Through the Speaker Series, CCS Bard brings distinguished artists, scholars, and curators to campus to present on their work. Speaker Series talks are held within Classroom 102 at CCS Bard. All talks are free and open to the public.
Joyce Kozloff was a major figure in both the Pattern and Decoration and the Feminist art movements of the 1970s. Her artistic practices have included photography, collage, drawing, painting, ceramics, mosaics, artists’ books, frescoes, sculpture and printmaking. Her range of interests encompasses cartography, history, material culture, and politics. In 1979, she began to focus on public art, increasing the scale of her installations and expanding the accessibility of her work. Since the early 1990s, Kozloff has utilized mapping as a structure for layering multiple meanings.
Kozloff has executed 15 public commissions, including Dreaming: The Passage of Time, United States Consulate, Art in Embassies Program, Istanbul, Turkey (2003); The Movies: Fantasies and Spectacles, Los Angeles Metro’s Seventh and Flower Station, CA (1993); New England Decorative Arts, Harvard Square Subway Station, Cambridge, MA (1985); and Bay Area Victorian, Bay Area Deco, Bay Area Funk, International Terminal, San Francisco Airport, CA (1983). Her work is in many museum collections in the United States and abroad. Some recent solo exhibitions were Joyce Kozloff Cradles to Conquests: Mapping American Military History, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ (2014); Joyce Kozloff: Co+Ordinates, Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA (2008); Joyce Kozloff: Voyages + Targets, Spazio Thetis, Venice, Italy (2006); Joyce Kozloff: Exterior and Interior Cartographies, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2006). Kozloff’s work has been shown in countless group exhibitions: Window to Wall: Art from from Architecture, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2017);XL: Large Scale Paintings from the Permanent Collection, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY (2015); Mind the Map, PUNKT AS, Moss, Norway (2014); Die anderen Amerikaner, Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst, Die Aachener Museum, Aachen, Germany (2013); The Map as Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO (2012); Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY (2010); HereThereEverywhere, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (2008); WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, The Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA (2006). In March 2015, she had two solo exhibitions in New York, Maps + Patterns at DC Moore Gallery and Social Studies at the French Institute Alliance Francaise; and in October, 2017, another solo exhibition at DC Moore, Girlhood.