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Jason Lazarus: Phase I/Live Archive

Sun, Apr 21, 2013, 2–3 pm

Join BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works artist Jason Lazarus for a workshop in conjunction with his exhibition at the MCA. Participants recreate signs from media images of the Occupy Wall Street movement, of their own choosing, and the signs are added to the artist’s ever-growing “living archive.”

Since receiving his MFA in Photography (2003), Lazarus has actively exhibited around the country and abroad while curating, writing, and teaching photography part-time at Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Selected exhibition highlights include “Black Is, Black Aint” at the Renaissance Society in Chicago, Image Search at PPOW Gallery in NYC, “On the Scene” at the Art Institute of Chicago, and solo exhibitions at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Kaune-Sudendorf in Cologne, Germany, and D3 Projects in Los Angeles. Notable honors include an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship award, 2009; the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award, Emerging Artist, 2008; and the Emerging Artist Artadia Grant in 2006. Jason’s work can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the MCA Chicago, and the Bank of America LaSalle Photography collection among many others.