Susanna Coffey is an artist best known for her painted self-portraits. Her work also encompasses themes of war, still life and nighttime, plein air landscapes. Coffey graduated with a B.F.A degree from the University of Connecticut in 1977 and received an M.F.A degree from the Yale School of Art in 1982. She is a fellowship recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Coffey's work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States and Europe. She is the F.H. Sellers Professor in Painting at The School of The Art Institute in Chicago, where she has taught since 1982.
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public.