BIO – Professor Robin Lasser

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Robin Lasser is a Professor of Art at San Jose State University. Lasser produces photographs, video, site-specific installations and public art dealing with socially and culturally significant imagery and themes. Lasser often works in a collaborative mode with other artists, writers, students, public agencies, community organizations, and international coalitions (such as her work in Egypt as a Fulbright Scholar) to produce art and promote public dialogue.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally at the following museums:Recoleta Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina; International Photography Festival in Pingyao, China; Aronson Galleries - Parsons School of Design in New York City; Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery in the Bronx, New York City; Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California; De Young Museum in San Francisco, California; Osaka World Trade Center Museum in Japan and the Academy of Film in Prague, Czech Republic. 

Her work has been published in numerous books and periodicals including: The New York Times, Time Out New York, Los Angeles Times, Flaunt, TOP (Brazil), Playboy (South America), Afterimage, Artpapers and Artweek. Her work was most recently published in writer and critic Rebecca Solnit’s book Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics.  Lasser’s work has also been included in books such as Made in California, Art Image and Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, University of California Press, Facing Eden 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, University of California Press, Pregnant Images, Mathews + Wexler, Routledge Press, Fasting Girls, Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Vintage Press, Women Artists of the American West, Terri Cohn and Susan R. Ressler, McFarland & Company, Inc. and Overlay Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory, Lucy R. Lippard, Pantheon Books.

 

Bio- Professor Marguerite Perret

Marguerite Perret is a mixed media installation artist and assistant professor of art at Washburn University, where she teaches design, digital imaging, and ecology and art. A native of New Jersey, Perret has lived in Chicago, Iowa City and now in Lawrence, Kansas. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (MFA), Montclair State University, NJ (MA) and William Patterson State University (BA).

For over a decade Perret has worked at the intersection of art and science creating installations based on documenting and re-contextualizing images, objects and specimens from scientific journals and museum collections to raise awareness on important issues such as land use, consumption and conservation. Recent and upcoming collaborations include those at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Center and the Grant Museum at University College London.