Sharon Lockhart, CONVICTION (The New York Times, April 19, 2020), 2021

Sharon Lockhart, CONVICTION (The New York Times, April 19, 2020), 2021

Regular price £100.00 Sale

Lithographic Print
84 x 59cm

Edition 100, signed certificate

Conviction was inspired by a photograph from 1931 of a student at Kansas University, Lawrence, wearing a costume depicting “Miss Depression” at the “All University” party. The dean of women had advised the students to select economical costumes for the occasion in view of the depression. The image was published in newspapers across the country at the time. Lockhart produced a set of photographs in which a woman wears a sash with a single word related to the historical moment three months into the COVID pandemic: contagion, apprehension, isolation, digitisation, termination, stratification, recession, depression, ruination, destitution, compassion, conviction, organisation and solidarity. As we move out of the pandemic and confront a new set of historical challenges, the need for conviction remains as important as ever.


Sharon Lockhart (Born 1964) is an American artist living and working in Los Angeles. In a diverse practice that includes installation, photography, film, painting and sculpture, Lockhart creates compelling and complex interactions between the various media and forms she employs, histories she encounters, and the communities and people she collaborates with.

In 2017, Lockhart represented Poland at the 57th Venice Biennale with her multidisciplinary project, Little Review. Solo exhibitions include: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Augarten, Vienna; The Jewish Museum, New York; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Fonzadione Fotografia Modena, Italy; Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal; and Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland. Lockhart’s films have been presented in the New York Film Festival, Vienna International Film Festival, FID Marseille, Berlin Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival. Lockhart has been awarded the Herb Alpert Award, Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, D.A.A.D. Artist in Residence Fellowship, Berlin, Mike Kelly Foundation Artist Project Grant, and a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University, among others.

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