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Conversation with the Artists

Friday, August 7 at 2 PM

Program attendees joined exhibition artists Danny Jauregui, Dina Kelberman, Maura Murnane, and Lenard Smith for an introduction and conversation about their works in ARCHIVE MACHINES. This program series was inspired by LAMAG’s late director/curator Josine Ianco-Starrels, who first offered this program as a way to “give the public an opportunity for dialog with those whose works were hanging on the walls.”

About Danny Jauregui

Danny Jauregui was born and raised in Los Angeles by Mexican immigrant parents. His artwork consists of paintings, photographs, and animations that explore the history of queer space. In 2005, he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and received his MFA from UCSD in 2006. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in such venues as MCASD, LACMA, Bowdoin Museum, The Power Plant in Canada, and the Samuel Freeman Gallery in LA. In 2010 he was a recipient of the CCF’s Los Angeles Emerging Artist Fellowship and currently teaches art at Whittier College.


About Dina Kelberman

Dina Kelberman is a multimedia artist recently transplanted from Baltimore, MD to Los Angeles, CA. Kelberman has created original web-based pieces for The New Museum and The Marina Abramovic Institute and has been included in numerous international design and photography biennials. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Art21 and NPR, and in Known and Strange Things (Cole, 2016) and Wasting Time on the Internet (Goldsmith, 2016). Recent invitations include the UbuWeb conference in Athens and the Post-Photography Prototyping Biennial in London.


About Maura Murnane

Born and raised in a western enclave in Saudi Arabia, Maura Murnane works around themes of iconoclasm and desire through commercial imagery. She is currently a visiting lecturer in digital art at Scripps College. Murnane received her MFA from University of California, Irvine in Studio Art 2017 and her BFA in Design with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006.


About Lenard Smith

Lenard Smith is a California native, an African American, and an emerging interdisciplinary artist primarily working with photography. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Smith received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Advanced Photographic Studies from Bard College, New York.


Smith’s interest in artist books has led him to working as a self-publisher and with independent publishing houses to produce limited editions that have been available at The New Museum (New York), Printed Matter (New York), Dashwood Books (New York), and The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles).