Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of LA-based artist Genevieve Gaignard, entitled Outside Looking In, on view in MCASB’s Main Space from March 5, 2020 - May 31, 2020.
This exhibition is curated by Alexandra Terry, Associate Curator, MCASB.
About the Artist
Genevieve Gaignard (b. 1981, Orange, Massachusetts, USA) is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work focuses on installation, sculpture, and photographic self-portraiture to explore race, femininity, and class. As a biracial woman in America, Gaignard investigates the aesthetic and cultural divide between black and white, a chasm as palpable as it is “invisible.” She interrogates notions of “passing” by positioning her own female body as the chief site of exploration - challenging viewers to navigate the powers and anxieties of intersectional identity.
Recent solo exhibitions include, I’m Sorry I Never Told You That You’re Beautiful at Vielmetter Los Angeles, CA (2019), Counterfeit Currency at FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY (2018), and Smell the Roses, at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2016). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and Prospect.4, New Orleans. Genevieve Gaignard received her BFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, and her MFA in Photography from Yale University, New Haven, CT.