Past Visiting Artists and Scholars


Celina Jeffery

Celina Jeffery

Lecturer Celina Jeffery
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Special Collections and Archives, 8th Fl. Library South
GSU Library, 103 Decatur Street SE

Celina Jeffery is a curator, writer and associate professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Ottawa. Recent research projects include Preternatural (2011-12) at venues across Ottawa, Canada; Hold On, co-curated with Avantika Bawa at Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, 2011; Afterglow (featuring Ghada Amer, Alfredo Jaar and Bill Viola, amongst others) in Lacoste, France, 2007, and Wangechi Mutu: The Cinderella Curse at the ACA Gallery, Atlanta, USA, 2007. She is the co-editor with Gregory Minissale of Global and Local Art Histories (2007) and editor of the new anthology, The Artist as Curator, published by Intellect (2015). She is a founder and editor of Drain Magazine, A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, Her new project, Ephemeral Coast, is the recipient of a SSHRC Insight Grant.



Kate Palmer Albers

Lecturer: Kate Palmer Albers
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, 23rd Fl.

Kate Palmer Albers is Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, where she teaches history and theory of photography, museum studies, and contemporary art. Her book, Uncertain Histories: Accumulation, Inaccessibility, and Doubt in Contemporary Photography (University of California Press, 2015), addresses the limits of photography’s ability to narrate the past and argues that doubt and inaccessibility can generate a space for a productive uncertainty that is as culturally valuable as information and clarity. She has articles and reviews published and forthcoming in Photographies, Afterimage, Art History, Photography & Culture, Environmental History, Visual Resources, and Exposure; recent articles have addressed photography and digital abundance, multi-gigapixel photography, Gerhard Richter’s Atlas, and contemporary artists’ archival projects. She has ongoing research at the intersection of photography, geolocational technology, and landscape, and she is developing a new project on contemporary artists’ interest in new modes of image circulation and exchange.

Her curatorial background includes positions in the photography departments at the Fogg Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She organized the exhibition Locating Landscape: New Strategies, New Technologies which looked at the intersection of photography, mapping, technology, and landscape, and appeared at the Sam Lee Gallery (Los Angeles, 2009) and the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ, 2010). In 2010 she participated in the NEH Summer Institute Mapping and Art in the Americas at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Albers is a 2015 Arts Writers Grant recipient, funded by Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation.


Dena Siedel 1

Dena Seidel

Film Screening and Q&A:  Dena Seidel
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Kopleff Recital Hall, 15 Gilmer St., SE

Dena Seidel is the founding director of the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking at Rutgers University. Seidel is an innovative educator, award winning documentary filmmaker, published short story author. As a filmmaker, Seidel explores the creative intersections between documentary, fiction and experimental filmmaking within a character driven narrative arc blending film languages and framing conventions to engage the audience on a journey. Dena directed a 6 week documentary shoot in Antarctica into the award winning feature documentary Antarctic Edge: 70° South funded by the National Science Foundation.

Seidel also produced more than a dozen university visiting filmmaker events for Spike Lee, Academy Award winner Ross Kauffman, Academy Award nominee Marshall Curry, Sam Pollard, Pamela Yates, Jenny Livingston, Fabien Cousteau, National Geographic producer Peter Schnall, and executive director of NOVA Paula Apsell. Seidel also worked closely with Professor Rich Lutz to secure the Al Giddings underwater cinematography library for Rutgers as Seidel had been Giddings’ co-producer on the two hour Discovery Channel special “Forbidden Depths.”

Prior to becoming a university professor in 2007, Seidel worked on films for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Channel 13/WNET, HBO, ABC, The Learning Channel, WGBH Boston and Turner Broadcasting


Mar;lene McCarty

Marlene McCarty

Marlene McCarty (Date/Time Forthcoming)

Marlene McCarty has worked across various media since the 1980s. She was a member of the AIDS activist collective Gran Fury and was the co-founder of the trans-disciplinary design studio Bureau along with Donald Moffett. Using everyday materials such as graphite, ballpoint pen, and highlighter, McCarty probes issues ranging from sexual and social formation to parricide and infanticide. A major survey exhibition of her work, Hard-Keepers, was presented at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin in 2013. Her work is in the collection of major institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. McCarty lives and works in New York having studied at the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture and Art 1975-77 and Schule für Gestaltung, Basel Switzerland from 1978-83.

Fall 2016 Welch Visiting Artist & Lecture Series


Artist: Amanda Ross-Ho
Date & Time: Thursday, September 24 / 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Arts & Humanities Room 257, 10 Peachtree Center Ave.

Amanda Ross-Ho holds a BFA from the School of the Art institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of Southern California. She has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, Hoet Bekaert, Belgium,The Pomona Museum of Art, Mitchell-Innes and Nash New York, The Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX, Shane Campbell Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, The Approach, London, and Praz-Delavallade, Paris. Group exhibitions include Artists Space, New York, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, The Orange County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The New Museum, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. In 2013 she debuted her first large-scale, outdoor public work at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and in late June, she will unveil a new large-scale sculpture commission in City Hall Park, New York City through the Public Art Fund. Ross-Ho’s work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, ArtReview, Modern Painters, Art in America, Flash Art, Art + Auction, and Frieze. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Artist: Steffani Jemison
Date & Time: Thursday, October 1 / 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, 23rd Floor

Steffani Jemison uses time-based, photographic, and discursive platforms to examine “progress” and its alternatives. Working across media, often drawing upon historical and community research, and sometimes working with performers and collaborators, she uses repetition and redundancy as political strategies. Jemison’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo projects at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and LAXART; collaborative exhibitions at the New Museum and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art; and group exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Drawing Center, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Laurel Gitlen, David Nolan, Team Gallery, and other venues. Her publishing project, Future Plan and Program, commissions literary work by artists of color, and has published books by Martine Syms, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Harold Mendez, Jina Valentine, and Szu-Han Ho. She has participated in artist residencies at Project Row Houses, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, among others. Jemison’s work is in public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art NY, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

Artists: The Propeller Group
Date & Time: Thursday, October 1 / 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Location: Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Ave., NE  

Reception to follow at the Welch galleries from 5-8 p.m.

The Propeller Group is a cross-disciplinary, multi-platform collective based in Ho Chi Minh City , Viet Nam and Los Angeles, California. With backgrounds in visual art, film and video, Phunam, Matt Lucero and Tuan Andrew Nguyen as The Propeller Group “…adopts the faux –persona of an advertising agency to create large-scale multimedia productions that address Vietnamese cultural and political changes while subverting the consumption of cultural content.” (Ghorashi, Hannah; The Propeller Group Goes To James Cohen Gallery;, 4/22/15).

The Propeller Group has exhibited internationally including venues such as the Guggenheim Museum New York, 8th Shanghai Biennale, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Prospect 3 Biennial, Museum of Modern Art New York and the New Museum. Their work has been selected for the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale. They are represented by James Cohen Gallery in New York.
Their visit will coincide with the exhibition of their film, The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music (2014) in the Welch School Gallery, October 1 – November 13, 2015.

Artists: Chris Wiley
Date & Time: Monday, October 19 / 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Arts & Humanities, Room #257, 10 Peachtree Center Ave.

Chris Wiley is an artist and writer. His writing has appeared in numerous exhibition catalogs and magazines including Kaleidoscope, Mousse, and Frieze, where he is a contributing editor. He has previously worked in a curatorial capacity on a variety of exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and was an assistant curator on the 8th Gwangju Biennial in 2010, as well as a curatorial advisor and chief catalog writer for the 55thVenice Biennale. His work has recently appeared in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Hauser and Wirth, Marianne Boesky, and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery. He recently curated the exhibition “Part Picture” at MoCCA Toronto.

Artists: Art Werger
Date & Time: Thursday, November 12/ 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, 23rd Floor

Art Werger grew up in New York where he developed a passion for drawing at an early age. He received his BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in1978, an MFA in Graphics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982 and is currently a full Professor of art at Ohio University. Over the last thirty years, he has focused on etching, aquatint and mezzotint and has become an internationally renowned artist in those media having received over 250 awards in national and international exhibitions.



Drawing Through Album Cover

Drawing Through Album Cover

Artists: LP Release of Drawing Through Performance by liquid blackness
Date & Time: Saturday, September 19/ 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: The Mammal Gallery, 91 Broad St. SW

The Drawing Through album was realized and directed by Craig Dongoski and is a response to the 1977 film Passing Through directed by Larry Clark. Last year’s screening and Clark’s visit to GSU were organized and funded by liquid blackness and CENCIA with Alessandra Raengo and Kirstin Juarez acting as liaisons between the filmmaker and the workshop.  Drawing Through acknowledges Karlheinz Stockhausen’s IT Score as a starting point while mirroring and responding to some of Passing Through’s own focus on young black artists developing their artistic intentions and seizing control of the channels of distribution of their art. Collaboration, detail, legacy and community are the substance of this release.” 


Courtesy of the Artist

Jaap Blonk, Courtesy of the Artist

Artists: Jaap Blonk
Date & Time: Monday, October 26 / 11:00 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Location: Curve Space located in the University Library, 2nd Floor, Library South

Evening Lecture at 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Location: Curve Space located in the University Library, 2nd Floor, Library South

Performance on Tuesday October 27 at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Whitespace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave.

Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer, performer and poet.  He went to university for mathematics and musicology but did not finish those studies. In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music. A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own compositions. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the discovery and development of new sounds. From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure sound synthesis as well. He took a year off of performing in 2006. As a result, his renewed interest in mathematics made him start a research of the possibilities of algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual animation and poetry.

As a vocalist, Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He has performed around the world, on all continents. With the use of live electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension.

Besides working as a soloist, he collaborated with many musicians and ensembles in the field of contemporary and improvised music, like Maja Ratkje, Mats Gustafsson, Joan La Barbara, The Ex, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Ebony Band. He premiered several compositions by the German composer Carola Bauckholt, including a piece for voice and orchestra. A solo voice piece was commissioned by the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2002. On several occasions he collaborated with visual computer artist Golan Levin.

Blonk’s work for radio and television includes several commissioned radio plays. He also makes larger-scale drawings of his scores, which are being exhibited.

He has his own record label, Kontrans, featuring a total of 21 available releases so far. Other Blonk recordings appeared on Staalplaat, Basta, VICTO, Ecstatic Peace, My Dance The Skull, Monotype, Plant Migration Records, Elegua Records and Scumbag Relations. His book/CD ‘Traces of Speech’ was published in 2012 by Hybriden-Verlag, Berlin. A comprehensive collection of his sound poetry came out as a book with 2 CDs in August, 2013, entitled “KLINKT”.



Artists: Bethany Collins
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 18/ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, 23rd Floor

Alum Bethany Collins was born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1984. She holds an MFA from Georgia State University (2012) and a BA in Studio Art and Visual Journalism from the University of Alabama (2007). Her works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at notable venues throughout the United States, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the High Museum of Art, and the Flint Institute of Arts. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2013-2014), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2015), and will soon be in–residence at the MacDowell Colony (2015). Collins was recently awarded the 2015 Hudgens Prize.

Collins is a multi-media artist who focuses on dual perception and multiplicity in the seemingly binary. Her current language-based work, particularly her White Noise series, highlights the inability of language to fully capture notions of modern racial identity. Rather, text is hidden, revealed, allowed and humored, but rarely settled.

Lecture and Studio Visit Photos



Betsy (2013) Credit: Jess T. Dugan

Betsy (2013)
Credit: Jess T. Dugan

Artist: Jess T. Dugan
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 10, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, 23rd Floor

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community through photographic portraiture. She will speak in detail about her recent project Every breath we drew, which is currently being published by Daylight Books, and her newest project To Survive on this Shore: photographs and interviews with transgender and gender-variant older adults, which she has been working on for the past two years.

Artist: Mary Neubauer
Date & Time: Thursday, March 24, Time 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Curve, University Library, 2nd Fl. South

Sculpture Studio Sessions
Friday, March 25
2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Iron pour demo to follow.
246 Edgewood Ave. (across the street from Auburn St. Market).

Mary Neubauer sculptures and prints are in a number of public and private collections, and she has completed many public art projects in the western states, including several interactive sculptural works involving light and sound. In the past five years, her sculptures and digital images have appeared in national and international exhibitions including New York, Paris, Beijing, and Adelaide. Working at the intersection of art and science, she exhibits with organizations including Ars Mathematica/ Intersculpt, TeleSculpture, and Art- Science Collaborations, Inc. She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, a Fulbright Fellow in Cambridge England, and a Ford Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington.

On Friday afternoon, join Neubauer and the sculpture team for a series of Sculpture Studio Sessions including laser cutting, CNC router and CNC vapor molds, 3D printing and an iron pour, etc.


Photo Credit: Jesper Olsson

Photo Credit: Jesper Olsson

Artist: Lori Emerson
Tuesday April 5
11:00 a.m. -1:50 P.M. (Grad Lecture/Discussion)
Arts & Humanities Room 654

2:30 p.m. -5:20 p.m. (Presentation)
Arts & Humanities Room 211

Wednesday, April 6 (Lecture/Discussion)
12:00 P.M. -2:00 P.M.
Arts & Humanities, ID Lab Room 355

Lori Emerson is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A Founding Director of the Media Archaeology Lab, Lori writes about media poetics, as well as the history of computing, media archaeology, media theory, and digital humanities. She is currently working on two book projects: the first is called “Other Networks” and is a history of telecommunications networks that existed before or outside of the Internet; the second is called “THE LAB BOOK: Situated Practices in Media Studies” and is co-written written with Jussi Parikka, Darren Wershler. She is the author of Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (University of Minnesota Press, June 2014).


Duncan Laurie - Radionic Technology and Fine Art

Duncan Laurie – Radionic Technology and Fine Art

Artist Duncan Laurie Lecture & Demonstration “Radionic Technology and Fine Art”
Tuesday, March 24, 3:00 p.m., Whitespace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave.

Sculpture artist Duncan Laurie discusses and demonstrates various ways of incorporating subtle energy technology into fine art through the research into radionic technology. Laurie’s book The Secret Art: A Brief History of Radionic Technology for the Creative Individual describes the previously unconsidered relationship of radionic design to artistic process.

Fall 2014 Visiting Artist & Scholars

Nnenna Okore

Nnenna Okore

Nnenna Okore, “Going Down Memory Lane” Associate Professor of Art, North Park University, Chicago
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Ernest G. Welch Gallery 10 Peachtree Center Avenue

Relying heavily on past memories, my works and concepts have depended on rich visual imageries based on various forms, textures and processes from my Nigerian background. Also essential to my works is the occurrence of material memory, which engages a spontaneous layering of fibers, processes and events. My presentation will highlight the role that past experiences and material memories have played in my artistic practice.


Young Min Moon - Some Sense of Order 2013

Young Min Moon – Some Sense of Order 2013

Young Min Moon, “Failure, Trauma, and Silence in Contemporary Korean Art in South Korea” Assoc. Professor, Depart. of Art, Architecture and Art History, University of Mass. Amherst
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.
Arts & Humanities Room 339, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue

The lecture examines some of radical contemporary South Korean art vis-à-vis modern Korean history, which may be characterized in terms of succession of collective failures and traumatic memories. Some of the most compelling examples of art in the post-Minjung (grass roots) era that pursue radical democracy in South Korea represent the social underclass and subalterns forsaken during the Minjung era. Critically responding to specific historical contexts, the artists present antagonistic resistance against the legacies of the militarism and imperialism, and the politics of the Cold War that still grip the nation.


Lauren Levato Coyne

Lauren Levato Coyne

Chicago-based Artist Lauren Levato Coyne, “Prof. Practices Workshop for Undergraduates”
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Arts & Humanities 667, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue

In this hands-on workshop, Lauren Levato Coyne will share the practical skills and insights she’s gained from working for galleries, art publications, and most recently the international granting organization the Virginia Groot Foundation. After 16 years working as an arts administrator, artist and writer Lauren Levato Coyne has a unique skill set and perspective on the business side of the arts; she’s worked for five galleries, two international expositions, three art publications, and now works for the international granting organization, Virginia Groot Foundation. In these various positions, she has worked in public relations, sales, grant writing for individuals and non-profit organizations, with theaters and artists, galleries, magazines, international arts organizations and small cultural centers. Her professionalism workshop will cover all of these areas.


Bibiana Obler

Bibiana Obler

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm
Bibiana Obler, “Lynda Benglis and Ceramics”
Assistant Professor of Art History, George Washington University
Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, 23rd Floor

Lynda Benglis has been written into the canon of twentieth-century art history as a feminist heir to Jackson Pollock’s painting. This paper explores an unacknowledged lineage between Lynda Benglis and the “father” of modern ceramic sculpture, Abstract Expressionist potter Peter Voulkos. Integrating the contributions of “craft” into the teleological drive of art-historical narrative reveals subtleties in Benglis’s practice that we might otherwise miss. Ceramics provides a distinctive site for the investigation of gendered bodily relations.


Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin and Math Bass: Painting Today
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, 23rd Floor

Welch Visiting Artist Ryan McLaughlin and special guest artist, Math Bass of the ART PAPERS LIVE program will discuss their work, addressing the role of painting — and its relationship to other media—both in their respective practices, and in contemporary art at large. McLaughlin and Bass are both young American artists born in the early 1980s; painting is central to each of their practices, yet in no way fully encompasses them. McLaughlin moved to Berlin after completing his undergraduate at RISD, and now spends time between Berlin and the East Coast, while Bass received her MFA at UCLA and makes art out of Los Angeles. McLaughlin and Bass will compare generational notes, examining their shared—or divergent—social, art practical, and geographical experiences as artists working with, and beyond, painting today.

Ryan McLaughlin was born in 1980 in Worcester, MA. He graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003. His recent solo exhibitions include: Raisins (2013) at Laurel Gitlen, New York; Barbara I and II (2012/2013) at Luttgenmeijer, Berlin; and Farley (2012) at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London. Among his recent group exhibitions are: Morning and Evening Asylum (2014) at Off Vendome, Dusseldorf, and Tanya Leighton, Berlin; The Made-up Shrimp Hardly Enlightens Some Double Kisses (2013) at Laurel Gitlen, New York; and The Big Picture (2012) at Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York. He now lives and works in Berlin.

Math Bass

Math Bass

Math Bass received a BA from Hampshire College in 2003, and an MFA from UCLA in 2011. Bass has performed, screened, and exhibited at the Hammer Museum, Human Resources, REDCAT, and Overduin and Co in Los Angeles; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, the Anthology Film Archives, and Wallspace Gallery in New York; Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen; and the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, among other venues nationally and internationally.


Lucas Blalock

Lucas Blalock

Lucas Blalock*
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, 23rd Floor

Lucas Blalock is a photographer who lives and works in New York and Los Angeles. He holds a BA from Bard College, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and a Sculpture, and earned an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Blalock has had solo shows at Ramiken Crucible (NY), White Cube (London) and Peder Lund (Oslo), as well as group exhibitions including shows at MoMA PS1, the deCorday Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA), CRAC Alcase (Altkirch, FR), Wallspace (New York) and Marian Goodman Gallery (Paris). Blalock’a work has been featured in The New Yorker, Mousse, Aperture, Frieze, and Art in America, as well as on Art 21’s web series “New York Close-Up.”


Karsten Lund

Karsten Lund

Karsten Lund
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Professor in the Department of Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Arts & Humanities 257, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue

Based in Chicago, Karsten Lund has worked as a curator and writer since 2007, both in a museum context and independently. His recent exhibition Phantoms in the Dirt, as a guest curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) in Chicago featured sixteen artists whose work deals with enigmatic traces and the interplay of photographic imagery and the rough world of matter. In his current position at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Lund has organized two solo exhibitions featuring emerging Chicago artists and a focused look at the work of Andy Warhol and Marisol in the 1960s. Additionally at the MCA, Lund has assisted curators Dieter Roelstraete and Naomi Beckwith on a dozen other exhibitions, including The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology; Goshka Macuga, Exhibit A; Martin Creed Plays Chicago; and Simon Starling: Metamorphology; as well as assisting Helen Molesworth on This Will Have Been: Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s. As an essayist, curator, and editor, he also has a strong interest in exhibition catalogues and artist-driven publications, often reconsidering their structure to suit a given project while working closely with artists to determine their form and content.


Claire Pentecost

Claire Pentecost

Claire Pentecost Professor, Department of Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago “The Quick and the Mud”
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place NE, 23rd Floor

Claire Pentecost’s work engages diverse strategies—collaboration, research, teaching, field work, writing, lecturing, drawing, installation and photography—in an ongoing interrogation of the institutional structures that order knowledge. Her work has long addressed the contested boundary between natural and artificial, focusing the last fifteen years on food, agriculture and bio-engineering. Recently Pentecost has exhibited at dOCUMENTA(13), Whitechapel Gallery, and the 13th Istanbul Biennial. Represented by Higher Pictures in New York, she is a Professor in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and often collaborates with Compass in the Midwest Radical Cultural Corridor.

* Rescheduled date from Spring 2014

2013-2014 Visiting Artist & Scholars Program

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Dianna Cohen, Artist Talk 100 Auburn, Auditorium, 11:30 – 1 p.m. Los Angeles-based multi-media visual artist, painter and curator Dianna Cohen is best known for her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works using recycled plastic bags. She is Creative Advocacy Director and co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment. Since graduating from UCLA, Cohen has shown work in solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums in the USA, Europe, Australia and Africa. Cohen will present her artwork and activism in this public lecture and work with student groups on campus with the Plastic Free GSU campus initiative.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 Patrick Feaster, Artist Talk Langdale Hall, Troy Moore Library, 3 – 4:30 p.m. A two-time Grammy nominee and co-founder of the First Sounds Initiative, Patrick Feaster has been actively involved in locating, making audible and contextualizing many of the world’s oldest sound recordings. His recent book/CD publication, Pictures of Sound: One Thousand Years of Educed Audio: 980-1980, problematizes the boundaries between historical audio playback and sound art, and between sound media and visual media, challenging ingrained assumptions about what “historical audio” is. He received his doctorate in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University Bloomington, where he is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Communication and Culture and a member of the Media Preservation Initiative.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 Steve Locke, Artist Talk Langdale Hall, Troy Moore Library, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Steve Locke makes work that uses the tools of painting, specifically its ability to direct the gaze, to make visible and readable the unwritten codes of masculinity, whiteness, pleasure and desire. He has had exhibitions at The Boston Center For the Arts, The Artists Foundation, and Samson in Boston; The Danforth Museum in Framingham, Massachusetts; Aramona Studios in New York and Gallery Peopeo in Beijing, China. He has had exhibitions and solo projects at VOLTA 5 in Basel, Switzerland, and at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston. He has been awarded grants from the LEF Foundation and the Art Matters Foundation, and he is a finalist for the William H. Johnson Prize. Locke is represented by Samson in Boston. He is Associate Professor of Art Education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Christina West, Artist Talk Langdale Hall, Troy Moore Library, 3 – 4:30 p.m.Christina West is a recipient of the Welch Faculty Development Fellowship and will present recent work, including her newest installation, Misfits. West holds an M.F.A .from Alfred University and a B.F.A. from Siena Heights University.
January 24, 2013 Ben Edwards, Painter Troy Moore Library, GCB, 9th Floor, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Recent Exhibitions include: “Democracy”, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo Japan; “Either Studies”, Galarie Jean-Luc and Takako Richard, Paris France; “We”, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY. Private Collections include: Carnegie Museum of Art, Chicago Center for the Print, Goldman Sachs, Museum of Modern Art, and New York Public Library.
February 7, 2013 Traces of New Documentary Practices Kopleff Recital Hall, 5:30 pm
A panel discussion about lens-based artworks that explore the line between reality and representation. Panelists include: Daniel Bejar, Cinque Hicks, James Elkins and Susan Richmond. Co-sponsored by the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design and CENCIA at GSU.
February 8, 2013 James Elkins, Art Historian and Theorist Empathy, Affect, Obsession, Boredom: Elements of Current Theorizing on the Beholder. Troy Moore Library, GCB, 9th Floor, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
James Elkins is the E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His writing focuses on the history and theory of images in art, science, and nature. Current projects include a series called Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts. His most recent book: What Photography Is, is written against Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida, Sponsored by the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design and CENCIA.
March 7, 2013 Ayanah Moor Welch Artist in Residence and Printmaker Artist Lecture of Current Work Welch School Galleries, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Ayanah Moor’s work addresses contemporary popular culture through an interrogation of vernacular aesthetics and gender identity. Recent print, performance, and video exhibitions include, Forja Arte Contemporáneo, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, The Pittsburgh Passion Women’s Football Project, Wexner Center for the Arts, and The Print Center. Her work has been addressed in publications such as: What Is Contemporary Art? (University of Chicago Press) Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism (Indiana University Press); Black Women, Gender and Families (University of Illinois Press); and Critical Inquiry (University of Chicago Press). Moor completed a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA at Tyler School of Art. She is currently Associate Professor at School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. Moor is the Welch School of Art & Design’s Artist in Residence in the spring of 2013.
March 14, 2013 Hermann Zschiegner, Architect, Designer, New Media, Real Opportunities 489 Edgewood, 7:00 pm
Zschiegner is the principal of TWO-N, INC – New York based design studio working at the cross section of new media, graphic design, and the built-environment – committed to experimentation and collaboration in the fields of architecture, interaction design, branding, data visualization, print design, and photography. Zschiegner’s work will be shown at this years Rencontres d’Arles in the group show “FROM HERE ON”, curated by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta , Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, and Joachim Schmid. Some of his books will be part of the ABC/POD show at Printed Matter, New York. Zschiegner will visit Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design studios with Interior Design, Photography and Graphic Design. There will be an exhibit of his work and a talk at the gallery, 489 Edgewood.
April 3, 2013 Tim Roda, Photographer
Troy Moore Library, Langdale Hall, 3:00 pm

2011-2012 Visiting Artist & Scholars Program

October 2, 2012 Flavia Bastos, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati Transforming City Schools Through Art: Approaches to Meaningful K-12 Learning AH505, GSU 5:30 pm
October 3, 2012 Colonialism, Resistance, and Transformation: A Brief History of Art Education in Brazil. AH505, GSU 5:30 pm
Associate Professor in Art Education at the University of Cincinnati. Bastos, also directs the Art in the Market Program, a community-based initiative that teams local youth and students from the college of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning to improve neighborhoods and empower participants through the process of community art. Basotos’ scholarship is indebted to her Brazilian roots, experiences with social and cultural diversity. Her latest co-edited book is “Transforming City Schools through Art: Approaches to Meaningful K-12 Learning” by Teachers College Press.
October 3, 2012 Rawiya, Images, Narrative & Representation in the Middle East: Panel Discussion Welch School Galleries, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Rawiya is a photography collective founded by female photographers from the Middle East. Rawiya presents an insider’s view of a region in flux, balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes. As a collective, Rawiya’s photographers respect the human dignity of the stories they tell, pooling resources and vision to produce in-depth photo-essays and long-term projects. Rawiya, meaning ‘she who tells a story’ brings together the photographic styles of Myriam Abdelaziz, Tamara Abdul Hadi, Laura Boushnak, Tanya Habjouqa, Dalia Khamissy and Newsha Tavakolian. A central topic of discussion will be contemporary photographic representation of the Middle East region. The photographers will also discuss their work as individual artists exploring such themes as masculine identity in the Arab world, and subcultures of the Levant. Sponsored by The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, CENCIA and The Middle East Institute at Georgia State University.
November 7, 2012 Craig Drennen, Assistant Professor, GSU Troy Moore, 9th Fl., GCB, 4:00-5:00 pm
Craig Drennen is the inaugural recipient of the Welch Faculty Development Fellowship and will present portions of his Timon of Athens project.
November 14, 2012 Nancy Floyd, Professor, GSU Troy Moore, GCB, 9th Floor, 4:00-5:00 pm
Nancy Floyd is a recipient of the Welch Faculty Development Fellowship and will present new video and photographic work that focuses on America’s elite rifle and shotgun shooters.
Dr. Elaine King, Art Critic/Curator, Professor, History of Art, Theory and Museum Studies, Monday, February 6, 2012
Kopleff Recital Hall, A&H Building, 4:00 pm. “Art’s Global Amalgamation: Complexities in a New Age – Artists, Critics and the Market”. In an era in which there is open discussion of many previously forbidden subjects; why is it that the nexus between money and art remains perhaps the last taboo subject? The answer can be found five centuries in the past. Dr. King will address the following: Have the arts become overly institutionalized? How do we evaluate the art of today with its production and reception being ever more determined by corporate sponsorship and private money?
Robert Root-Bernstein, Professor of Physiology, MSU, Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Kopleff Recital Hall, A&H Building, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Root-Bernstein is co-author of “Sparks of Genius: The 13 Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People”. His lecture will address his research on creativity and the ways in which the arts and artistic thinking have stimulated scientific progress and discovery. He suggests that education must make the arts essential components of all curricula that teach students how to think, invent, and create. We must recognize that the arts offer a rich source of insight. As W. Blake put it: “Art degraded, imagination denied”.
Nicole Eisenman, Painter, Thursday, April 5, 2012
Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Nicole Eisenman will jury the Spring 2012 Student Exhibition. Eisenman will give a survey of her work, with emphasis on her current projects. Eisenman was born in Verdun, France and educated at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has won grants from the McCall Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Guggenheim. She recently had solo exhibitions at the Tang Museum, Skidmore College; Leo Koenig Gallery, NYC; and Suzanne Vielmetter Gallery, L.A. Some of her group exhibitions include “A Painting Show” at Harris Lieberman, NYC; “The American Century” at the Whitney Museum; “Picturing the Modern Amazon” at the New Museum; 1995 Whitney Biennal, and the 2012 Whitney Biennal.
Sarina Basta, Independent Curator, NYC, Wednesday, October 19, 2011
8th Floor Colloquium Room, Library South, 3:00 pm. “Sites of the Ocean: From the Marvelous to the Unknown” examines the works of artists engaged with the ocean, regarded as “the forgotten space of Modernism” (Allan Sekula). The talk incorporates the work of writers and theorists who develop investigations and allegories related to the ocean, and where each perspective can be fluidly positioned on a “navigation wheel”.
Allyson Comstock, Fiber Artist, Friday, October 7, 2011
Textiles Studio, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design. Papermaking Workshop, generously supported by CENCIA. Workshop is free and open to students in all majors, but limited to the first 25 who register.
Rob Nadeau, Painter, Thursday, October 6, 2011
Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. New York-based painter Rob Nadeau will speak about his work on view in the exhibition “REPURPOSED”.