Reality TV Star & Artist Peregrine Honig to Speak at Artexpo New York

Peregrine Honig, Reality TV star from Bravo's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist"

I’m delighted to announce that socio-political artist and reality TV star Peregrine Honig will be a featured guest during the 2011 Artexpo New York Education Series! On Saturday, March 26, at 4 p.m., Peregrine will give a talk entitled: “Unlimited Edition: Publishing New Media” in Artexpo’s Education Pavilion.

In addition to her talk, Honig will join Artexpo CEO Eric Smith and Linda Jones Enterprises CEO Craig Kausen on Friday, March 25 at 5 p.m. for a panel discussion on “Marketing 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in Art School.

Honig’s second-place win on Bravo’s first season of “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” televised her ideas and work into the national pop culture spotlight. Over a decade ago, she made a name for herself when a set of her prints were purchased by the Whitney Museum of American Art, establishing Peregrine as the youngest living artist to be included in the permanent collection. Her public projects, sculptures, imagery, and texts explore themes of cultural vulnerability, trends in sexuality, disease, and social hierarchies. Says the artist about her work:

“I’m interested in the relationship between popular culture, sexual vulnerability, social anxieties, and the ethics of luxury and trends in consumerism. My work asks important questions about who we are and the flexibility of what is acceptable through media, medicine, class, and contemporary court cases. I enjoy re-contextualizing familiar images and objects, using whimsy and surprise to define the grey areas in conflict.”

"Anthophobia Fear of Roses (watercolor w/vintage transfers, 37" x 35")

Peregrine has curated internationally reviewed shows and annual events under the umbrella “Fahrenheit” for fourteen years and owns an eight-year-old lingerie boutique called “Birdies.”

To date, her work is part of the permanent collections of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and The Chicago Art Institute among others. She has had solo exhibits in Santa Fe, Kansas City, and Chicago, and has shown in group exhibitions in New York and across the globe. Peregrine is also a recipient of the Art Omi International Artists’ Residency and the Charlotte Street Fund. She recently released Widow, a one-time limited edition faux fashion magazine in collaboration with Landfall Press, which explores the relationship between fashion and art.

To learn more about Peregrine, visit her website at www.peregrinehonig.com

Welcome aboard, Peregrine! Can’t wait to catch your lecture on March 25.

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