Curatorial Conversation: David Strand and Anastacia-Reneé

Members’ Event

Thursday, March 11, 2021
5:30 – 6:30 pm


Join Frye Art Museum Associate Curator David Strand and interdisciplinary artist, multi-genre writer and educator Anastacia-Reneé for the first Curatorial Conversation in our new members-only virtual series. The pair will explore the themes of current exhibition (Don’t be Absurd) Alice in Parts and discuss the challenges of presenting an exhibition during a global pandemic.

About the Curatorial Conversations Series

Frye members are invited to listen, learn, and engage with curators, artists, and the creative community in our new, members-only virtual series.

  • Quarterly program, launching on March 11th
  • 5:30–6:15 pm live discussion followed by 15 minute Q+A

*This event is a benefit for current Frye Members only. Not a member yet? Join today and register for this event.

About the Presenter

Anastacia-Reneé (American, b. 1972, Kansas City, Missouri) is an award-winning, widely published writer, playwright, TEDx speaker, Deep End podcast cohost, and interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Seattle. A 4Culture Arc Artist Fellow (2020) and Jack Straw Writers Program curator (2020), Anastacia-Reneé was the Seattle Civic Poet (2017–19) and Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House (2015–17). She has been selected for fellowships and residencies by Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Artist Trust, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Ragdale, Mineral School, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, and the New Orleans Writers’ Residency. She is the author of five books, including two full-length manuscripts, (v.) (Black Ocean) and Forget It (Black Radish), and two plays 9 Ounces and Queer Mama Crossroads.

Anastacia-Reneé received the 2018 James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award, which is funded by the Raynier Institute & Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium. The award supports and advances the creative work of outstanding artists living and working in Washington State and is accompanied by a presentation at the Frye Art Museum.

Installation view of Anastacia-Reneé: (Don’t be Absurd) Alice in Parts, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, January 30–April 25, 2021. Photo: Jueqian Fang