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Visiting Artists Lecture Series

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Visiting Artist Lecture

Visiting Artists Lecture Series Fall 2015 - UNLV/Department of Art

09/3 Allison Miller - Painting

Allison Miller lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from RISD and her MFA from UCLA. Miller is represented by Susan Inglett Gallery, New York and has had multiple solo exhibitions at ACME., Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include the Pizzuti Collection's exhibition Now-ism: Abstraction Today, the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. 2012, Painting in Place, curated by Shamim M. Momin, as well as exhibitions at GAVLAK, Los Angeles, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Austria, Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe, New York, and Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, among others. Her work has been reviewed and/or written about in frieze, Artforum, Flash Art, Modern Painters, Hyperallergic and the Los Angeles Times and was included in Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, by Bob Nickas. Miller was most recently awarded the 2014 SFAI Diebenkorn Fellowship.

09/10 Hrag Vartanian - Curator

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Hrag Vartanian is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hyperallergic, the award-winning art blogazine based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared in countless publications, and he has been invited as a guest commentator on Al Jazeera, WNYC, KCRW, and other national and international media outlets. In addition to his writing and commentary, he has curated numerous exhibitions, including #TheSocialGraph, which was the first exploration of the evolving landscape of social media art back in 2010. He regularly writes and lectures about performance art, the online art world, street art, and multiculturalism.

09/17 Miljohn Ruperto - Photography

Miljohn Ruperto was born in 1971 in Manila, Philippines, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He received a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999, and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2002. His work has been exhibited at several venues, notably at the Whitney Biennial in 2014 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and in Made in L.A. 2012 at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

09/24 Jim Skalman - Sculpture

James Skalman is a San Diego artist who has done many multi-media, site-specific installations in museums and other venues during his 30 year career. HIs recent work sits at a nexus of sculptural and pictorial space, landscape painting, photography, film and the American Southwest.

10/01 Mike Cockrill - Painting and Drawing

With his own distinctive blend of the playful and the serious, Mike Cockrill has been making and exhibiting provocative and challenging figurative paintings for over 35 years. After first gaining notoriety in the early 80s for brash and satirical cartoon paintings, his art has developed psychological nuance and complexity. He has worked through tongue-in-cheek yet darkly disturbing depictions of adolescent girls calmly killing clowns, to sweetly painted scenes that tweak the sexual suggestiveness he has found in children’s book illustrations. Cockrill references a wide range of sources in his work: from high art to advertising, from Giacometti to Norman Rockwell. Mike Cockrill has had over 20 solo exhibitions and his work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America, ARTnews and many other publications.

10/08 Karen Yasinsky - Animation

Karen Yasinsky is an artist and filmmaker working with animation and drawing. Her video installations and drawings have been shown in many venues internationally including the Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art, NY; UCLA Hammer Museum, LA;the Wexner Center, Columbus and Kunst Werke, Berlin. Her films and videos have been screened worldwide at various venues and film festivals including the National Gallery of Art, Museum of Modern Art, NY, the New York Film Festival's Views from the Avant Garde, the San Francisco International, Images Festival, Toronto, the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Ann Arbor Film Festival where she won the Leon Speakers Award for Best Sound Design in 2013. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a fellow of the American Academy in Berlin and the American Academy in Rome. She teaches at Johns Hopkins University in Film and Media Studies.

10/15 Anya Gallacio - Sculpture

Anya Gallaccio is known for installations that employ organic materials that are subject to change and decay—flowers and fruit, sugar and ice—even as her work is inflected with a minimalist vocabulary suggesting durability and timelessness.The elemental quality of these materials results in natural processes of transformation and decay, often with unpredictable results which are dialogue with land artists 60's including Robert Smithson and Walter de Maria and their interest in entropy. She has international solo exhibitions, at institutions including Tate London (2003); Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena (2005); Sculpture Center, New York (2006); Camden Art Centre, London (2008); and Artpace, San Antonio (2013). Gallaccio will have a forthcoming solo exhibition at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Tate London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. A nominee for the prestigious Turner Prize in 2003, the British-born artist is based in San Diego and teaches at the University of California San Diego.

10/22 Aurora Tang - High Desert Test Sites and Center for Land Use Interpretation

Aurora Tang is a researcher and curator based in Los Angeles. She is a program manager at The Center for Land Use Interpretation and the managing director of High Desert Test Sites.

10/29 Carrie Moyer - Painting

Carrie Moyer is an artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited widely, in both the US and Europe. Recent painting shows include Carrie Moyer: Interstellar at the Worcester Art Museum and a traveling survey, Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny, that originated at the Tang Museum. She has received awards from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, and Creative Capital among others. With photographer Sue Schaffner, Moyer co-founded one of the first lesbian public art projects, Dyke Action Machine!, which was active in New York City between 1991-2008. Her writing has appeared in Art in America, the Rail, Artforum, Modern Painters and numerous catalogs. She is an Associate Professor at Hunter College. Moyer is represented by DC Moore Gallery.

11/12 Laura Hyatt - LAND (LA Nomadic Division), Assistant Director

Laura Hyatt is the Associate Director of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), a non profit public art organization that curates site- and situation-specific exhibitions with contemporary artists around the world. She has worked with LAND since its founding in 2009. Prior to her work at LAND, Laura served as the Director of The Company, a former contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles. Laura holds a MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and a BA in Art History from the University of California Santa Barbara.

11/19 Matt Coolidge - Center for Land Use Interpretation

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Matthew Coolidge is the founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, an education and research organization based in Los Angeles. The Center produces exhibitions, presentations, tours, publications, online resources, and other public programs that examine, describe, and explain the built landscape of the nation.

12/03 Letha Wilson - Photography

Letha Wilson was raised in Colorado, received her BFA from Syracuse University, and her MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Letha attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009, and her artwork has been shown at many venues including Art in General, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, International Center for Photography, and the Essl Museum of Contemporary Art (Austria). Letha's work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times, The New Yorker, among others. Letha has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, The Farpath Foundation (France), Santa Fe Art Institute, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and most recently the Headlands Center for the Arts. She was recently awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography and chosen as the Deutsche Bank Fellow, and a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant. Letha currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

12/10 Robert Irwin - Getty Garden

Pasha Rafat Professor of Art

Coordinated: Artist in Residence Program and Seminar in Visual Arts Fall Lecture
Series Program inviting seminal artists, art historians, designers to UNLV Department
of Art and the community.

2015 Spring Lecture Series

Mads Lynnerup

2014 Fall Lecture Series

Jackie Gendel, Joan Linder, Matt Wedell, Chris Sullivan, Tony Tasset, Julie, Saul, Wesley Anderegg, Siohban Piercy, Andre Goeritz, Jeni Sorkin, Hugh M. Davies, Doug Wheeler, Robert Beckman.

2013 Fall Lecture Series

Llyn Foulkes, Roy Beherns, Cristina Linden, Gay Outlaw, James Elkins, Matthew McGarvey, Mathieu Gregoire, Judy Ledgerwood, James Casebere, Jennifer Wynn Reeves, Aram Moshayedi, Mark Quint.

2013 Art in Public Spring Series

Lisa Blatt, Chip Lord, Trevor Paglen, Paul Kos, John Kilduff

2012 Fall Lecture Series

Sally Egbert, David Pagel, Gary Kornblau, Kota Ezawa, Cliff Benjamin, Bruce McClure, Rebbeca Morris, Rebecca Campbell, Brian McCutheon, Erik Beehn, Phillip Scholz Rittermann, Samatha Fields.

2012 Spring Lecture Series

Deborah Luster, Edgar Arceneaux, Veronica Roberts, Dike Blair, Philip Ursprung, Stanya Khan, Larry Bell, Iva Gueorguieva, Kerry Tribe, Clayton Campbell, Robert deSaint Phalle, Robert Irwin

2011 Site-Conditioned Drawing exhibition, curated Pasha Rafat, Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery, symposium: Fifth Street School, Robert Irwin, George Trakas, Siah Armajani, Richard Flieschner.

UNLV/City of Las Vegas Arts Commission collaboration

2010 Fall Lecture Series

Anthony Craig Drennen, Mathieu Gregoire, Elizabeth Hudson, Elizabet East, Diana G. Macia, Zach Rockhill, Kerry Laitala, George Trakas, Sean Stewart, Martin Kersels, Alix, Pearlstein, Barbara Grygutis.

2010 Art in Public Lectures

Roy McMakin, Kota Ezawa, Emily Scott, Evan Dent.

2009 Fall Lecture Series

Robert Irwin*, Kim Stringfellow, Hugh Davies, Jon Rappleye, Beth Campbell, Zhi Lin, Ed Fella, China Adams

2009 Art in Public (Spring)

Rick Lowe*, Mark Masuoka* Kristina Wong*

2008 Fall Lecture Series

William O’Brian, Tim Lowly, Calum Colvin, John Divola, Pae White, Robin Brailsford*, Eve Sussman, Michael Rakowitz, Josiah McHelheny.

2007 Fall Lecture Series

Harrell Fletcher, Christa Erikson, Stephen Frailey, Rosemarie Fiorie, Akira Hasegawa*, Sam Nigro, Jean Lowe, Nic Nicosia, Jack Sullivan, Joseph Del Pesco, Scott Oliver, Charles Long, Andrea Fraser.

Lecture/workshops, City of Las Vegas Arts Commission sponsorship:

2014 Karen Baldner, Jack Brogan, Sohrab Mohebbi, Bill Kelly Jr.,
2013 Lisa Blatt, Chip Lord, Trevor Paglen, Paul Kos, John Kilduff
2011 Nick Cave, Anya Galaccio - Lecture
2010 Roy McMakin, Kota Ezawa, Emily Scott, Evan Dent - lecture
2009 Robert Irwin, Rick Lowe, Mark Masuoka, Kristina Wong - lecture
2008 Susan Gray, Nancy Riegelman - lecture
2008 Cameron McNall - lecture
Zarouhie Abdalian, Amy Siegel
2008 Mathew Coolidge - lecture
2007 Vito Acconci - lecture
2006 Ed Bereal - lecture
2006 Coy Howard - lecture
2005 Jon Rubin* lecture/workshop
2005-10-11 George Trakas lecture/workshop
2005, 2011 Siah Armajani * lecture
2004-2006 Robert Irwin* lecture
2004 Mary Beebe Stuart Collection, UCSD, lecture/workshop
2004 Cindy Bernard photographer, visiting artist, spring semester
2003 James Welling photographer, UCLA
2001 Robert Irwin alecture
2001 Dextra Frankel museum designer, lecture/workshop
2001 Susan Snyder architect, lecture/workshop
2001 Alexis Smith artist lecture/workshop, visiting artist, Spring 2002
2001 Aristotle Georgiades artist lecture/workshop
1999 Robert Irwin artist lecture, design of central garden at
1998 John Baldessari artist lecture, workshop
1997-2010 Mathiue Gregoire artist lecture,visiting sculptor faculty, 1998-99
1997 Ellen Brooks photographer, lecture/ workshop
1993 Dike Blair artist in resident, Fall semester
1993 Siah Armajani lecture/ workshop
1993 Sarah Charlesworth - lecture/ exhibition, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery
1993 Stephen Frailey lecture/ exhibition, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, Artist in Residence, spring semester
1991 A. D. Coleman photography critic, N.Y. Observer, artist in
1991 Linda Troeller photographer, recipient of Ferguson Award, Artist-In-Residence, Spring 1991
1991 Stephen Frailey professor of Photography, School of Visual Arts, artist-In-Residence, Spring semester
1990 Douglas K Hall freelance photographer, writer, Lecture/workshop
1990 Misha Gordon photographer, lecture
1990 Patrick Nagatani associate Professor of Art, UNM, lecture, workshop and an one person exhibit,
1989 Jim Stone Editor of Photo Education Polaroid Newsletter,
1988 Robert Heinecken lecture
1988 Lawrie Brown, chair Photography Department,
1988-91 Eric Renner editor of Pinhole Photography Journal, Director of Pinhole Resource Center, Two lectures, workshop Resident, spring semester New York Donna Beam Gallery, UNLV lecture, workshop Cabrillo College
1987 Bill Jay professor of Art and Art History, Arizona State University Lecture, workshop
1987 David Bunn professor of Art, University of Southern California, lecture, workshop, and exhibition
1987 Darryl Curran professor of Art, Head of Photography Department, California State University, Fullerton,
1986 Sheila Pinkel lecture 1985-86 Robert Irwin Recipient of Mc Arthur Foundation Fellowship, 1985 Maurice Gray, workshop, lecture and an one person Lecture/workshop exhibition, Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery, UNLV


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