Mira Schor is a New York-based artist and writer noted for her advocacy of painting in a post-medium visual culture and for her contributions to feminist art history. Schor's areas of interest include the gendered production of art history, the analysis and praxis of painting in post-modern culture, and the relationship between political and conceptual concerns with the materiality of expression. Schor’s work balances political and theoretical concerns with formalist and material passions. Her work has included major periods in which gendered narrative and representation of the body have been featured; in other periods the focus of her work has been representation of language in drawing and painting. The central theme in recent paintings is the experience of living in a moment of radical inequality, austerity, and accelerated time, set against the powerful pull of older notions of time, craft, and visual pleasure. Schor received her MFA in painting from CalArts in 1973. She is the recipient of awards in painting from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Marie Walsh Sharpe, and Pollock-Krasner Foundations; awards for writing include the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism and a Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her blog, A Year of Positive Thinking, which includes writings on contemporary art, culture, and politics. Schor’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, P.S.1, The Neuberger Museum, The Jewish Museum, and The Aldrich Museum. Schor is the author of Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture and of A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life. She is the editor of The Extreme of the Middle: Writings of Jack Tworkov, and co-editor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism and M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. She was elected to the National Academy of Design in 2017 and will receive a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for the Arts. Schor is represented by Lyles & King Gallery in New York City.
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