Join our February Artist in Residence, Lida Suchy, for a presentation of her ongoing series Portrait of A Village: the People of Kryvorivnya (1992 – Present) and short film Prysia’s Garden (2017). Throughout her residency, Suchy will be focusing on transforming this series of photographs into Piezography prints and begin development of a book. For over 30 years, Suchy has utilized photography as a way to directly confront her understanding of home. During the talk, she will discuss cultural persistence in Eastern and Central Europe and its relationship to her portraiture work.
In addition, there will be a screening of Suchy’s short documentary film Prysia’s Garden (2017), a collaborative project with director Miso Suchy, portrays the quiet life of aging Ukrainian refugee Prysia through the detailed photographic lens of first-generation Ukrainian-American artist Lida Suchy.
Suchy will also prepare several Piezography prints for the public to engage with during this event.
Lida Suchy is a first-generation American born into a refugee family. She often draws on this background as inspiration for her creative work. For more than 25 years, she has chronicled communities largely through portraiture. Lida received her MFA from the Yale University School of Art. She has taught master workshops in the USA, Italy and Ukraine.In support of her creative work, Lida was named Guggenheim Fellow, NYFA Fellow and Fulbright Scholar; she was awarded a Light Work Artist-in-Residency & Light Work Grants, an ArtsLink Grant and an International Research & Exchanges Board Fellowship.
To Learn more about Lida’s work and practice check out her Q&A with LATITUDE.
– Suchy’s Residency at LATITUDE is proudly supported by Innova Papers –