John M. Anderson Lecture Series to host visiting artist Nancy Youdelman

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) announced a visit by artist Nancy Youdelman as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.

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Youdelman’s lecture, "From There to Here­ – Four Decades as a Feminist Artist," contextualized her work within California feminist art scenes from the 1970s to the present. It was presented March 4 in Palmer Lipcon Auditorium at the Palmer Museum of Art.

She will also present "Then & Now: Reflections on Feminist Art Teaching" from 3 to 4 p.m. April 5 at the Foster Auditorium in the Pattee Library. In this lecture, Youdelman will reflect on feminist art teaching in the 1970s.  She will speak about her first-hand experience with the Fresno feminist art class taught by Judy Chicago, 1970-71; the CalArts Feminist Art Program, 1971-73, in which she worked on the acclaimed Womanhouse; and her years of teaching and art-making since. She will include her most recent one-month teaching artist residency at Penn State that is part of a special topics course facilitated by Karen Keifer-Boyd using Chicago’s pedagogical principles.

Creating mixed-media sculptural works out of clothing, cast bronze, natural materials and found objects, Youdelman has been exhibiting her artwork since 1971. Youdelman has had a varied and interesting career: she worked as an artistic consultant on the 1975 Rolling Stones' concert in Los Angeles; was a founding member of both Grandview Gallery at the historic Woman’s Building in Los Angeles and Double X, a feminist collective; and has been a university art instructor for 20 years.

Youdelman’s extensive exhibition record includes a solo exhibition at Eight Modern in Santa Fe, N.M., in 2013. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including recent grants from the Pollock-Krasner, and Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundations. Her work will be on view in the exhibition "From Here to There: Four Decades as a Feminist Artist" in the Borland Gallery through April 7.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015