Crow Unscripted: Making Impact with Social Practice Artist Darryl Ratcliff
Image Courtesy of Darryl Ratcliff and Artists in Defense of Black Lives Matter Dallas
BEGINNING AT NOON CST, EVENT WILL BE LIVE ON THE CROW MUSEUM FACEBOOK PAGE:
MAKING IMPACT: A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH SOCIAL PRACTICE ARTIST Darryl Ratcliff
Social practice artist and poet Darryl Ratcliff talks candidly with Amy Lewis Hofland about his current work with Artists in Defense of Black Lives Matter Dallas, his cultural projects, and how the Crow Museum can be a meaningful ally.
Ratcliff is the cofounder of Ash Studios, Creating Our Future, and Michelada Think Tank. He is currently Director of Black People Projects, a new initiative that presents black artists without gallery representation at the leading commercial art galleries.
About the Artist:
Darryl Ratcliff is an artist and poet based in Dallas, TX whose work engages communities and mobilizes social issues. Ratcliff is the cofounder of Ash Studios, Creating Our Future, and Michelada Think Tank. His cultural projects have taken place at Carnegie Mellon University, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, California Institute of the Arts, Nasher Sculpture Center, San Diego Art Institute, Cue Art Foundation(NYC), New Arts Center (Boston), and Japanese Cultural Center (L.A.). Ratcliff is an arts writer who regularly contributes to The Dallas Morning News, and D Magazine.
Ratcliff has curated shows at the Latino Cultural Center, South Dallas Cultural Center, Kanju Interiors, Red Bird Mall, Buckner DART Station, 1111 Gallery, Ash Studios. He was awarded Best Gallery or Art Space from D Magazine in 2016 for Ash Studios. Ratcliff currently is the Director of Black Projects a new initiative that presents black artists without gallery representation at the leading commercial art galleries and will be curating shows at The Public Trust Gallery, Talley Dunn Gallery, and Cydonia Gallery in 2020.
He is the recipient of many artist awards including from the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Common Field, and Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas, Embrey Family Foundation, George and Fay Young Foundation, Dallas Observer and D Magazine. Ratcliff has spoken about his work at Open Engagement (Oakland Museum of Art), Common Field Convening (Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami), New Cities Future Ruins (Southern Methodist University), Cue Art Foundation (New York City), Walters Art Museum (Baltimore), Japanese Cultural Center (Los Angeles), Galveston Arts Center and served on the 2016 visual arts grant review panel for the National Endowment for the Arts. Ratcliff’s projects have received press in Art In America, Field Journal, HyperAllergic, Art F City, Temporary Art Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, Ft. Worth Weekly, Texas Arts and Culture Magazine, Glasstire, D Magazine, KERA, and many others.