Doron Langberg: Alex Katz Chair in Painting Artist Talk

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6:30 - 8pm

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Bather, 2021. Oil on linen. 80"x96". Courtesy of Doron Langberg and Victoria Miro 

Doron Langberg, the Fall 2021 Alex Katz Chair in Painting, will give an artist's talk. Registration is required for this free public program. Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask indoors; doors will open at 6pm.

Doron Langberg is a Brooklyn based painter who’s practice hinges on a sense of closeness. Langberg’s paintings, luminous in color and often large in scale, celebrate the physicality of touch – in subject matter and process. His intimate yet expansive take on relationships, sexuality, nature, family and the self proposes how painting can both portray and create queer subjectivity.

Speaking about his work the artist says, ‘Queerness for me is not just a sexual experience, but a way of being in the world which affects every aspect of my life. Using intense colors and different paint textures and marks to create these everyday scenes, I want to connect with a viewer by speaking to our most basic commonalities – our bodies, our relationships, our interiority – rather than the social categories that may separate us. In creating this connection, I want to make queer pleasure, friendship and intimacy feel expansive and generative, embodying the full range of human experiences.’

Born in 1985 in Yokneam Moshava, Israel, Doron Langberg currently lives and works in New York City. He received his MFA from Yale University School of Art, holds a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania, a Certificate from PAFA, and attended the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk. Langberg has attended the EFA Studio Program, Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Yaddo artist residency, and the Queer Art Mentorship Program. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters John Koch award for painting, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, and the Yale Schoelkopf Travel Prize. Langberg’s work will be included in a major group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston in 2022. Previously, his work has been shown at institutional venues including the RISD Museum, Schwules Museum, LSU Museum, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Leslie-Lohman Museum, and The PAFA Museum. His work is in the collections of The PAFA Museum, RISD Museum, and the ICA Miami.

The Alex Katz Chair was founded in 1999 by the School of Art with generous support by alumnus Alex Katz. The Chair provides a one-semester visiting professorship to a distinguished artist working in the fields of Painting and Drawing.

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