CalArts’ School of Art recently announced new additions to its faculty: photographer and filmmaker Sharon Lockhart and artist and writer Ines Schaber. Lockhart will begin teaching in the Institute’s Photography and Media Program this Fall, while Schaber joins the program in Spring 2016.
Lockhart’s work investigates community, labor and rituals of daily life through film and still photography. Her work is in the collection of various renowned arts institutions in the United States and around the world, including Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles and Tate Modern in London. Lockhart is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.
Schaber’s work interrogates ways photography, as both artistic and popular mass media, defines, fixates, or stashes away things and contents. Her work has been shown at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, and at KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin.
In a press release, School of Art Dean Thomas Lawson says:
In the hiring process, we sought artists who reflect the School of Arts’ commitment to artistic innovation and critical observation. Sharon and Ines are exemplary artists and teachers in that regard, who bring very different, but equally rigorous practices to the program. A dedicated educator, Sharon regards teaching on par with her art-making. Her poetic and socially conscious investigations of labor and tightly defined communities provide continuity with the politically engaged projects of late faculty member Allan Sekula. With work revolving around new aspects of media culture and questions of visibility, Ines will bring a European viewpoint to the ongoing discussion on the role of photography that animates the program.