The New Social Environment#946

Katy Moran: How to paint like an athlete

Featuring Moran and Andrew Woolbright, with Mel Elberg


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Katy Moran joins Rail Editor-at-Large Andrew Woolbright for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Mel Elberg.

In this talk

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Katy Moran

Photo of Katy Moran
Photo by Adrian Lourie
Katy Moran lives and works in Hertfordshire. She was born in Manchester and completed an MA Fine Art in painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2005. Moran’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Parasol Unit for Contemporary Art, London (2015); the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2013); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2010), and elsewhere. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Tate St. Ives (2018); Aspen Art Museum (2015); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2013); SFMOMA (2012); and Tate Britain, London (2008), among others. Her work is included in important public and private collections including Arts Council Collection, London; David Roberts Art Foundation; SFMOMA; Walker Art Center; and others.

Andrew Woolbright

Andrew Woolbright
Artist, curator, and critic Andrew Woolbright is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an MFA graduate from RISD in painting. Woolbright is the founder and director of the gallery Below Grand located on the Lower East Side in New York. In addition to curating, he is an Editor-at-Large at the Brooklyn Rail. In 2021, Woolbright curated the show Density Betrays Us with Angela Dufresne and Cash Ragona at the Hole; and curated shows at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and Hesse Flatow in the summer or 2022. He currently teaches at School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute and is a 2021-2022 resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in Dumbo.

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

Mel Elberg

Photo of Mel Elberg
Mel Elberg is a poet and a collaborator. She has poems published in The Brooklyn Rail, Bathhouse, New Pinky, the chapbook ROT/RED, and elsewhere. Her first full length book, THE KISSER, is forthcoming.

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