Joey Fauerso's playful, experimental practice is often collaborative in nature, whether incorporating portraits of friends and peers into her paintings or inviting her children to collaborate on projects in her studio. In this virtual program, poet Jenny Browne (2017 State of Texas Poet Laureate), one of Fauerso's friends and collaborators, joins the artist to read selections of her work and engage in conversation around Fauerso's practice and current exhibition at the VAC, Wait for It.
Joey Fauerso: Wait for It is on view September 24 – December 3, 2021.
Jenny Browne is the author of three collections of poems: Dear Stranger, The Second Reason, and At Once, all from the University of Tampa Press. Her poems and essays have appeared widely, including American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, The New York Times, Tin House, and Threepenny Review. A former James Michener Fellow at The University of Texas in Austin, she has received grants from the San Antonio Artist Foundation, the Texas Writers League, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently she is an Associate Professor of English at Trinity University, and was the 2016-2018 City of San Antonio Poet Laureate and the 2017 State of Texas Poet Laureate. In 2020, she was the Distinguished Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She lives with her husband and daughters Lyda and Harriet in downtown San Antonio, Texas.
Joey Fauerso (b. 1976, San Antonio, Texas) lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. She has had solo and two-persons exhibitions at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2020); Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio (2019); Testsite, Austin, TX (2018); David Shelton Gallery, Houston (2016); and Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2016). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the New Mexico State University Art, Museum, Las Cruces (2020); Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville (2020); MASS MoCA, North Adams (2019); Aquarius Studios, Brooklyn (2019); Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison (2019); Museo de Arte Moderno Medellin, Medellin, Colombia (2017); SET-Lugar a Dudes, Cali, Colombia (2017); Blue Star Museum of Contemporary Art, San Antonio (2016); Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana/Unidad Lerma, Mexico (2016); Artpace, San Antonio (2016), amongst others. She was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 2020. In 2021, Fauerso will be in residence at the Yaddo Residency in Saratoga Springs, New York, and in 2022 she will participate in the Interlude Residency in Livingston, New York. Fauerso is Professor of Art at Texas State University, San Marcos.