Brea Sounders Artist Talk with Lia Purpura
April 22 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In conjunction with the exhibition End of the Road, the Library Gallery presents a Virtual Artist’s Talk: Brea Souders and Lia Purpura in Conversation.
Brea Souders, whose photography is on display, is a visual artist working primarily with photography. She has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, including solo exhibitions with Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, Bruce Silverstein Gallery and Abrons Art Center in New York. She has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a residency with the Millay Colony and a fellowship with the National Arts Club. Features on her work have been published in the New Yorker, ARTnews, the Jeu de Paume Magazine, and New York Times. Souders’ work is included in many survey publications, including The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Thames & Hudson; Feelings: Soft Art, Rizzoli and Photography is Magic, Aperture.
Lia Purpura, whose poetry is featured, is the author of nine collections (essays, poems, translations). A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, she is a Guggenheim, NEA, and Fulbright Fellow, and has been awarded four Pushcart Prizes, among others. Her work appears in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Orion, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, Agni, Emergence, and elsewhere. She is the Writer in Residence at UMBC, and has taught at conferences, workshops, prisons, and in communities and MFA programs throughout the country. It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful (poems) and All the Fierce Tethers (essays) are her latest collections.