Bracha Ettinger, painter, philosopher, psychoanalyst and writer, is a prominent figure among both the French painters' and the Israeli art's scenes. In addition to holding the first museum exhibition of her work in the United States, Ettinger engaged with groups of students from across the University at Buffalo throughout her residency. She interacted with graduate students in the Department of Art in two ways:
April 23-25: Providing one-on-one attention to MFA students through individual studio visits
April 24: Discussing her artistic and theoretical work in Prof. Gary Nickard's “Art and Psychoanalysis” seminar.
Ettinger's art was recently analyzed at length in the book Women Artists at the Millennium, in Griselda Pollock's Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum and in Catherine de Zegher's anthology Women's Work is Never Done. Her ideas in cultural theory, psychoanalysis, and French feminism achieved recognition after the publication of Matrix and Metramorphosis (1992), fragments from her notebooks (Moma, Oxford, 1993) and The Matrixial Gaze (1995). Over the last two decades her work has been influential in art history, film studies (including feminist film theory), psychoanalysis, aesthetics, and gender studies.