Food and Art

Mie Mogensen

Mie Mogensen
3 Sessions » Saturdays, October 25-November 8
11 am–2 pm | McMillan Conference Room | $125

No prerequisite.

What is it about food in art that both seduces and repulses us? How does food awaken our critical faculties? And how can we use food in our own art practice?

This intensive class is about the use and portrayal of food in art, and how food serves both as an inspiration as well way as critique. The class will be a mixture of looking at, tasting, drawing/painting and even some sculpting around the theme of food in art. We will examine food in art history and talk about how food has been perceived and used in art. We will also watch films, and possibly go on fieldtrips to restaurants that use untraditional food servings and they can talk about their passion for food.

Mie Mogensen received her MA from the Roskilde University and Humboldt Universität, Berlin in 2007. From 2007 to 2010, she worked with public art and city development in Scandinavia—starting several public galleries, and consulted with municipalities to generate new social and artistic strategies for renewal of city spaces. In 2013, Mogensen graduated with her MFA in New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute. Currently, she is an artist-in-residence at Root Division, and is exhibiting her interactive sculptural work around the Bay Area and Southern California. Her most recent exhibition, Unsparing Quality, was on display at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles.


Mie Hørlyk Mogensen
Future Friend, 2014
Plaster, pigment, and metal tube
Courtesy of the artist