We are pleased to offer this event as part of our online Public Programme.
Ahead of her solo exhibition opening at the Garden Museum, artist Shara Hughes joins us online from New York for a conversation with Katy Hessel, art historian, curator and founder of @thegreatwomenartists, a popular Instagram account and podcast celebrating women artists.
Shara and Katy will be speaking about Shara’s career so far, her process and inspirations, and the grandiose floral paintings Shara created especially for this site-specific show in the Garden Museum’s central Nave, which both celebrate the regal beauty of the flowers and serve as intimate portraits of Shara herself.
Shara Hughes (b. 1981, Atlanta, GA) earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions include the Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI; Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; among many others. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Le Consortium, Dijon, France, the Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern Switzerland, and the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. Hughes lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Katy Hessel is a curator, broadcaster, and art historian based in London, UK. Hessel runs @thegreatwomenartists, hosts The Great Women Artists Podcast, and Dior’s podcast, Dior Talks – Feminist Art. She writes extensively on women in art history; presents films for BBC, Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, Barbican, and more; curated exhibitions at Timothy Taylor Gallery, Victoria Miro Gallery, TJ Boulting, and annual residencies at Palazzo Monti.