The Whitney Musuem of American Art announced the list of participants in its 2017 Biennial, and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Deana Lawson is included among the sixty-three participants who range from emerging to well-established artists working in painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film and video, photography, activism, performance, music, and video game design.
Deana Lawson is a photographer whose work negotiates knowledge of selfhood through a corporeal dimension. Her photographs speak to the ways that sexuality, violence, family, and social status may be written, sometimes literally, on the body. The formation of self and the individual’s place in a turbulent society are among the key themes reflected in the work of all the artists selected for the Biennial.
The Whitney Biennial exhibition —the longest running survey of contemporary art in the United States — runs from March 17 through June 11, 2017, at the Whitney’s downtown home at 99 Gansevoort Street in New York City.