Artist Sarah Zapata and Art Historian Julia Bryan-Wilson in Conversation (2023)

Video (1:13:55): Zapata presents her textile works and examines the quilts on view in the exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in close dialogue with art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson. Zoom event by American Folk Art Museum, 2023.

Sarah Zapata is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has held solo exhibitions with Performance Space New York (NY), Deli Gallery (NY), el Museo del Barrio (NY), amongst others. Her work has been exhibited at the New Museum (NY), Museum of Art and Design (NY), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (NY), Boston University (MA), LAXART (CA), Paul Kasmin (NY), Arsenal Contemporary (NY), EFA Project Space (NY), Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center (NY). Zapata has also completed residencies at the Museum of Arts and Design (NY), Lenore Tawney Foundation at ISCP (NY), A-Z West (CA), and Wave Hill (NY). She has been the recipient of grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Dallas Museum of Art. Zapata is a 2019-2020 Literature Fellow with the Queer Art Mentorship program. Her work is held in multiple public and private collections including the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Museum of Art and Design (NY), and Museo de Arte de Lima (Peru).

Julia Bryan-Wilson is Professor of Art History and LGBTQ+ Studies at Columbia University and Curator-at-Large at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo. Her books include the award-winning Fray: Art and Textile Politics, and a forthcoming study of Louise Nevelson.

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