Jacqueline Humphries

Artist Talk

Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 (Map)

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By the mid-1980s painting had been declared “dead” several times over. But for the contemporary painter Jacqueline Humphries, the medium became a “rogue practice”; however risky, it has remained her foundation. “Painting can adapt to anything,” she notes. Throughout her career Humphries has thus adapted to—and subverted—painting’s formal and discursive conditions, often with reference to both art history and cutting-edge technological formats.

Jacqueline Humphries, 4946HJ, 2022
Jacqueline Humphries, 4946HJ, 2022. Oil on linen. 111 x 100 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York.

Jacqueline Humphries lives and works in New York. Her work was included in the 59th Venice Biennale, The Milk of Dreams, in 2022, and was the subject of a major survey at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, in 2021. Other institutional solo exhibitions include Dia Art Foundation, The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Bridgehampton, New York (2019); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2015); and Contemporary Art Center New Orleans (2015).

This public program is made possible with the support of Dirk Denison and David Salkin

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