pauline M. Delany Professorship Fund, and the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program.