The Weitzman School of Design and The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation will host a virtual conversation between Martha Rich (MFA’11) and Kay Seohyung Lee (MFA'21), facilitated by Chloe Reison (MFA’12), Associate Director of the Sachs Program.
As part of Penn Homecoming, 2021, please join us for a virtual conversation about Martha Rich: It goes by fast, an exhibition of new works by Weitzman alumna Martha Rich (MFA’11). To celebrate this exhibition, and the opening of the new Arts Lounge located in the Annenberg Center, the Weitzman School of Design and The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation will host a virtual conversation between Rich and Kay Seohyung Lee (MFA'21), facilitated by Chloe Reison (MFA’12), Associate Director of the Sachs Program.
This exhibition will remain on view at the Annenberg Center through December 17.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm (ET)
About the Speakers:
Martha Rich (MFA’11)
Martha Rich (MFA’11) lives in Philadelphia where she maintains a studio and serves as a Committee Person for her South Philly District. She teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Her commercial clients include Blue Q, Fringe Studio, Mincing Mockingbird, Chronicle Books, Green Thumb Industries, Penn Gazette, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Penguin UK, McSweeney’s, Portland Mercury, Village Voice, Bon Appetit, San Francisco Chronicle, Henry Holt Publishers, and Country Music TV, to name just a few.
Her work is featured in the Beck music video “Girl” and a book about her sketchbooks, Sketchbook Expressionism, was published by Murphy Design. In 2019, Chronicle Books published her book, The Furious Notebook, Release Your Rage, Use Your Anger for Good and Chill the Heck Out. Rich’s artwork has been shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Rich graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and got her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kay Seohyung Lee (MFA'21)
Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Kay Seohyung Lee (MFA’21) is an artist and educator based in Philadelphia. Lee explores her discomforts -- of her own body, gender identity, sexuality, religion, culture, and her surroundings. Lee makes paintings, drawings, sculptures, and VR installation of hell. Her works have been shown in Philadelphia, St. Louis, Paris, Los Angeles, Seoul, Gimpo, Seongnam, and Gongju.
Lee recently received her MFA at the University of Pennsylvania in May of 2021.
Chloe Reison (MFA’12)
Associate Director of the Sachs Program
University of Pennsylvania
Chloe Reison joined The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation in 2017 to establish its grantmaking initiative, which has provided over one million dollars in grants to students, faculty, staff, alumni, as well departments, programs, and centers, from across the university, in a range of disciplines.
Reison came to Penn having worked in Exhibitions and Public Interpretation at the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, where she oversaw upwards of 70 grant awards given, and advised an array of practitioners and cultural producers working in the visual arts, humanities, public history, performance, and the sciences. Reison has worked in higher education, as well as in contemporary arts spaces. Until recently, she sat on the board of Vox Populi Gallery, an artist collective in Philadelphia that works to support the challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists. Reison is also a practicing artist herself, and has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College. She works across sculpture, photography, and video, and has exhibited in Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, California, and Louisiana.