Roles in Archive: Artist, Panelist
Mira Schor (Skowhegan Resident Faculty, 1995) is a painter and writer. She received her MFA in painting from CalArts. 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 has been featured, in other periods the focus of her work has been representation of language. In both painting and writing, Schor’s areas of interest include the gendered production of art history, the analysis and praxis of painting in postmodern culture, and the relationship between political and conceptual concerns with the materiality of expression. In recent paintings, Schor moves beyond language to the depiction of the form of painterly thought and continues her interest in narrativity. In 2009 Schor exhibited her work in a one-person show at Momenta Art in Brooklyn. She is represented by CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles. A new collection of Schor’s writings, A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life and The Extreme of the Middle: Writings of Jack Tworkov, edited and annotated by Schor, were published in 2009. Schor is also the author of Wet: On Painting, Feminism and Art Culture and co-editor with Susan Bee 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. Schor is an Associate Teaching Professor in Fine Arts at Parsons The New School for Design. Her honors include awards in painting from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Marie Walsh Sharpe, and Pollock-Krasner Foundations. In 1999 she was awarded the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism. She received a 2009 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant to fund her blog.