My work is dependent on the work of others, as I situate details of contemporary artists' production alongside more quotidian observation of the material world. I am paying homage to the persistence of art, but also testing its relevance at a moment when the world feels like it’s at some kind of tipping point economically and environmentally.
Lucy Hogg’s recent work is photo based, shifting from a longstanding painting practice in 2008. Her photography examines the contexts in which art is exhibited and made, while relating those situations to the material aspects of everyday life. Her painting projects were also parasitical, looking at the history of 17th, 18th, and 19thC painting from the point of view of gender.
Originally from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Hogg currently lives in New York City, after having moved from Vancouver, Canada, where she taught full time at Emily Carr University from 1989 - 2003. Since 2004 she has taught at the Corcoran Museum of Art and Design, University of Maryland, American University, and the Maryland Institute College of Arts in graduate and undergraduate programs. Her work is included in the public collections of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Hirshhorn Museum, Canada Council Art Bank and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.
In addition to her art practice, Hogg has written about other artist’s work for catalogues and art publications, curated exhibitions for non-profit galleries and has published photos in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and Newsweek to accompany their arts coverage.