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Lucy Raven

Associate Professor

Primarily grounded in animation and the moving image, Lucy Raven’s multidisciplinary practice also incorporates still photography, installation, sound, and performative lecture. Her work has been exhibited in solo presentations at such venues as the Serpentine Gallery, London (2016–17); Centre vox de l’image contemporaine, Montreal (2015); Portikus, Frankfurt (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012–13); and Nevada Museum of Art, Reno (2010), as well as in numerous group exhibitions around the world. Raven holds a BFA in studio art and a BA in art history from the University of Arizona, Tucson (2000), and an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2008). With Victoria Brooks and Evan Calder Williams, she is a founding member of the moving image research and production collective Thirteen Black Cats.

Lucy Raven, RP31, 2012, 35mm film installation, 4:48min looped. Installation view at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Lucy Raven, RP31, 2012, 35mm film installation, 4:48min looped. Installation view at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.


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