Join Rona Pondick and her husband, Robert Feintuch in conversation with Peter Drake as part of New York Academy of Art's ongoing lecture series. Together since 1975, Pondick and Feintuch worked in neighbouring for close to three decades and will discuss their individual practices as well as their life together.
The Academy hosts a robust speakers program, featuring some of the world’s most distinguished visual artists, scholars and critics. For Spring 2021, all talks will take place virtually, either via Instagram Live or on Zoom. Click the schedule below for more information.
Wednesday 3 February
2pm EST, 7pm GMT, 8pm CET
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Rona Pondick was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1952. She studied at Yale University School of Art and received her MFA in 1977.
Since 1984 she has had over 48 solo exhibitions of her work in museums and galleries internationally, including Galleria d’Arte Moderna Bologna, Italy; Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands; Rupertinum Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Salbzburg, Austria; Cincinnati Art Museum; Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, among others.
Her sculptures have been included in over 200 group exhibitions, including numerous biennales worldwide: the Whitney Biennial, Lyon Biennale, Johannesburg Biennale, Sonsbeek, and Venice Biennale. Her work is in the collections of many institutions worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York); The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY); Brooklyn Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles); Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas); San Francisco Museum of Art; New Orleans Museum of Art (Sculpture Garden) among others.
Rona Pondick has received numerous awards and grants, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, Anonymous Was A Woman, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Cultural Department of the City of Salzburg, Kunstlerhaus, Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, Mid-Atlantic Arts Grant, and others.
Robert Feintuch (b. 1953, Jersey City) lives and works in New York. He studied at Cooper Union (B.F.A. 1974) and the Yale University School of Art (M.F.A. 1976). His work has been included in numerous international group exhibitions including shows at The Peggy Guggenheim Foundation (Venice), Ca’ Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna (Venice), Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art (Porto), The Rupertinum (Salzburg), Museum für modern zeitgenössische Kunst (Bolzano), The National Academy Museum, (New York), The Addison Gallery of American Art, (Andover), and in the Venice Biennale.
Feintuch has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim, Bogliasco, Rockefeller and Leube Foundations, and the National Endowment for the Arts.