Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight: Teresa Lanceta

February 18-June 16, 2024

For the first time in its nearly 60-year history, the Meadows Museum will present works by a fiber/textile artist in its exhibition, Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight: Teresa Lanceta. Widely recognized for her large-scale and intricately designed tapestries, Lanceta (b. 1951) was recently awarded her country’s highest honor for visual artists – the Spanish National Prize for Fine Arts. The Meadows Museum exhibition will feature a selection of her weavings, painted and sewn fabric, and pencil drawings.

Drawing upon her Ph.D. in art history and extensive travels throughout Spain and Morocco to study diverse weaving traditions, Lanceta engages with the history of fabrics and domestic labor while also questioning the boundary between “art” and “craft.”

Established in 2019, Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight (MAS) is a six-year partnership between the Meadows Museum and Fundación ARCO, the leading organization behind Spain’s premier contemporary art fair, ARCOmadrid. Through a double-juried process, MAS selects one contemporary Spanish artist with limited recognition in the U.S. biennially and presents their work at the Meadows Museum. A key component of the program is the artist’s visit to Dallas.

The second of three artists chosen for the MAS program, Lanceta will also participate in educational and member programming designed to engage SMU students and the broader community during her visit. Lanceta is represented by 1 Mira Madrid Gallery in Madrid.

This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, in collaboration with Fundación ARCO and is funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation. Promotional support is provided by the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.



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