Mira Schor is a painter and writer. Her work has included major periods in which gendered narrative and representation of the body are featured, in other periods the focus of her work has been representation of language in drawing and painting. In painting and writing, Schor’s areas of interest include the gendered production of art history, the analysis and praxis of painting in post-modern culture, and the relationship between political and conceptual concerns with the materiality of expression. MFA in painting from CalArts. Awards in painting from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Marie Walsh Sharpe, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundations; awards for writing include the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism and a Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her blog, A Year of Positive Thinking. She is represented by CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles; recent solo exhibitions in New York City at Momenta Art and Marvelli Gallery. She is the author of Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture and A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life (Duke University Press), co-editor of the journal M/E/A/N/I/N/G, and editor of The Extreme of the Middle: Writings of Jack Tworkov (Yale University Press). Recent writings have appeared in Artforum and The Brooklyn Rail.
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Mira Schor, Visual Pleasure, 2013. Ink and oil on gesso on linen, 18″x30″