Free and open to the public
Tammy Rae Carland is a professor at California College of the Arts, where she chairs the Photography Program. Her lecture will focus on work she produced while on sabbatical last year, including her current solo show Live from Somewhere at the Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco, on view through March 1.
Carland’s work explores issues of marginalization, performance, comedy, and archives of affect. She primarily works in photography, experimental video, and interdisciplinary materials.
She has exhibited and screened her work internationally and most recently was included in the 12th Istanbul Biennale; Seeing Gertrude Stein at the Contemporary Jewish Museum; Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; and Alien She at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University.
In the 1990s Carland produced a series of influential fanzines, including I (heart) Amy Carter, and from 1997-2004 she founded and ran Mr. Lady Records and Videos, an independent, queer, feminist record label and video-art distribution company.
She earned her BA from the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington, her MFA from UC Irvine, and she also attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York.