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Pratt Institute MFA Lecture Series Presents PHOEBE WASHBURN

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January 13, 2013

Pratt Institute’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS) 2012-13 is pleased to present PHOEBE WASHBURN:


Engineering Building, Room 307
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

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New York-based artist Phoebe Washburn creates large-scale architectural installations by amassing together cardboard, wood planks, and other varied building materials. Currently, Washburn is exhibiting in a solo show titled, “Phoebe Washburn: Nudes, Housed Within Their Own Clothes and Aware of Their Individual Thirst, Descending a Staircase” at the National Academy Museum, New York. Additional recent solo shows of hers include “Nunderwater Nort Lab” at Zach Feuer Gallery and “Temperatures in a Lab of Superior Specialness” at Mary Boone Gallery, both in New York. Washburn has exhibited works in many international venues, notably, the Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover, Germany; Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Germany; Lerimonti Gallery in Milan, Italy; and in an upcoming show at Kunsthallen Brandts in Odense, Denmark. Her installation work has been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, Artforum, ARTnews, L Magazine, and New York magazine, amongst others. Washburn received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Newcomb College, New Orleans, and a master of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Pratt Institute’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS) 2012-13 is coordinated by Pratt MFA candidates Amy Mathis and Jesse Gammage, as well as faculty advisor Dominique Nahas. VALS is made possible by the Robert Lehman Foundation.

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