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Talk and Book Signing | Rebecca Morris and Amy Sillman

March 31, 20242:00 pm - 3:30 pm

CART provided; ASL is available upon request.

A woman with a gray bob poses in front of a large abstract painting

Amy Sillman. Image courtesy of Sillman.

About the Event

Hear from two of the most influential painters working today. For this intimate in-gallery talk, longtime friends and painters Amy Sillman and Rebecca Morris discuss select works in the exhibition Rebecca Morris: 2001–2022, a 21-year survey of the artist best known for her large-scale works and her commitment to finding new ways forward for the constantly evolving field of painting.

Join both artists in The Commons for a book signing after the talk. Copies of the Rebecca Morris: 2001-2022 catalog and Amy Sillman’s Faux Pas and Contemporary Art Series are available for purchase before and after the talk.


Access Information

Capacity for this standing room, in-gallery program is limited and advanced tickets are required. Stools are available upon request for accessibility purposes. A seated livestream is available to all in the MCA Commons, free with museum admission.

CART captioning is provided and ASL is available upon request. Please contact [email protected] for more information.


About the Speaker

Amy Sillman (b. 1955, Detroit) has lived and worked in New York City since 1975. Sillman is widely known as a painter whose vigorous intuitive/analytical studio practice engages both formal and conceptual issues in and outside of painting. Working across drawing, printmaking, and animation, she embeds painting shows with adjacent ideas and forms, such as zines, handmade iPhone animations, and writing. Sillman has taught and lectured widely, curated exhibitions, and in 2020 a book of her writing and drawings, Faux Pas, was published by After 8 Books in Paris. Her work has been exhibited widely in the USA and Europe, including participation in the 2022 Venice Biennale. She is represented by Gladstone Gallery New York.


Lead support of the MCA Chicago presentation of Rebecca Morris: 2001-2022 is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris, Zell Family Foundation, Cari and Michael Sacks, and R.H. Defares.

Major support is provided by DIOR, Jana and Bernardo Hees, Susie L. Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt, the Teiger Foundation, Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe, and Charlotte Cramer Wagner and Herbert S. Wagner III of the Wagner Foundation.

Generous support is provided by Andi and Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds.

This exhibition is supported by the Women Artists Initiative, a philanthropic commitment to further equity across gender lines and promote the work and ideas of women artists.

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Major support for Rebecca Morris: 2001–2022 at ICA LA was provided by the Vera R. Campbell Foundation, Karen Hillenburg and Sebastian Clough, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Generous support was also funded by the Pasadena Art Alliance, Jane Hait and Justin Beal, Marla and Jeffrey Michaels, and Dori Peterman-Mostov and Charles Mostov.

Additional support was provided by Alexandra Cherubini and Camilo Alvarez, Christina H. Kang, and John Morace and Tom Kennedy.

ICA LA is supported by the Curator’s Council and Fieldwork Council.