Ace Lehner

Ace Lehner

Ph.D. Student, History of Art and Visual Culture
MFA, Fine Art and Photography, Artist
www.AceLehner.com
Abstract: 
Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, Queer and Trans* Theory, Gender Theory, Contemporary Photography, Video, collaborative practices, Critical Issues in Art Practice, Identity and Representation, Critical Race and Performance Theory.
Email: 
alehner@ucsc.edu
Research Interests: 

Ace Lehner is a Visual Culture Scholar and Artist. Lehner's research and artistic practice revolve broadly around the self-representation of contemporary queer and trans* and otherwise
representationally marginalized subjects. Lehner's scholarly methodology is rooted in Culural Studies Queer and Trans* theory. Lehner is particularly interested in Photography, Video and collaborative practices, Queer Aesthetics, Critical Race and Feminist Discourses and Performance Theory. Lehner is
originally from Averill Park, NY and currently based in Oakland,
California. Lehner has exhibited, lectured and taught throughout North
America and Internationally. Lehner was a recipient of the Murphy
Cadogen Fellowship in the Fine Arts and the Sheffield Art League
Portfolio Prize. Lehner's work is held in several private
collections. Lehner's artistc prcatice moves across photography and video and embraces
collaboration as a form of production.Lehner is also part of the artist collaborative project ERNEST.

More info at:

http://www.acelehner.com/

http://iamernest.us/

Selected Publications: 

"Surveilling Emptiness At Wapato Jail," in Demos, 2016 

“From
Rayon to Original Plumbing: A brief reflection on representations of trans*
people in U.S.  

VASA Journal of Images and Culture, Identity Politics Issue, 2015

"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn continues to make waves," The Bay
Citizen
, San Francisco, CA, 2010              

"Unfixing the
Photograph: Rethinking the Way We Look At Portrait Photography," Sightlines, 2010

"Abraham
Cruzvillegas' not so solo, solo show: Dismantling the Art World Star System and
Rebuilding Relationships," Wattis Blog, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, 2009

"Genderqueer," published in Genderqueer exhibition catalogue,
Oakland, CA, 2008     

Selected Presentations: 

Trans*Selfies: Self-Portraiture in the Age of
Non-Binary Gender and Social Media
- 7th Annual Kern
Conference On Visual Communication – Selfies, Self-Portraits and Social Media, RIT, Rochester, NY, 2016

Transmale Selfies and The Politics of
Picturing
, Immunity/Community
Conference, Stony Brook University, Manhattan, NY, 2015           

Guest Lecture
on Trans* representation, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz,
CA 2015

"From Rayon to Original Plumbing: Looking at and thinking through trans* embodiment in
Contemporary U.S. Visual Culture," Gender Beyond Boundaries,
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2014

Sochi Reel-Time, ERNEST discussion of 2014 Sochi Olympics, c3: initiative, Portland OR/Oakland, CA, 2014

"From
Award Winning Stereotype to Everyday Hero: Contemporary Representations of
Trans* people in Contemporary
Visual Culture,"
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, 2014

Artist
Lecture, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, 2014

Artist Lecture, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills,
CA, 2013

Artist
Lecture, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco, CA, 2012

Artist Lecture, The Harker
School, San Jose, CA 2012

"125 Years Later: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn continue to make
waves," Wattis
Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2011   

Making
and Writing; Sustaining a Successful Dual Practice
,
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2011

Unfixing
the Photograph,
University
of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz,
CA, 2011

"Unfixing the Photograph," Visual +
Critical Studies Symposium,
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2010

Private
Parts: The Art of Sensuality and Sexuality,
Artist Talk, Solano Community College, Fairfield, CA, 2009

"Picturing Resistance: The Problem of Vision,
Photography’s Disidentification with Visibility," Queer Art Symposium,
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2009                        

Artist Lecture, San Francisco, Waldorf High School San Francisco, CA                                                                              

Love Ethic and Unfixing the Photograph, University
of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2009                                             

"Love Ethic," Making Contemporary Queer Histories, Panelist, California College of the
Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2009   

Love
Ethic,
The
Urban School, San Francisco, CA, 2009

The
Queer Gaze and illegibility
,
Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2008

Teaching Interests: 

Contemporary Photography theory, Queer and Trans* Theory, Politics of Representation, Cultural Studies, Photography practice including film and digital, Contemporary Art, Queer Art History and Visual Culture.

Honors and Awards: 

Porter College Research and Travel Grant, UCSC, 2014-2015

Graduate Merit Scholarship, California College of
the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2007-2010

CCA Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2007-2010

Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA, 2009 

Research and Travel Grant, California College
of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2009

Community Teaching Fellowship, The Center for Art and Public Life, Oakland, CA, 2007

Education and Training: 
M.F.A. Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
M.A. Visual and Critial Studies, California College of the Art, San Francisco, CA
International Artist Exchange, Middlesex Univeristy, London, U.K.
B.F.A. Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (With Distinction)
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