Join artist Lucia Hierro in conversation with Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart on the work and ideas behind Marginal Costs, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. This virtual talk will be accompanied by images of the works on view and offer opportunities for questions at the end.
Born in New York City, Lucia Hierro received a BFA from SUNY Purchase (2010) and an MFA from Yale School of Art (2013). Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, all in New York; Casa Quién, Santo Domingo; the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco; Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, Sean Horton (presents), Dallas Texas and most recently a solo show at Primary Projects. Residencies include: Yaddo, Redbull Arts in Detroit, Fountainhead Residency, Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Market program, and Casa Quién. Her work is part of the JP Morgan Chase art collection, Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes, the Perez Art Museum Miami, and the Rennie collection in Vancouver. Hierro lives and works in New York.
Amy Smith-Stewart is Senior Curator at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the founder of Smith-Stewart, a nomadic curatorial project, previously located on the Lower East Side. She has curated more than sixty exhibitions in museums, galleries, and temporary spaces. She was previously a curator at MoMA PS1, a curatorial advisor at Mary Boone gallery, and a guest curator for the Peter Norton Collection. Notable exhibitions at The Aldrich include Genesis Belanger: Through the Eye of a Needle; Harmony Hammond: Material Witness(which traveled to the Sarasota Art Museum); Objects Like Us(organized with artist David Adamo); Suzanne McClelland: Just Left Feel Right; David Brooks: Continuous Service Altered Daily (which traveled to the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts); Jackie Winsor: With and Within; and Xaviera Simmons: Underscore. Other noteworthy exhibitions include Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City at Socrates Sculpture Park and The Noguchi Museum; Campaignat C24 Gallery; Remember Who Youare at the Mary Boone Gallery and Day Laborat MoMA PS1. Her writing has appeared in books and catalogues published by Taschen, Gregory R. Miller & Co., Revolver Publishing, Bates College Museum of Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Charta, among others. She has served on faculty in the MFA Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts, New York and the MA Contemporary Art program at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York.