Beckwith Lecture: Catherine Opie
Catherine Opie (b. 1961, Sandusky, OH), is an artist working with photography, film, collage, and ceramics. She was a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow recipient and the Robert Mapplethorpe Resident in Photography at the American Academy in Rome for 2021. Opie’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad and is held in over 50 major collections throughout the world. Her first monograph, Catherine Opie, was published by Phaidon in 2021. Opie received a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1988, and lives and works in Los Angeles. The Leo and Betty Beckwith Lecture series was established in 1978 to bring artists and cultural thinkers at the leading edge of contemporary art to the SMFA at Tufts community. This program is free and open to all – tickets are available through the MFA's website.