Department of Art and Art History Special Programs

Visiting Artists Program

Each year, internationally known artists visit the department during fall semester to give public lectures and seminars, and to meet with graduate students for private critiques.

Fall 2013

man with stone
Kevin Everson, Stone, 2013, 7 minutes, HD, color
Courtesy Trilobite-Arts-DAC and Picture Palace Pictures

Kevin Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has an MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron and is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. His artwork—paintings, sculptures, photographs, and films, including six features and over one hundred short-form works—have been exhibited internationally at festivals, museums, cinemas and galleries. His films Emergency Needs and Quality Control were included in the 2008 and 2012 Whitney Biennials. A solo exhibition of his short films, More Than That: The Films of Kevin Jerome Everson was held at the Whitney in 2011. He has been the subject of career retrospectives at the Centre Pompidou, Paris and Visions du Reel, Nyon.  He is the recipient of the 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts for Film/Video. The 3-disc boxed set Broad Daylight and Other Times is distributed by Video Data Bank. A solo exhibition is planned for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland in 2014.

Public Lecture

Mon, Oct 7
5pm
Art Building, Room 1.102

Public Seminar

Tues, Oct 8
2pm
Art Building, Room 3.206 (Transmedia Studio)


abstract painting
Lisa Sanditz, Pink Slime

Lisa Sanditz

Lisa Sanditz has spent the last ten years traveling, researching, and painting the American landscape. This notion has taken her as far as China in pursuit of a globalizing notion of the American landscape.  She has shown her work in the United States and abroad in solo shows at CRG Gallery in New York, Acme Gallery in Los Angeles, Rodolphe Jansen Gallery in Brussels, and The Kemper Museum in Kansas City. She has most recently had work at The Torrance Museum of Art in Orange County, CA, Southern Alberta Gallery in Canada, and The Isolation Room in St. Louis.  She will have shows with CRG Gallery and Acme Gallery in the next year.  She is a visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Arts at Bard College.

Public Lecture

Mon, Oct 28
5pm
Art Building, Room 1.102

Public Seminar

Tues, Oct 29
2pm
Art Building, Room 3.206 (Transmedia Studio)


woman performing
Kate Gilmore, Buster, 2011, video
Courtesy of the Artist

Kate Gilmore

Kate Gilmore received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York and her Bachelors degree from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. She has been the recipient of several international awards and honors, such as the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (2007/2008), The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2009/2010), Rauschenberg Residency Award (2014), Art Matters Grant (2012), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award for Artistic Excellence, New York, (2010), the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, New York (2006), The LMCC Workspace Residency, New York (2005), New York Foundation for The Arts Fellowship, New York (2012 and 2005), and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Residency, Brooklyn, New York (2010).  Gilmore has been in numerous notable exhibitions including a solo exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (2013), the Whitney Biennial (2010), The Moscow Biennial (2011), and PS1 Greater New York (2005 and 2010). Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.  Gilmore is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Purchase College, State University of New York and faculty in the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts.

Note: Kate Gilmore's visit has been cancelled.

Public Lecture

Mon, Nov 11
5pm
Art Building, Room 1.102

Public Seminar

Tues, Nov 12
2pm
Art Building, Room 3.206 (Transmedia Studio)


two men in tuxedos with a tree
The Art Guys Marry A Plant, 2009, photo by Everett Taasevigen

The Art Guys

The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth, b. 1956, Philadelphia, and Jack Massing, b. 1959, Buffalo) began working together in 1983 after meeting while students at the University of Houston and have continued a collaboration that spans thirty years.

The Art Guys have experimented with a wide range of materials and activities in their attempt to expand the dialog and boundaries of art. Sculpture, drawing, performances, installations and video are among the many forms The Art Guys have employed, with food, drugs, pencils, baseball bats, car lot flags, toothbrushes and matches as just a small sampling of the unconventional materials they have utilized. Using an open and offbeat “direct-to-the public” methodology, they have presented their work in grocery stores, movie theaters, airports, restaurants, sports arenas and many other non-traditional venues for experiencing art while also exploiting mass media and entertainment to explore contemporary society and issues. They are perhaps most well known for their numerous staged performances, public spectacles, and “behavioral” interventions in a wide array of situations that have blurred the divisions between art and life.

Described in the New York Times as “a cross between Dada and David Letterman, John Cage and the Smothers Brothers,” The Art Guys often use humor and everyday materials as a way to demystify art in an attempt to welcome a broad range of audiences into the discourse of contemporary art. In this way their work has been compared to medieval court jesters and fools as well as noted 20th century artists like Marcel Duchamp and Dada, Fluxus artists, Andy Warhol and William Wegman among others.

Public Lecture

Mon, Feb 3, 2014
5pm
Art Building, Room 1.102

Public Seminar

Tues, Feb 4, 2014
2pm
Art Building, Room 3.206 (Transmedia Studio)