Lux Institute welcomes new artist to residency


Lux Art Institute is pleased to announce the exhibition of Squeak Carnwath, the final of five resident artists at Lux during their 2014 –2015 season.

Squeak Carnwath builds her luminous, free-form paintings layer by layer, incorporating words, phrases, and symbols in lush fields of color. During her residency, Carnwath will re-create her studio environment and complete a “song painting,” where she floats popular song titles on a color field of blocks that fit together seamlessly.

Carnwath will be in residence at Lux from June 13-July 11, 2015, with an exhibit from June 13-Aug. 8. The members-only opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. June 12, and the public is invited to see her work in progress during Artist Studio hours: 1-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. As part of the Studio Series, Lux will host a casual wine reception followed by an interactive discussion with Carnwath from 5:30-7 p.m. June 25. Lux members can attend for free. Visit

Carnwath received her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1977. Her work is exhibited widely and is in the collections of major institutions. She has received numerous awards, among them two Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is Professor Emerita at UC Berkeley.