Workshop: Lonnie Holley

Workshop: Lonnie Holley

October 9, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Join artist Lonnie Holley for a free artmaking workshop at MOCA! Inspired by Holley’s assemblage sculptures on view at MOCA in the exhibition The Relevance of Your Data, the artist will lead participants in an afternoon of creating individual and collectively-built sculptures using found and recycled materials. 


About the artist:

Lonnie Holley’s (b. 1950, Birmingham, AL, based in Atlanta, GA) critically admired art practice spans painting, drawing, assemblage sculpture, sandstone carvings, and performance that combines experimental music and poetry. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., among many other museums. Selections of his oeuvre have been featured in institutional group exhibitions including at the NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2022); Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (2021); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (2019); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2018); MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2017); de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (2017), among many others. Holley’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2021); Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (2017); Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art; Charleston, SC (2015); Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL (2004). Holley has been the subject of several documentary films, and his own directed short film premiered at Sundance in 2018.


About the exhibition:

The Relevance of Your Data is a group exhibition that features new large-scale paintings by Grace Rosario Perkins with sculpture, video, and object interventions by Lonnie Holley, Fox Maxy, Olen Perkins, and Eric-Paul Riege that create a generous conversation about identity, land, and collectivity.


Image Credit: Lonnie Holley, Three Crosses (detail), 2008, The Relevance of Your Data, MOCA Tucson, 2022. Photograph by Julius Schlosburg.