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Noted Painter Dana Schutz to Speak in Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series

Posted 11/18/2013
Posted by David Isgur

Artist Dana Schutz will be a guest speaker as part of the Auerbach Lecture Series, presented by the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School. Her paintings can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; and Tel Aviv Museum, Israel.

Her talk on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 2:30 p.m. in the University of Hartford’s Wilde Auditorium, is free and open to the public, and is made possible by The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund.

Her most recent solo exhibition, Piano in the Rain, opened at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York in May 2012 to significant critical praise. In her review of the show, Roberta Smith wrote: “More than ever, Ms. Schutz seems to want every stroke and smudge of paint to register separately so that you can see through to the bare canvas and reconstruct her every move as she fearlessly tackles life’s flux.”

Schutz studied art at the Cleveland Art Institute and received her masters at Columbia University in New York City in 2002. She first came to attention with her inaugural exhibition, Frank from Observation (2002), based on the conceit of Schutz as the last painter, representing the last subject “Frank.”

Since then she has shown her paintings both in New York City and internationally. Her traveling retrospective, If the Face Had Wheels, opened at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, New York in fall 2011. A new traveling exhibition, organized by the Hepworth Wakefield Museum, United Kingdom, occurred in October and a solo exhibition of new paintings opened at CFA Berlin in November. She is represented by Petzel, New York and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin.

For more information, contact Karen DeGrace, executive assistant to the dean of the Hartford Art School, at 860.768.4392, or