November 10, 2011
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008
Lucy Mulroney is Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts in the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library and Ph.D. candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. She has previously worked at the George Eastman House Rare Book Library in Rochester, NY and the San Francisco Art Institute. Her writing on art has been featured in publications such asArtweek, Art Review, Afterimage, and Photography & Culture, with articles forthcoming in Grey Room andThe Believer.
Her doctoral dissertation "Going Public: Andy Warhol and the Process of Publication" is the first art historical project to critically examine Warhol's publications. From handmade books penned by his mother to underground magazines, from cookbooks to children's books, illustrated books of poetry to experimental exhibition catalogs, novels to screenplays—Mulroney's research reveals that making publications was one of the most enduring practices Warhol engaged in as an artist, and that his publications span the entirety of book genres.