Oral history interview with Suzanne Lacy, 1990 Mar. 16-Sept. 27
Lacy, Suzanne, 1945-
Roth, Moira, 1933-
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project
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Transcript: 90 p.
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 39 min.
An interview of Suzanne Lacy conducted 1990 Mar. 16-Sept. 27, by Moira Roth, for the Archives of American Art, Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project, in Berkeley, Calif.
Lacy discusses her childhood; early undergraduate work in zoology and medicine at California State University, Fresno; her decision to study in the feminist art program under Judy Chicago; her feminist activities at California Insitute for the Arts with Miriam Schapiro; her role in the women's art movement in Los Angeles; the evolution of her work as a performance artist and specific pieces performed in Los Angeles, La Jolla, Ithaca, N.Y., and Minneapolis.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Suzanne Lacy, 1990 Mar. 16-Sept. 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Suzanne Lacy (1945- ) is performance artist from California.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by the Margery and Harry Kahn Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001