24S Artist-in-Residence: Athena LaTocha

Please join the Studio Art Department in welcoming our 2024 spring term Artist-in-Residence, Athena LaTocha.

Artist talk 5:00 - 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Opening reception to follow at 6:00 pm in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery, now relocated on the first floor of the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Athena LaTocha (b. Anchorage, Alaska) creates massive works on paper exploring the relationship between human-made and natural worlds. The artist has incorporated materials such as ink, lead, earth, and burned wood, while responding to the storied and, at times, traumatic histories that are rooted in place. Her work is in the collections of institutions such as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND. LaTocha is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Visual Arts Grant (2024); Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2023); Rockefeller Brothers Fund Pocantico Art Prize in Visual Arts (2022); the National Academy Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (2021); Joan Mitchell Foundation (2019, 2016); Wave Hill (2018); and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (2013). The artist lives and works in New York.