The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Stuart Weitzman School at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present a lecture with visual artist and sculptor, Nicole Cherubini. Challenging conventions and expectations of sculpture through her primary medium of clay, Cherubini integrates elements like platforms, wood armatures, and found objects to propose a distinct new relationship between materials, history and purpose for the viewer.
This free public lecture is part of a series that gathers distinguished artists, activists, writers, and disruptors whose work engages with the social and cultural themes of our time.
Captioning will be available for this program via Zoom. If you require any other accessibility accommodations such as audio description or ASL interpretation, or have any questions about the program, please contact Brittany Clottey at email@example.com.
About the artist
Nicole Cherubini (b. 1970, Boston, MA) is an American visual artist and sculptor who lives and works in Hudson, New York. Cherubini has been challenging conventions and expectations of sculpture through her primary medium: clay. By integrating elements like platforms, frames, wood armatures, paint, aluminum, flora and found objects, the artist proposes a distinct new relationship between materials, history and purpose for the viewer. Using the unique proportions of the architectural space of the Museum designed by Edward Durell Stone, Cherubini seeks to address it as sculpture. She has included multiple surfaces and platforms with works representative of the arc of her artistic career as well as mobile seating arrangements for viewing, reading and listening.
Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, New Jersey; the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York; the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, Florida; and the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California.
She has participated in numerous group exhibitions at institutions including the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Massachusetts; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri; MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York; Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano in Guadalajara, Mexico; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts; the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, Rhode Island; the Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts; the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs, New York; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Permanenten: The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art in Bergen, Norway.
About this series
The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to present a series of free public lectures and conversations that connect a group of distinguished artists, filmmakers, activists, and disruptors to the Philadelphia public. In their varied approaches and techniques, these individuals speak to ICA’s ethos of artistic experimentation and practice that engages with the social and cultural themes of our time. In this lecture series, we invite you all to engage in conversation with our participants and become a part of an active dialogue that explores the stake of contemporary art in our society and culture.
Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.
The Master of Fine Arts program at Penn is focused on the professional development of visual artists. Through workshops, seminar courses, international residency opportunities and interactions with curators, writers and artists, the program provides an open intellectual framework to foster independent methods of artistic research.