Deana Lawson

Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts

Office

222 185 Nassau Street

Email

deanal@princeton.edu

Deana Lawson is a photo-based artist whose work examines the body’s ability to channel personal and social histories, addressing themes of familial legacy, community, desire, and religious-spiritual aesthetics. Her practice borrows from simultaneous visual traditions, ranging from photographic and figurative portraiture, social documentary aesthetics, and vernacular family album photographs. Currently on view at the Kunsthalle Basel Museum in Switzerland, Lawson’s solo exhibition, Centropy, continues to develop these themes through a meticulously-installed collection of photographs, mirror prints, drugstore pictures, holograms, and 16mm film fragments.

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