Visiting Artist / Heather Davis
This October, Heather Davis gave a visiting artist lecture on MCAD’s main campus. She then made time to stop by the MFA studios to speak with MFA students about their work. Students that invited Davis into their studios included 2nd year MFA filmmaker Jodie Burke, 1st year MFA painter Anika Schneider, 2nd year MFA photographer Shun Jie Yong, and 2nd year MFA print paper book student María José Castillo.
Davis is a “researcher and writer from Montreal. Her current book project, Plastic: The Afterlife of Oil, examines the constitutive character of plastic in our contemporary world, its complicated inheritances, and its links to petrocapitalism.”
“Davis is currently a teaching fellow at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Previously, she held postdoctoral positions at the Pennsylvania State University and Duke University. She has been a visiting scholar at McGill, NYU, UCLA, Rutgers, and CalArts. She has written widely for art and academic publications on questions of contemporary art, politics, and ecology. She is the editor of Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies (Open Humanities Press, 2015) and Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada (MAWA and McGill Queen’s UP, 2017).”
Photography by Yi Wan.
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