Mariette Pathy Allen

large0Thursday, April 7, 7pm
Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff
$5 general admission, $3 for other students with ID

Q & A to follow the discussion

People who are gender non-conforming embody the questions that many of us ask ourselves at one time or another: How do I recognize myself? What is the relationship between body and mind? What is the essence of a human being?
My work on transgender and gender identity exists within the context of my life as an artist, and the questions that I’ve explored over the years. To give additional perspective on my work as a whole, I will show examples of other projects that have interested me.
-Mariette Pathy Allen

Mariette Pathy Allen is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Pennsylvania where she received a MFA in painting. She won a New York State Council on the Arts grant in 1988, and in 1989, her book,Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them, was published by E.P. Dutton, Inc. Her second book, The Gender Frontierpublished by Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg, Germany, won a 2004 Lambda Literary Award. Ms. Allen has been a consultant and still photographer on five films; Southern Comfort, the most recent, won the 2001 Sundance documentary award. Her photographs have been included in a number of national and international exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the George Eastman House, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Frankfurt, among others. She can be reached through her website:

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