Artist Talk: Debra Cartwright, AACC Founders Fellow
Debra Cartwright’s striking paintings and mixed media works tell a story about the relationship between the Black female body and American medical history. She explores a critical understanding of the past while also proposing an examination of the present American healthcare system. Join us for an intimate evening with Debra Cartwright as she leads us through her artistic journey and the history and practices of gynecology that have driven her work.
This talk is held in conjunction with the exhibition, Debra Cartwright: Inaugural AACC Founders Fellow Exhibition, on view from February 9 through March 10.
Debra Cartwright recently graduated with her MFA from Rutgers University. She holds art and design degrees from the University of Virginia and Parsons School of Design. She’s shown at Fridman Gallery and Allouche Gallery in New York and internationally at CFHill in Sweden and Bode Projects in Berlin. She currently practices in Brooklyn, NY.
About the African American Cultural Committee (AACC) and the AACC Founders Fellowship
The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) and the African American Cultural Committee (AACC), founded in the 1980s with the mission to sustain and maintain the legacy of artists of the African Diaspora, have created the AACC Founders Fellowship in honor of the founding members of the AACC. The Fellowship is designed to offer an individual candidate in the beginning of their career in the visual arts the opportunity to expand their practice, learn about working broadly with a leading museum of American Art, engage with a museum’s audience and artist community, and support the work of the AACC in its role as a bridge between the Museum and the African American community and a supporter of emerging artists.
The event is free for students with a valid student ID.