The UNLV College of Fine Arts' Department of Art presents the Visiting Artist Lecture Series with Artist Gay Outlaw
Gay Outlaw (her given name) has followed an unusual path to becoming an artist. She was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1959, studied French at the University of Virginia, then traveled to Paris to learn the art of pastry at La Varenne cooking school. Then she went to New York to study at the International Center for Photography. She interned with the photographer William Eggleston, and in the early 1990s came to San Francisco where her interest in the objects she was photographing moved her over into a sculpture practice. She still starts sculptures from photographs. Outlaw has had solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the University of California at Long Beach, Mills College Art Museum, and the San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art.
Artist's biographical information was taken from the Crown Point Press website.
For more information on the Visiting Artist Lecture Series visit, the Marjorie Barrick Museum website.