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Casey Riordan's Shark Girl by the Sea (with Cancer), 2005

Casey Riordan (American, born 1973).Shark Girl by the Sea (with Cancer), 2005. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 50 x 36 inches (127 x 91.4 cm). 

Artist Talk: Casey Riordan

Friday, October 17, 2014 ● 7 pm
8 pm


The Albright-Knox will host a talk with the artist Casey Riordan, who is perhaps best known as the creator of Shark Girl, a sculpture of whom was recently unveiled at Canalside Buffalo as part of the museum's Public Art Initiative. Joined by Albright-Knox Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott, Riordan will speak about her sculpture and the acclaim it has received in a conversation moderated by WBFO reporter Ashley Hirtzel. Riordan will also discuss the arc of her artistic career, from the genesis of Shark Girl to her new children’s book, Shark Girl and Belly Button, available in Shop AK. Copies of the book will be available for purchase the night of the talk, and the artist will be available for book signings from 7 to 8 pm.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Admission is free, but limited to auditorium capacity. Guests will be seated on a first come, first serve basis.

About the Artist

Casey Riordan (American, born 1973) earned her BFA from Ohio University in 1994. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including those of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the University of Cincinnati, and Ohio University. Visit Casey Riordan’s Website

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