Visiting Artist Program
All lectures begin at 5pm in room 102 in Miller Center for the Humanities on the Lewis & Clark College campus unless otherwise noted. Sponsored by the Lewis & Clark College Art Department, all lectures are open to the college community and the public. For information, contact the Art Department: 503-768-7390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2012 Visiting Artist Lectures
Reynier Leyva Novo- Hailing from Havana, Cuba. Leyva Novo Graduated from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in 2003, studied at the Higher Art Institute from 2004 to 2008, served as chair of the Behavior Art program directed by Tania Brugera in 2007. Among his solo exhibitions are National Sport, Salle Zero, Alliance Française; 50th Anniversary Collection, Center for the Development of Visual Arts: and, By an Endless Trail, Museum of Colonial Art, all in Havana. He has participated in significant group exhibitions at the Liverpool Biennial Arte 10: 31st Pontevedra Biennial. Galicia, spain: and, National Hispanic Center Art Museum, Alburquerque, New Mexico. In 2011, Novo was the sole Cuban artist chosen for the 54th Venice Biennial. This lecture is co-sponsored by History, Latin American Studies, Hispanic Studies, Ethnic Studies and Memory Studies.
Namita Gupta Wiggers is Director and Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Craft in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art. Through curatorial practice, Wiggers considers how craft and design function as subjects and verbs, simultaneously distinct and intersecting practices, and how the exhibition operates as a site and space for curatorial inquiry. Wiggers pursued doctoral studies in art history at the University of Chicago, where she earned her MA. She holds a BA in art history and English, Rice University. She is co-founder of Critical Craft Forum, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Craft Council.
Anna Fidler is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, in 1995 and a Master of Fine Arts degree is studio art from Portland State University in 2005. Fidler has had solo exhibitions at Wieden & Kennedy, Portland, Oregon; Disjecta, Portland, Oregon; Johansson Projects in Oakland, California; and is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland. Her work has been positively reviews in Art in America, Art Ltd, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the Oregonian.
Naomi Hume is Associate Professor of Art History at Seattle University where she teaches courses on modern art. She received her Ph.D from the University of Chicago and her research focuses on how Central and Eastern European artists adapted international avant-garde art languages to address contemporary political, cultural, local and national issues. She has presented her work at national and international conferences in the US, Belgium, Britain, the Czech Republic and Sweden. Recent publications include: “Avant-Garde Anachronisms: Prague’s Group of Fine Artists and Viennese Art Theory,” (Slavic Review, Fall 2012) and “The Nature of Print Photography in the 1850’s,” (History of Photography, Feb. 2011)
The Museum of Commerce was founded by Brooklyn artist George Raggett in 2005. Before 2005 Ragget had exhibited widely including White Columns, New York City; The Happy Lion, Los Angeles; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. While exploring different was of reaching the public, the Museum has been recently included in exhibitions at Scripps Institute, San Diego; LAXART, Los Angeles; The Lab, Boston; Incident, Hudson; and Art in General, New York City.
Ariana Jacob is an artist based in Portland, Oregon whose work focuses on conversation. She holds an MFA from the Art & Social Practice Concentration at Portland State University. This year she has been included in the NW Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum, Disjecta’s Portland Biennial and the Discourse and Discord Symposium at the Walker Art Center.
Erik Geschke is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. Venues include the UCLA Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles, ZieherSmith in New York City and the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, France. He is Assistant Professor of Art at Portland State University.
Evan La Londe is an artist, teacher, and writer living in Portland, Oregon. He holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, and received an MFA from Portland State University. His work his has been exhibited at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; Los Angeles, Swell Gallery, San Francisco; Place Gallery, Portland; The University of Ulsan, South Korea; School 33, Baltimore; and Palazzo Casali Gallery, Cortona, among others.
Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an Assistant Professor of Art and Film at Vanderbilt University in the area of Time Based Media Arts and Performance. She works with modeling (as defined by agent based computer programming) as a conceptual prompt in her performance work, has developed a concept of Open Source Performance Art (OSPA), and has spoken about OSPA at various academic conferences and performance festival since 2010. Select performance venues include the 10th Annual OPEN ART Performance Art festival in Beijing, China. The Performance Art Network PANAsia ‘09 in Seoul, South Korea, and the TAMA TUPADA 2010 Media and Performance festival in the Phillipines.
Becca Albee employs photography, appropriation, video, sculpture, performance, sound, collaboration and found objects. She has been a Artist-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New York University. Albee curently lives and works in New York City and is an Associate Professor of Photography at The City College of New York- CUNY.
Deborah Horrell-After teaching at the Ohio State University for ten years, Deborah Horrell chose full-time studio practice and moved to Portland, Oregon. Horrell made a shift to using glass as a primary sculptural medium after working with ceramic and wood. An artist-in-residence position at the Pilchuck Glass School and a residency at the Bullseye Factory change the trajectory of her work after introducing her to glass as an alternated sculptural medium. She has shown her work in museums and galleries and has completed public and private commissions. Horrell is represented locally by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.
The Visiting Artist program invites a variety of practicing artists, critics and curators to share their expertise and experiences with the Art Department and College community. The Department often coordinates this diverse selection of artists with theHoffman Gallery, other departments and local galleries. The following is a partial list of past guest speakers.
Fall 2011 Visiting Artist Lectures
Susie J. Lee
James M. Harrison
Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen
Fall 2010 Visiting Artist Lectures
Fall 2009 Visiting Artist Lectures
Fall 2008 Visiting Artist Lectures
Fall 2007 Visiting Artist Lectures
Past Visiting Artist