Nancy Lupo: The Square at Noon

January 25 – February 22, 2019

nuns sitting on bench outside building
Nancy Lupo, Research image for The Square at Noon, 2018. Photo: Thomas Hutton.

Los Angeles-based artist Nancy Lupo combines materials, spaces, and language into intricate networks that resist temporal limitations. Her works sketch out a world that is not unlike our own: perishable, in need of care, and subject to revision. Into these works, she incorporates the quotidian objects that shape contemporary life. Lupo brings these elements together, creating new connections and iterative associations.

This is the first presentation of Lupo’s work in Texas.

This exhibition is organized by MacKenzie Stevens, Director, Visual Arts Center, with Amy Hauft, Professor, Studio Art. The exhibition is generously supported by the Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation with additional support from the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.


Associated Programs

Nancy Lupo and Amy Hauft in Conversation
Wednesday, January 23
4 PM
Visual Arts Center

Spring 2019 Opening Reception
Friday, January 25
6–8 PM
Visual Arts Center


About the Artist

Nancy Lupo (b. 1983, Flagstaff, Arizona) lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her B.F.A. from The Cooper Union in 2007 and her M.F.A. from Yale University in 2011. She has had solo exhibitions at Antenna Space, Shanghai (2018); Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); Swiss Institute, New York (2016); 1857, Oslo (2015); WALLSPACE, New York (2015); and LAXART, Los Angeles (2014), among others. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018, 2013); Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France (2017); Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2016); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016); Atlanta Contemporary (2016); MoMA PS1, New York (2014); and Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2013), among others. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Grant (2015), the Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant (2013), and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Fountainhead Fellowship (2012).