Lowell Darling is a conceptual artist whose work of the past forty years has included performance, video, correspondence art, and numerous public interventions including two statewide campaign for Governor in California in 1978 and 2010.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s the increased professionalization of art education was a ripe target for critique. In this atmosphere, Lowell Darling established the mail order Fat City School of Finds Art out of his Hollywood apartment.Anyone could request a master’s degree, and Darling obliged. He often traveled to the Bay Area to conduct graduation ceremonies, handing out both masters’ and “Doctors of Dada” degrees to one and all. To date, he has granted more than 50,000 degrees.