Greer Lankton1958-1996

Note
Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art
Location
Pittsburgh, PA

$10,000 toward the re-creation of the sculptor’s 1996 installation Its all about ME Not You, which is a part of the museum’s permanent collection, organized by museum co-director Michael Olijnyk, assistant curator Owen Smith, and archivist Leah Durand. Originally from Flint, Michigan, Lankton studied at the Art Institute of Chicago before receiving her BFA from Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY. She created highly expressive mannequin-like figures with full make-up, wigs and jewelry that, combined with auto biographical drawings and home-made shrines documenting New York’s 1980s East Village, explored gender, sexuality and the so-called “freaks” of society.