Lisa Kereszi: Mourning

Discussion + book signing at Printed Matter Chelsea
March 21, 2024

Join us at Printed Matter Chelsea for a discussion and signing of Lisa Kereszi’s fifth monograph, Mourning. The oversize and limited-edition book chronicles, through trail-camera photographs of Kereszi’s father’s headstone, an obsessive, poignant process of grief, and its fraught relationship to time.

Kereszi and Dunn Marsh will discuss the design and concept of the book. Marvin Heiferman, who contributed the introduction, will speak with Kereszi about visualizing grief.

Lisa Kereszi (b. 1973, Chester, Pennsylvania; lives in Branford, Connecticut) received her BA from Bard College in 1995, and her MFA from Yale University in 2000. She is the author of four previous monographs: Fantasies (Damiani, 2008); Fun and Games (Nazraeli, 2009), Joe’s Junk Yard (Damiani, 2012), and The More I Learn About Women, (J&L Books, 2014).

Kereszi’s work has been exhibited at numerous institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the International Center of Photography, among others. Her photographs are in many private and public collections, including the Berkeley Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; New York Historical Society; Whitney Museum of American Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Yale University Art Gallery.

She is the recipient of a 2023 Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellow, and was awarded the Baum Award for Best Emerging American Photographer in 2005. Kereszi was the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Art from 2013–2023, and was appointed Assistant Director of Graduate Studies in Photography in 2023. She is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery.

Marvin Heiferman (b. 1948, Brooklyn; lives in New York) is an independent curator and writer, organizing projects about photography and visual culture for institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, International Center of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the New Museum. Earlier in his career, as a gallerist and artist representative, Heiferman worked closely with many defining artists and photographers of the twentieth century, including Robert Adams, Eve Arnold, Lewis Baltz, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, and Richard Prince, among others.

Heiferman has written for numerous museums, galleries, publications, catalogs, blogs, and magazines, and is the author, editor, and packager of over two dozen books on photography and visual culture, including Photography Changes Everything (Aperture, 2012). Entries to “Why We Look,” Heiferman’s ongoing social media projects, are posted daily.

Michelle Dunn Marsh (b. 1973, Seattle; lives in Seattle and New York) is the co-founder and publisher of Minor Matters, and the author of Seeing Being Seen: A Personal History of Photography. She has designed over 150 contemporary art books.

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