In conjunction with the A Vast Furniture exhibition on view at the Schindler House, artist Kim Stringfellow presented a lecture on historical and contemporary instances of homesteading in the California desert, from her Jackrabbit Homesteads project examining the relics of the Small Tract Act of 1938 to the community behind current placemaking efforts in the Mojave Desert.
About Kim Stringfellow
Kim Stringfellow is an artist and educator living in Joshua Tree, CA. She teaches photography and multimedia at San Diego State University in the School of Art + Design. Stringfellow’s work has been exhibited at the International Center for Photography, LACMA, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Autry National Center, Nevada Museum of Art, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Gagosian Madison Avenue, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, UC Riverside Culver Arts Center, and the Santa Fe Art Institute among others. Internationally, her work has been included in exhibits at Cubitt, London; the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts in Tallinn, Estonia; and at the José Martí National Library in Havana. Stringfellow’s projects have been commissioned and funded by leading organizations including Cal Humanities, Creative Work Fund, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Seattle Arts Commission. She is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography and the 2012 recipient of the Theo Westenberger Award for Artistic Excellence.