Past Virtual Workshop: Writing Through Grief with Maia Ruth Lee 5/12 & 5/19 @ 6PM


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Lighthouse Writers Workshop and MCA Denver partner to create a two-part workshop with artist Maia Ruth Lee and poet Carolina Ebeid inspired by Maia’s work with asemic writing. Maia Ruth Lee often explores the failures of language to express fully and persuasively the true meaning of an emotion or an experience. Reflecting on the events of 2020 and the profundity of change that they have wrought, Carolina Ebeid and Maia Ruth Lee invite you to create works that explore the idea of asemic writing, text that is visually seen but which exists without context—writing that one cannot read. Over the course of the two weeks, participants will take a virtual tour of Maia’s exhibition The Language of Grief on view at MCA Denver and participants will have an opportunity to create their own works inspired by Maia and Carolina.

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Maia Ruth Lee is an artist and educator born in 1983 in Busan, South Korea. Her exhibition The Language of Grief is currently on view at MCA Denver. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Eli Ping Frances, New York and Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, and her works have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Studio Museum 127, New York; Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles; and many others. She received her BFA from Hong Kong Ik University, Seoul, Korea, and attended Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. Lee was director of Wide Rainbow, a non-profit after-school art program from 2016 to 2020. She lives and works in Salida, Colorado.

Carolina Ebeid was born in West New York, NJ, and is the author of You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior (Noemi Press, 2016). She holds a PhD from the University of Denver, and has won fellowships from CantoMundo, the Stadler Center, the NEA, as well as a residency fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. She helps edit poetry at The Rumpus, as well as the online zine Visible Binary with her family. She teaches at Regis University and Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver.