Seeing with Animals Conference
Isa will be giving an artist talk at the Seeing with Animals Conference that will be held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY from March 22-26th. The conference will explore the ways that images of animals have been deployed—both historically and in contemporary practices in art, visual culture, and media studies—to mediate (or not) human-animal relationships, promote understanding of animal worlds, and/or serve as cultural commentary.
Millay Colony for the Arts Residency
Isa was an artist in residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts during June 2016.
Culture & Animals Foundation Grant
Isa received a grant from the Culture & Animals Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing animal advocacy through intellectual and artistic expression. The grant is assisting her with the completion of her Elderly Animals project.
Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Isa gave a talk about her work in July at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics Summer School held at the University of Oxford. In addition, her Elderly Animals images were used to illustrate the Summer School program and other promotional materials for the conference. The Summer School is an annual interdisciplinary academic conference organized by the OCAE that each year explores in depth a different topic relating to animal ethics. This year’s session explored the ethics of eating animals.
University of Chicago Press
Isa is ecstatic to announce that she will be publishing a book of her Elderly Animals work with the University of Chicago Press. In her Facebook post announcing the book deal, Isa states: “For many years, I’ve admired the books that U of C has produced (including, recently, Rachel Sussman’s “The Oldest Living Things in the World” and numerous animal-studies titles like Barbara King’s “How Animals Grieve”). I respect the Press’ ability to create high-quality books that are both critically acclaimed and embraced by wide audiences. I feel very fortunate to be working with editor Christie Henry and the rest of the U of C team on my first book.” The book is slated to be released in Spring 2018.
Handsome One Large Print Edition
Isa has released a large print edition of “Handsome One, Thoroughbred Horse, Age 33” from her Elderly Animals series. The prints have an image size of 38″ x 38″ on a paper sized 42″ x 42″. The edition is comprised of 3 prints plus an Artist Proof print and the 1st print in the edition has already sold. For purchase information on this new edition, please contact one of Isa’s galleries.