Artist Talk: Lisi Raskin

Program September 29, 2023, 2:30 p.m.
Mildred S. Lee Gallery

Multimedia artist Lisi Raskin is known for using large-scale drawings, collages, and installations to tackle themes that emerged during the Cold War, from nuclear panic and fallout shelters to the military command centers that brought humanity to the brink of destruction.

For the last decade, Raskin has been practicing ways of being that embrace what they now understand to have always been their trans and disabled embodiment. They have reshaped their creative and curricular practices into solo and together adventures that support them as they unlearn assimilationist and settler, white supremacist patterns of relation. 

In this artist talk, a part of the Studio Art Post Baccalaureate Lecture Series and sponsored by the Fine Arts Department, Raskin will discuss their endeavors, including art making, that are responsive and accountable to the needs of their body and community. The artist’s forthcoming book, In Practice: From Higher Education to Liberatory Transformation, will be published by Punktum Books in 2024.



Lisi Raskin (b. 1974) is an Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Raskin earned an MFA from Columbia University, School of the Arts (2003) and a BA with High Honors from Brandeis University (1996). Raskin has exhibited internationally at institutions including Kunsthaus Graz, Casino Luxembourg, the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, PS1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Center for Curatorial Studies/Hessel Museum at Bard College, and the Rubin Museum of Art. Their web projects have been published in Triple Canopy magazine, with The Dia Foundation, in Hyperallergic, and in Creative Time Global Reports. They have built large-scale environments at the 11th International Istanbul Biennale, the 2nd Athens Biennale, and the 3rd Singapore Biennale. They have installed site-sensitive sound projects in the 1st Time Machine Biennale of Contemporary Art, D-O Ark Underground, and the Momentum 7 Biennale of Nordic Art. Raskin has received numerous awards and grants, including the Guna S. Mundheim Berlin Prize at the American Academy in Berlin, a Quimby Foundation Grant, a Mayer Foundation Grant, and the Hayward Prize from the American Austrian Foundation.

This lecture is part of the Post Baccalaureate Lecture Series, is sponsored by the Fine Arts Department at Brandeis University, and is hosted by the Rose Art Museum.