Artists in Conversation: Jo-Anne Bates and Haylee Ebersole

Artists in Conversation: Jo-Anne Bates and Haylee Ebersole

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Join us for an artist talk with Artist of the Year Jo-Anne Bates in conversation with Charlotte Ka and Kilolo Luckett, and Emerging Artist of the Year Haylee Ebersole in conversation with Jessica Beck from the Andy Warhol Museum.

About the guests:

Charlotte Ka is inspired by the art, music and dance of her African American and African cultural heritages. Her work, which she coins as Afro-Futuristic, has been featured nationally and internationally at the 10th Havana Biennial in Cuba, the Yassine Art Center in Dakar, Senegal, The National Museum of Ghana, at FESTAC in Lagos Nigeria, The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts in Brooklyn, NY, and locally at the Homewood Coliseum, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, The Society of Contemporary Crafts and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, and she has also curated shows in Ghana and Cuba. Charlotte is the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in painting, a Coca Cola National Fellowship at MICA, and a fellowship from the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh. 

Kilolo Luckett is an art historian, cultural producer, and writer. She created By Any Means, an art series that engages directly with leading artists, curators, writers, and cultural consumers to broaden the scope and understanding of contemporary art influence by black culture. Kilolo is currently writing an authorized biography on Naomi Sims, one of the first black supermodels.

Jessica Beck is the Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Beck worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC as a Programs Associate for the Director’s Office. Beck has written for the Gagosian Quarterly and The Burlington Magazine and focused both her undergraduate and graduate research on Warhol. She is anticipating the publication of two forthcoming essays for the Warhol retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Contact Warhol with MIT Press. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Chicago and completed her MA with Distinction at the Courtauld Institute of Art