Works in Progress: Lora Fosberg

Free With Admission
  • Robert B. And Beatrice C. Mayer Education Center
    Above the Commons, Accessible via the Northeast Stairs and Elevator
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

event description

Lora Fosberg shares her creative process with visitors, examining the subtle intricacies and intimacies of life in her drawings and paintings, which are often grouped to form wall-sized installations. She is best known for her distinctive graphic style that includes pen and ink on rice paper or silk, washes of subtle color, photo-transfers, collaged elements, and poignant and witty texts.

She draws from her memories of childhood, the interrelationships of emotions, and her perceptions of mundane aspects of everyday life. A former MCA UBS 12 × 12 artist, Fosberg received her BFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

She also is available to sign copies of her new book, The End of the Beginning, a collection of her work from the last 10 years.

Lora Fosberg, Focus on Growth, 2008. Courtesy of the artist.
Work in Progress: Lora Fosberg, Sep 2, 2008. Photo © MCA Chicago.