Artist Anna Conway joins Rail contributor Ann C. Collins for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Dare Williams.
In this talk
Artist Anna Conway was born in 1973 in Durango, Colorado. She received her BFA from the Cooper Union and later received her MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts. Conway is the recipient of two awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2005 and 2011), the William Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2008), and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2014). Recent solo exhibitions include Anna Conway, Fergus McCaffrey, New York; Anna Conway: Purpose, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Anna Conway, American Contemporary, New York; and Anna Conway, Guild & Greyshkul, New York. She lives and works in New York.
Ann C. Collins
Regular contributor to the Brooklyn Rail’s ArtSeen section, Ann C. Collins holds a BFA in Film and Television from NYU and an MFA in Art Criticism & Writing from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has also appeared in Degree Critical and Variables West. Her film editing projects include Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold; Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters, and the Netflix series The Pharmacist. Her film work has screened at Sundance, Berlin, and New York film festivals. She lives in Brooklyn.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Dare Williams reading.
A 2019 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow, Dare Williams (he/they) is a Queer HIV-positive poet, artist, rooted in Southern California. He has received support for his work from John Ashbury Home School, The Frost Place, Breadloaf, and Tin House. He was the co-curator of the West Hollywood Literature Festival 2021. Dare’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best American Poets 2021. His work has been anthologized in Redshift 5 by Arroyo Secco Press and is featured in THRUSH, The Shore, Exposition Review, Night Heron Barks, West Trade Review, and elsewhere. He is at work on his debut poetry collection.