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Visiting Artists & Scholars

Visiting Artists and Scholars Fall 2018 / Spring 2019

The Body: Power, Meaning & Representation in Contemporary Art

Washington State University’s Department of Fine Arts is pleased to present the 2018-2019 Fine Arts Season of thematic programming focused on the human body. The human body has always played a central role in art. Artistic representations of the body are found in nearly every culture in the world. Today, many artists are pushing beyond representation and beyond the classical traditions of paint and marble to utilize new technologies such as digital media, and new strategies such as performance and social practice. While authority over the human body has long been determined by gender and class, in today’s highly globalized and pluralistic contemporary art world, artists view the body as a malleable site of meaning and power, not as an archetype but as a performative instrument, a vessel to be filled and surface upon which the artist or viewer may project her own fears, desires and dreams.

Through a variety of exhibitions, lectures and performances by international artists and scholars, the WSU department of fine arts presents a diverse group of artists and scholars who use the body to create radical representations, reimaginings and abstractions of the human form.

All events are free and open to the public, supported by the Forst Fund.

Click here for more information about the Forst Endowed Fine Arts Visiting Artist Program 


Jiemei Lin

August 20 – September 25, 2018, Fine Arts Gallery 2
Opening Reception August 23, 4:30pm
Visiting Artist Lecture, September 13, 4:30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Tariqa Waters

October 2018, Fine Arts Gallery 2
Opening Reception TBA
Visiting Artist Lecture, October 4, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Palouse Performance Art Showcase featuring Shana Moulton

November 6-9, 2018, Fine Arts Gallery 2

The Body: Power, Meaning & Representation in Contemporary Art
Guest Juror: Chris E. Vargas

Juried Exhibition, November 2018 – January 2019, Fine Arts Gallery 2
Chris E. Vargas Visiting Artist Lecture, January 2019, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

 

 

 

Past Programming

 

Visiting Artists and Scholars Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

Washington State University Department of Fine Arts proudly presents Shifting Landscapes: 2017-18 Fine Arts Season. Each year, the Department of Fine Arts organizes a robust series of visiting artist talks and gallery exhibitions around a common theme. This year, artists are considering our ever-changing environment. The idea of Shifting Landscapes is understood broadly, engaging varied academic disciplines and critical contexts such as global climate change, industrial and technological revolutions, politics and culture. Students, faculty and the public are invited to share in an open-minded dialogue about the world around us sparked by presentations and exhibitions by a diverse range of artists and artist groups including Carlos Castellanos, Signal Fire, Jeffry Mitchell, Mark Dorf, Kim Stringfellow and Wendy Red Star. All events are free to attend, supported by the Forst Fund.

Marie Watt: 2018 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecturer
April 12, 2018, Visiting Artist Walkthrough, 1:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Hockenhull Lecture, 4:30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062
Reception, 5:30pm, Fine Arts Foyer

Letha Wilson
Visiting Artist Lecture, January 18, 4:30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Wendy Red Star
Visiting Artist Lecture at WSU Museum Exhibition Closing Reception
Friday, November 17th, 6:00pm

Kim Stringfellow
Visiting Artist Lecture November 9th, 4:30pm
FA 5062 Auditorium

Mark Dorf
Visiting Artist Lecture Thursday, October 19th, 4:30pm
FA 5062 Auditorium

Jeffry Mitchell
Visiting Artist Lecture Thursday, October 5th, 4:30pm
FA 5062 Auditorium

Shifting Landscapes: Signal Fire
Exhibition October 9th- November 3rd
Closing Reception Thursday, November 2nd, 4:30pm-5:30, Fine Arts Gallery 2
5:30pm-6:30 Gallery Fireside Chat with Signal Fire Artists

Under the Skin: Dismantling Borders within Borders
Exhibition October 3 – October 31, 2017, Fine Arts Gallery 3
Opening Reception 5:30pm, Fine Arts Gallery 2 

Carlos Castellanos
Visiting Artist Lecture Thursday, September 14th, 4:30pm, FA 5062 Auditorium
Exhibition September 14th – Oct 4th, Fine Arts Gallery 2
Opening Reception 5:30pm, Fine Arts Gallery 2 

 

 

 

Visiting Artists and Scholars Spring 2017

Kristan Kennedy

Visiting Artist Lecture, April 20, 2016, 4:30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

MSHR

March 10 – April 1, 2016, Fine Arts Gallery 2
Opening Reception, March 10, 6 – 8PM
Visiting Artist Lecture, March 9, 4:30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Melinda Hurst Frye

Visiting Artist Lecture, Feb 15, 4:30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Utopia/Dystopia Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception, Feb 2, 2016, 5PM
Feb. 2 – Mar. 3, 2016, Fine Arts Gallery 2

PSJM

Feb. 2, 2016, 12:15pm
Visiting Artist Skype Lecture, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

 

 

Visiting Artists and Scholars Fall 2016

Ann-Marie Oliver

Nov. 3, 2016, 5PM
Visiting Artist Lecture, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Symposium on Place

Friday, October 21, 6-9pm
Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Torrey Pines / Clyde Petersen

Film Screening with a live score performed by a 3-piece band
October 18, 2016, 7:30PM, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Eroyn Franklin

Oct. 5, 2016, 1:10pm
Visiting Artist Lecture, Museum of Art/WSU

Oscar Tuazon

Sept. 26 – Oct 21, 2016, Fine Arts Gallery 2
Opening Reception Sept. 29, 6 – 8PM
Visiting Artist Lecture, Sept. 30, 5pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Isabelle Andriessen

September 8, 2016, 5pm
Visiting Artist Skype Lecture and Conversation, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

Jenny Hyde

Aug. 22 – Sept. 23, 2016, Fine Arts Gallery 2
Opening Reception, Aug. 25th, 6 – 8PM
Visiting Artist Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 1, 5pm, Fine Arts Auditorium 5062

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 Visiting Artists and Scholars Spring 2016

Pae White

Jan. 25-26, 2016
Lecture, Monday, Jan. 25, 5pm, Fine Arts Auditorium

Dr. Sue Taylor

Jan. 28-29, 2016
Lecture, Thursday, Jan. 28,  5pm,
Kimbrough 101

Shrijon Chowdhury

Feb. 4-5, 2016
Lecture, Thursday, Feb. 4, 5pm,
Fine Arts Auditorium

Jeff Olson

Feb. 10-12, 2016
Lecture, Friday, Feb 12, 5pm,
Fine Arts Auditorium
Exhibition Closing Reception, Friday, Feb 12, 6pm,
Gallery 2

Tracy Featherstone

March 2-4, 2016
Lecture, Thursday, March 3,  5pm,
Fine Arts Auditorium

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Visiting Artists and Scholars Spring 2015

Ayana Jackson: 2015 Hockenhull Lecture

March 26, 2015
Lecture, 5:30pm, Fine Arts Auditorium

Michael Schultheis

March 9, 2015
Lecture, 7pm, CUB Auditorium

Julie Anand

Feb. 18, 2015, 5pm, Kimbrough Hall 101
Lecture: Head in the Clouds, Boots on the Ground: Work by Julie Anand

A. Jackon Visit (March 2015)

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Visiting Artists and Scholars Fall 2014

Kirsten Furlong

Repeat and Shift: Recent Work by Kirsten Furlong, Wednesday Oct 8th 2014 5pm @ Kimbrough 101

Paul Manoguerra

Tuesday, September 9th at 5pm in Kimbrough 101 Paul Manoguerra is the Director and Curator of the Jundt Museum of Art. His lecture is titled American Artist-Adventures: Manifest Destiny and Landscape Aesthetics in the Northwest.

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Paul Manoguerra joined students and faculty for an informal dinner after his lecture. Photo by Phillip Mudd.