Friday, April 6 -- 11:30am - 1pm --Bally's, Gold Ballroom

WORD/LIFE: Each One Teach One

Chair: Ayanah Moor

Panel: Elizabeth Cupich, Angela Davis Fegan, Krista Franklin and April Sheridan

In dialogue with the SGC Conference theme, Altered Landscapes, this panel will showcase women artists who consider notions of landscape as a platform for social change through the use of letterpress, papermaking, and printed matter. Attention will be paid to the disruption and transformation of institutions, narratives and diverse publics through unique, serial and immersive modes of display. The panelists will address content including the democratic multiple, appropriation, poetry as disruption, queer realness, and letterpress printing as a tool of resistance. Site and audience specificity will be highlighted as well as under-represented narratives.


Ayanah Moor is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice takes the form of individual action, collaboration, and participation. Her visual field includes black vernacular and gender performance, and operates within the discourse of authorship, sampling, and appropriation. She has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Wexner Center for the Arts, One Archives—University of Southern California Libraries and The Mattress Factory Art Museum. Dan S. Wang & Anthony Romero’s 2016 book, The Social Practice that is Race, described her work alongside Hank Willis Thomas and Ellen Gallagher as “carrying forward a new black arts tradition.” Moor completed her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA at Tyler School of Art. She is currently Chair of the Department of Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Elizabeth Cupich is a printmedia graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Angela Davis Fegan is a Visual Artist based in Chicago, IL; Krista Franklin is a Lecturer in the Writing Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; April Sheriden is a Printer & Publisher with Brass Door Press in Chicago, IL.