Visiting Artist Program
As part of the Studio Seminar on Contemporary Art Theory and Practice at Lewis & Clark College, the Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series brings practicing artists to campus to discuss their work. All lectures are free and open to the public. Lectures will be held at 7:30pm in Miller 105 (campus parking is free after 7pm). For information, contact the Art Department: 503-768-7390 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 27th
Lu Yim is based between NYC and Portland, OR. They are a choreographer, teacher and poet. Yim’s work is inﬂuenced by their peers and by community care practices. They create in dialogue with embodiment practices, interested in articulations of imperceptible states. Their choreography has been viewed at SculptureCenter (NY), ICA London, Center for Performance Research (NY), TBA Festival (Portland, OR). They were a 2019 Fellow at UCross Foundation (WY), and a 2020-2021 AIR at Center for Performance Research (NY). They have been published in interdisciplinary online publications: FormIV:Issue 12, curated by Isabel Mallet, and Ear Wave:Issue Six, curated by Jules Gimbrone.
Tuesday, October 4th
Lyndon Barrios Jr.
Lyndon Barrois Jr. is an artist and writer based in Pittsburgh, PA where he is an Assistant Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. He is half of LAB:D, with artist Addoley Dzegede, with whom he has collaboratively staged two exhibitions, and co-authored a book of essays (Elleboog, at the Jan van Eyck Academie in 2019). Using magazines, advertising, cinema, and vernacular imagery as primary subjects of inquiry, Barrois’ multimedia practice breaks down and re-configures the languages of print, design, and popular culture in order to investigate underlying ideology, ethics, and conceptions of value. Recent solo exhibitions include Mirage Collar at Artists Space, Others Who Struggle with Nature at Rubber Factory NYC, Vague November at Van Eyck Open 2020, and Zaal 8 at Kasteel Oud Rekem in Belgium, and the two-person exhibitions Mercantile with Addoley Dzegede at Sharp Projects, and Dreamsickle with Kahlil Robert Irving at 47 Canal. Barrois Jr. received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis (2013), and his BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (2006). He has recently completed residencies at Latitude in Chicago, Loghaven in Knoxville, the Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands, Fogo Island Arts in Newfoundland, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland.
Tuesday October 11th
Laura Heit earned her MFA from the Royal College of Art in London England, and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). A multimedia artist her work has exhibited and screened in the US and abroad, at venues including Track 16 (Los Angeles, CA), Boise Art Museum (Boise ID), Adams and Ollman (Portland, OR), The Schnitzer Museum of Art (Eugene, OR), The Schneider Museum of Art (Ashland OR), Center for Contemporary Art & Culture (Portland OR), She Works Flexible (Houston, TX), REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), MoMA (NYC, NY), Millennium Film (NYC, NY), Pompidou (Paris, France), TBA Festival (Portland, OR), and the Guggenheim Museum (NYC, NY), Walt Disney Hall (Los Angeles, CA), and Detroit Institute of the Arts (Detroit, MI) among others. Her grants include; 2016 Oregon Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship, Artist Project Grant Regional Arts & Culture Council including the 2014 Innovation Award, Henson Foundation (2009, 2014), ARC California, Illinois Arts Council, The British Council, and the Mac Dowell Colony. She has previously held positions at SAIC, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Cal Arts where she was co-director of the Experimental Animation Department. Her book Animation Sketchbooks was published in 2013 by Thames and Hudson. She currently lives and works in Portland Oregon.
Tuesday, October 25th
Yoshihiro Kitai was born in 1969 in Osaka, Japan and moved to the United States in 1994. He studied and focused on ceramics before coming to the U.S. He received his BFA degree in Printmaking from PNCA in 2002 and his MFA in Printmaking/Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004. In his prints, Kitai mixes a Western style of abstraction and a Japanese style of metal leafing, conceptually focusing on his perspective as a foreigner in the United States. Kitai is represented by Froelick Gallery in Portland, Oregon. His works are in several public and private collections, including Oregon Health and Science University, the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center at the Portland Art Museum and Pierce College in Tacoma, Washington. Kitai’s art has been reviewed in several publications including: Willamette Week, Portland Mercury, Daily Vanguard, and West End Word. Kitai is the associate professor in the Printmaking Departments at PNCA.
Tuesday, November 1st
Taravat Talepasand is an artist, activist, and educator whose labor-intensive interdisciplinary painting practice questions normative cultural behaviors within contemporary power imbalances. As an Iranian-American woman, Talepasand explores the cultural taboos that reflect on gender and political authority. Her approach to figuration reflects the cross-pollination, or lack thereof, in our Western Society. To create art, it is imperative for me to be vulnerable—extracting the personal truths driven by my Diaspora, history, nostalgia, self-awareness, and rebellion. Much of my work revolves around the struggles of womanhood and navigating personal identity as a hyphenated individual. However, I believe that art must possess an element of vulnerability in order to provoke change—socially, intellectually and morally. In a world where ideas of culture, political and intellectual activities are evolving, what will this change mean for generations to come?
Taravat exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, de Young Museum, Tufts University, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, and the Orange County Museum of Art. Exhibitions included In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in the 2018 Bay Area Now 8 exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, the 2010 California Biennial, and was the recipient of the 2010 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship at the San Francisco Art Institute. She is a featured artist in Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art, edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi and the Documentary Pearls on The Ocean Floor by Robert Adanto. Taravat was the Department Chair of Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives in Oregon and is the Assistant Professor of Art Practice at the Portland State University. Taravat received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 and MFA and the San Francisco Art Institute in 2006.
Tuesday, November 22nd
Dann Disciglio (b.1993) is a US-based intermedia artist whose research-oriented practice investigates contemporary ecologies through both analog and digital experimentation. Disciglio works with and for non-human subjects (such as trees, plants, grass, molds, and bacteria) to stage eclectic sonic performances and compositions, multimedia installations and sculptures, and texts in which future-naturalisms are encountered.
Tuesday, November 29th
sidony o’neal is a conceptual artist and writer with a focus on post-digital and synthetic methods for the development of works. Engaging philosophies of translation, mathematics, and computing, o’neal’s approach prioritizes research, intuition, and interface among many types of objects and environments. o’neal’s work has been presented with Veronica, SculptureCenter, and Fourteen30 Contemporary. Performances as a part of non-band DT have been presented with Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Volksbühne Berlin, and Performance Space New York. o’neal is a co-founder of INFANT design company. o’neal is the author of the chapbook LYFE IN A BOTTLE TREE BOTTLE (House House Press, 2020) and the editor of the publication M:ASR (2022). o’neal is a 2022-2023 Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University.
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Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen