The Department of Art’s Studio VU Lecture Series features Phoenix Savage, assistant professor of art at Tougaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi, on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm in room 220 of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center. Her lecture is cosponsored by The Mellon Partnership for Humanities Education and Tennessee State University.
Savage’s research-based art practice is an intersection of auto ethnography and the principles of formalism. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship via the U.S. State Department as well as the Being Humans Fellowship awarded by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University.
Her work has been recognized through such exhibitions as the bi-annual Movers and Shakers of Georgia’s Art Scene hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCAGA); Ain’t I A Woman organized by the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Arts of Brooklyn, NY (MOCADA); Mississippi Invitational organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art; and Secular & Sacred at the University of Florida.
Her sculpture, Fire in the Belly of God, recently acquired by the African American Collection of Clark Atlanta University of Atlanta, Georgia, is featured in The Eye of the Muses, the Collection’s catalog. Savage received a MFA in sculpture from Georgia State University and holds two additional graduate level degrees: an MA in medical anthropology (University of Mississippi) and an MA in studio arts from Northwestern State University.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Department of Art at 615.343.7241.