Suzanne Bocanegra

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Suzanne Bocanegra
EducationSan Francisco Art InstituteUniversity of Texas
Known forConceptual art

Suzanne Bocanegra is an American artist based out of New York City.[1] Her works include performance and installation art as well as visual and sound art.[2][3][4] Museums and galleries across the United States and London have exhibited Bocanegra's works. Her work "Bodycast, an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Frances McDormand" was presented as part of the 2013 Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.[5]

Personal life[edit]

A native of Houston, Texas, Bocanegra is an alumna of the University of Texas and the San Francisco Art Institute, from which she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1979) and a Master of Fine Arts (1984) respectively.[2][4] She is married to composer David Lang, with whom she has three children.[6]

Honors and awards[edit]

In 1991, Bocanegra received a Rome Prize for visual arts.[7][8] She has also been honored with awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1988, 1990, 2003) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (1989, 1993, 2001, 2005).[2] She has received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.[2][3]


  1. ^ "An Evening with Suzanne Bocanegra". Museum of Modern Art. 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "Suzanne Bocanegra". Wave Hill. 2005. Archived from the original on 13 June 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Info". Suzanne Bocanegra. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Opener 21 Suzanne Bocanegra: I Write the Songs". Tang Museum. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Bodycast". Brooklyn Academy of Music. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  6. ^ Woolfe, Zachary (19 October 2010). "The composer of modern life: David Lang, paycheck to paycheck". Capital. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Directory by Year". Society of Fellows, American Academy in Rome. Archived from the original on 5 November 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  8. ^ Slosberg, Chelsea. "Mixed-Media at the Tang: Bocanegra's I Write the Songs Exhibit". The Free George. Retrieved 14 December 2010.

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