Dec 17, 2020
Chicago Reader Book Club
Riva joins the Chicago Reader Book Club to discuss her memoir, Golem Girl
Nov 13, 2020
Riva Lehrer, in conversation with Joey Soloway. 6pm PST
Nov 7, 2020
Exhibit: The Long Dream
I will have two portraits in The Long Dream, an exhibit examining the position of artists in this strange and difficult time. The Long Dream provides an overview of generations of Chicago art, and the strategies we're using as we grapple with our times.
Oct 30, 2020
Chicago Humanities Festival
Golem Girl: Riva Lehrer in Conversation with David Mitchell.
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Register online.
Oct 15, 2020
One World Ideas x Action
I will be in conversation with artist Molly Crabapple, moderated by publisher Christopher Jackson. The event begins at 8:00 pm EST/7:00 pm CST and is free with RSVP. Get tickets at Eventbrite.
Oct 10, 2020
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Solo Show
My solo show of new works opens at Zolla Lieberman Gallery, at 11 a.m. CST. I plan to be at the gallery from about 1 to 4:30. Depending on the weather I hope to perform 2 informal outdoor readings from Golem Girl. Unfortunately, there will not be ASL or other captioning available, if the readings do take place.
COVID precautions will be in place: limited attendance in the gallery, hand sanitizer, and mask requirements for all attendees.
Zolla/Lieberman is an accessible first-floor space, though any bathroom needs may have to be found elsewhere. FREE no RSVP needed.
Oct 10, 2020
NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon
I will be in conversation with Scott Simon on Weekend Edition Saturday, on NPR Radio. Between 8-10 AM EST, 7-10 AM CST, 6-9 AM PST. Exact time unknown.
Oct 9, 2020
ArtForum Dispatch Feature
My work will be featured on the Dispatch platform in ArtForum International, courtesy Zolla/Lieberman Gallery. Subscribe for free at this link:
Oct 6, 2020
Official (Virtual) Book Launch!
Novelist Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife) helps me release Golem Girl into the great wild world. Event is FREE with RSVP or purchase the book through WCF. This event includes ASL interpretation and closed captioning.
Sep 25, 2020
Curatorial Talks: Riva Lehrer and Terry R. Myers
Art critic and curator Terry Myers and I will chat about contemporary portraiture and other entertaining obsessions. The event will be simulcast to MANA CONTEMPORARY, BROOKLYN RAIL, and the virtual CHICAGO ART EXPO art fair. This event will be live-captioned. FREE with RSVP.