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Elizabeth Lennard

Elizabeth Lennard

Artworks By Elizabeth Lennard
Biography

After studying film and photography at SFAI, UC Santa Cruz and UCLA Motion Picture & Television Dept., cross-disciplinary artist Elizabeth Lennard worked on writer, Marguerite Duras’ movies. It was only in 2014, that she exhibited her photographic series: “Duras Films” at the Ervin Szabo Library in Budapest, Hungary. The Pompidou Center in Paris presented a solo show of Lennard’s color-altered photographs “Painted New York” in 1979 and in several group shows, most recently “Unbearable Lightness of the 1980s” in 2018. Lennard collaborated with French writer Danielle Mémoire to create “Pour faire une cordelière”, a video-performance part of “Rosebud” at Pompidou Center’s “New Festival” in 2009. Gallery shows include Thackerey & Robertson in San Francisco, Les Filles de Calvaire, Marie Victoire Poliakoff Pixi and Gilles Peyroulet & Cie in Paris. Group shows where Lennard’s work was featured include: “Hand-Painted Photographs” at the De Sasset Museum in Santa Clara, California and “Recycling Art History” at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. In 2019 she was one of three photographers featured in “Public Art, Public Memory Who is Missing” at Kranzberg Art Center – Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Lennard’s work is often associated with other artists or writers. She created Accents in Alsace… from Gertrude Stein’s plays with writer Danielle Mémoire & composer Marc-Olivier Dupin at Musica Festival, Strasbourg & MC93 Bobigny in 2002. Her documentary films include: “The Stein Family: The Making of Modern Art” broadcast on ARTE, shown at ARTFIFA Lincoln Center, N.Y., the Louvre Museum and Grand Palais in Paris; “Serge Poliakoff at Close Range”, broadcast on France 5 and shown at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris and the Maillol Museum; prizewinning “Tokyo Melody: a film about Ryuichi Sakamoto”, shown at festivals worldwide: Tokyo, Rotterdam, London, New Directors /New Films MOMA, N.Y., Edinburgh, Locarno, Sidney, Melbourne, San Francisco, Filmex, L.A….and Casa Bronfman, co-directed with Ermanno Corrado, on a N.Y. townhouse, architect Peter Rose refurbished for Edgar J Bronfman Jr.’s family. Her E-1027, Design for Living/Eileen Gray & Jean Badovici became Talking House part of MOMA’s 2016 exhibition « How Should we live…» and her 2012 video “Battle Scenes of Louis François Lejeune”, was featured in the exhibition “Napoleon’s Wars, Louis François Lejeune General & Painter at Chateau de Versailles. In 2020 Lennard completed “The Birth of a Museum”, (52 min.), produced by Mirage Illimité & France 3 on the creation of a new museum of modern art at 12th Century Fontevraud-Abbaye in the Loire Valley.
Lennard’s: « Rosl’s Suitcase” premiered in 2023 at “This Human World” Human Rights Film Festival in Vienna.