Roundtable: Erika Lynne Hanson, Vincent Miranda, and Kelly Taylor Mitchell
Artists Erika Lynne Hanson, Vincent Miranda, and Kelly Taylor Mitchell discuss the role of place in their work, in a virtual conversation moderated by Blair Murphy, Curator of Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. The artists will discuss how their interest in place intersects with questions of history, family, identity, and capitalism.
Work by all three artists is on view at Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington as part of Assembly 2022: Time & Attention, MoCA Arlington’s national biennial.
About the participants
Erika Lynne Hanson is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator whose work is rooted in textile practices. Her projects range from video to participatory public installations that actively engage with the notion of landscape. Her solo and two-person exhibitions include Form + Concept (Santa Fe, NM), The Ski Club (Milwaukee, WI), Field Projects (New York, NY), and The Alice Gallery (Seattle, WA) and her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including at the Tucson Museum of Art (Tucson, AZ), C24 Gallery (New York, NY), the Chandler Museum (Chandler, AZ), and in the Transborder Biennial 2018 through the El Paso Museum of Art (El Paso, TX) and the Museum de Art de Ciudad Juárez (Juárez, MX). Currently Associate Professor of textiles / socially engaged practices at Arizona State University, Hanson received her MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA in Fiber from the Kansas City Art Institute.
Vincent Miranda is an artist from Broward County, Florida. Using sculptural investigations in silicone and glass, his work explores a contemporary Southern identity, informed by hip-hop, The Come Up, and artifacts of a South Florida landscape. Selected solo exhibitions include Florida Jitt, 2022, Museum of the African Diaspora (San Francisco, CA) and Purple Coming In, 2017, IS Projects (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Select group exhibitions include From The Water, 2021 (Brooklyn, NY); digital/room, 2020, Slash Gallery (San Francisco,CA); Pull Up, 2019, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA); and Tell Me A Story, 2019, Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). Miranda received The Fountainhead Residency, The Growlery Residency, and the CCA Alumni Sculpture Residency. Recent awards and honors include: Emerging Artist Award, Museum of the African Diaspora; Barclay Simpson Award Scholarship; and Cadogan Scholarship. He received his MFA from California College of the Arts in 2019 and his BFA from Florida Atlantic University in 2014.
Kelly Taylor Mitchell is an artist and educator who lives and works in Atlanta, GA where she is currently an Artist-in-Residence with the Studio Artist Program at The Atlanta Contemporary. Mitchell’s multidisciplinary practice centers oral history and ancestral memory woven into the fabric of the Africana Diaspora, in order to present speculative histories, specifically related to concepts of community autonomy, swamp marronage, and inherited identity. Kelly is the 2022 Inaugural Spelman College Affiliate Fellow at The American Academy in Rome, a 2021-2022 Traveling Fellow with SMFA at Tufts and a 2020-2021 Working Artist Project Fellow with The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. She has completed residencies at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Women’s Studio Workshop. Her work can be found in collections nationwide including Harvard Fine Arts Library, Walker Art Center Library, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Smith College Special Collections and others. Kelly received an MFA from The Rhode Island School of Design and is an Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture and the Art Program Director at Spelman College.