In a lecture presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department, writer and painter Mira Schor discusses shifting themes in her writing and studio practice, or, in her own words, "negotiating between what you do in the face of what other people think should be done and what you do no matter what anyone says."
Schor has had recent solo exhibitions at Marvelli Gallery in New York and CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles. She is the author of A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life (Duke University Press, 2010), Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture (Duke University Press, 1997) and of the blog A Year of Positive Thinking. She edited The Extreme of the Middle: Writings of Jack Tworkov (Yale University Press, 2009) and is co-editor with Susan Bee of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues and M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. Recent writings have appeared in Artforum and The Brooklyn Rail. She is an associate teaching professor in Fine Arts at Parsons The New School for Design.