The New Social Environment#388

The Land Claim: Tomashi Jackson

Featuring Jackson, Adriana Farmiga, and Lee Ann Norman


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Tomashi Jackson joins artist Adriana Farmiga and writer Lee Ann Norman for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Erin Marie Lynch.

In this talk

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Tomashi Jackson

A portrait of Tomashi Jackson in her studio
Photo by Jessica Dalene
Multidisciplinary artist Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980, Houston, TX) works across painting, textiles, sculpture, and video to place formal and material investigations in dialogue with recent histories of displacement and disenfranchisement of people of color, resulting in formalist compositions of exuberant color, bold geometries, and intricate layerings of material. Recent solo exhibitions include Brown II, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2021); The Land Claim at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2021); Love Rollercoaster, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2020); among many others. She was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant in 2020.

Adriana Farmiga

A portrait of Adriana Farmiga
A first generation Ukrainian American, Adriana Farmiga is an interdisciplinary artist and Associate Dean at the Cooper Union School of Art in NY, whose practice extends into spaces of: education, curating, and community advocacy. Farmiga received an MFA from Bard College in 2004, and has shown in group and solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and Artforum, among other publications, and ranges from conceptual still life to video and mixed media sculpture.

Lee Ann Norman

A portrait of Lee Ann Norman
Writer and strategist Lee Ann Norman loves to tell good stories about the arts in our everyday. Her scholarly investigations and creative yarns highlight an interest in designing spaces that allow people to learn about each other and themselves through the arts. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including BOMB, Studio, the Studio Museum of Harlem’s magazine, and the Penn GSE Journal on Urban Education, and the Brooklyn Rail. Lee Ann studied art criticism and writing at the School of Visual Arts. She is currently based in New York.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Erin Marie Lynch reading.

Erin Marie Lynch

A portrait of Erin Marie Lynch
Poet and artist Erin Marie Lynch has published her writing in New England Review, Gulf Coast, DIAGRAM, Best New Poets, and others, while her performance and video work has been featured at a variety of exhibitions and festivals. A winner of Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below Contest, she has been the recipient of fellowships from the Hugo House and the Bill & Ruth True Foundation. Born and raised in Oregon, she is a descendant of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Currently, she is a PhD student in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.