Lisa Lapinski in Conversation with Bruce Hainley and Kyle Dancewicz

Wednesday, March 4
2:30 PM
Art Building, Rm. 1.102
Free and open to the public

pegboard with red toy chair sculpture
Lisa Lapinski, Little My Chair #3, 2017. Wood, glue, and found chair. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of Kristina Kite Gallery.

Lisa Lapinski is joined by Bruce Hainley and Kyle Dancewicz for a conversation surrounding her multifaceted artistic practice and her work on view at the VAC.

Lisa Lapinski: Drunk Hawking is on view January 24 – March 6, 2020.


Kyle Dancewicz is Director of Exhibitions and Programs at SculptureCenter, New York. His recent exhibitions and projects include ektor garcia: cadena perpetua, Matt Keegan: what was & what is, and a group show called Total Disbelief. Kyle holds a B.A. in art history from Harvard University and is pursuing an M.A. at Hunter College.

Bruce Hainley is the chair of Graduate Art at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. He co-wrote with John Waters Art—A Sex Book and is the author of Foul Mouth and Under the Sign of [sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face, among other books. A contributing editor of Artforum, he is, most recently, the editor of Gary Indiana’s Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns 1985-1988.

Lisa Lapinski (b. 1967, Palo Alto, CA) received a BA from University of California, San Diego (1990) and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design (2000). She is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Rice University. She has had solo exhibitions at Sylvia’s Sculpture Garden, Houston (2019); Kristina Kite, Los Angeles (2017); BA&D, Dusseldorf (2015); Johann König, Berlin (2006, 2011, 2014); Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto (2010); Shürmann Berlin (2009); MOCA, Los Angeles (2008); Midway Contemporary Art (2007); and Richard Telles (2001, 2003, 2008); amongst others. Lapinski will participate in a two-person exhibition at Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston in January 2020. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Moody Art Center, Houston (2018); Wallspace, New York (2014); Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam (2014); Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2013); Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles (2011); Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2010); MOCA, Los Angeles (2010); Gladstone Gallery, New York (2010), the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2009); The Approach, London (2008); Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York (2007); Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2007); Sprueth Magers Projekte, Munich (2007); Whitney Museum of Art, New York (2006); Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2005); and Galerie Nelson, Paris (2005). She was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004.