Apr 22, 2021 - Sale 2565

Sale 2565 - Lot 199

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
DEANA LAWSON (1979 - )
Coulson Family.

Archival inkjet print, 2008. 279x355 mm; 11x14 inches (sheet). Signed and numbered 38/50 in ink, verso. Printed and published by Light Work, Syracuse, New York.

Born in 1979 in Rochester NY, photographer Deana Lawson blends controlled composition and intimacy to explore contemporary representations of blackness and collective memory. At first glance, her images appear straightforward but soon raise a series of complex questions and associations that challenge the viewer. Lawson received her BFA in photography from Pennsylvania State University in 2001, and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004. Recent solo exhibitions include Deana Lawson: Centropy, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2020; Deana Lawson: Planes, The Underground Museum, 2018-19 and Forum 80: Deana Lawson, Carnegie Museum of Art, 2018. She has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation, Individual Photographer's Fellowship grant, 2008–2009, the Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2013, and the 2020 Hugo Boss Prize from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.