The year-round calendar of lectures provides students with access to a diverse mix of renowned artists and scholars encouraging artistic discourse and leading studio critiques and workshops. The visiting artists are proposed and hosted by the faculty.
Due to the pandemic, we have moved some of our lectures online. Please check our website events widget, social media, and facebook event pages for the latest programming announcements. All events are still free and open to the public.
6:00 p.m., in person, CMII Screening Room, 25 Park Place, 3rd floor
Asper has had solo and two person exhibitions at venues that include 17Essex, New York, NY (2019); Stellar Projects, New York, NY (2018); On Stellar Rays, New York, NY (2016); P!, New York, NY (2015); Art Production Fund Lab, New York, NY (2010); and Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (2007). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in the United States and abroad at venues such as Kunstverein Langenhagen, Hanover, Germany (2020); Lošinj Museum, Osor, Croatia (2019); The Luminary, St. Louis, Missouri (2017); Art in General, New York, NY (2016); The Drawing Center, New York, NY (2015); and Queens Museum, Queens, NY (2015).
Her work has been reviewed in publications that include Artforum, frieze, Art in America, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Additionally, she has contributed writing to publications such as Art Practical, The Brooklyn Rail, Lacanian Ink, and Paper Monument.
6:00 p.m., in person, location TBD
Located in the bustling Lower East Side district, Olympia was established in 2015. This seven-year-old for-profit gallery focuses on showing women, non-binary, and transgender artists and successfully competes with many established galleries in the heart of the New York Art scene. Olympia has shown artists such as Mie Yim, Lucy Mullican, Yura Adams, Dana Frankford, Jiha Moon and Michelle Laxalt, Zi Yi Wang among others. Despite the gallery’s short history, Rossi has brought mainstream attention to her programming and has received critically acclaimed reviews by Artnet news, ArtForum, Juxtapoz magazine, Whitehot magazine and Hyperallergic, among others. Olympia has also recently participated in the Nada art fair and has been invited to participate in the new online viewing program, Platform, which is organized by David Zwirner in New York.
“Olympia is dedicated to dismantling the cis-male-centric art canon. Founded in 2015 at Mount Holyoke, a historical women’s college, Olympia hosts shows, interviews and events with women, non-binary, and transgender artists. 41 Orchard St. houses our bookshop and gallery, where we champion artist-focused curation and support contemporary makers from a range of frameworks and mediums. In addition to our in-house operations, our install team travels across New York and beyond offering expert art-handling services. We are artist-first and artist-focused, with deep commitment to building community, rejecting binaries, and amplifying creative voices.”
6:00 p.m. CMII Screening Room, 3rd floor
CASSILS is a transgender artist who makes their own body the material and protagonist of their performances. Cassils's art contemplates the history(s) of LGBTQI+ violence, representation, struggle and survival. For Cassils, performance is a form of social sculpture: Drawing from the idea that bodies are formed in relation to forces of power and social expectations, Cassils work investigates historical contexts to examine the present moment.Cassils has had recent solo exhibitions at HOME Manchester, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts,NYC; Institute for Contemporary Art, AU; Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts; School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Bemis Center, Omaha; MU Eindhoven, Netherlands.
They are the recipient of a 2020 Fleck Residency from the Banff Center for the Arts, a Princeton Lewis Artist Fellowship finalist (2020), a Villa Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (2019), a United States Artist Fellowship (2018), a Guggenheim Fellowship and a COLA Grant (2017) and a Creative Capital Award (2015). They have received the inaugural ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, California CommunityFoundation Grant, MOTHA (Museum of Transgender Hirstory) award, and numerousVisual Artist Fellowships from the Canada Council of the Arts. Their work has been featured in New York Times, Boston Globe, Artforum, Hyperallergic, Wired, TheGuardian, TDR, Performance Research, Art Journal and was the subject of the monograph Cassils published by MU Eindhoven 92015) and their new catalogSolutions, is published by the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, TX (2020). Cassils's work was recently acquired by the Victoria Albert Museum, London, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and the Leslie Lohman Museum.
6:00 p.m., in person, Kopleff Recital Hall, 33 Gilmer St.
José Villalobos’s multi-media practice objects and disrupts culturally accepted stereotypes of toxic masculinity. Villalobos grew up on the US/Mexico border in El Paso, TX, and was raised in a traditional and religiously conservative family. His work reconciles the identity challenges in his life, caught in between traditional Mexican customs and American mores, as well as growing up with religious ideals that conflict and condemn being gay. Villalobos confronts the derogatory terms and attitudes that he continues to withstand today. The root of Villalobos’s work lies in the performativity of his identity. His accouterments are proud connections to his heritage but are also reminders of the hate and homophobia that he has had to endure. Villalobos manipulates material through the context of self-identity as he examines gender roles within family culture. He demonstrates that dismantling traditional modes of masculine identity centers an interstitial space where materiality softens virility. Villalobos protests the toxicity of machismo using objects, specifically within the norteño culture, that carry a history by deconstructing and altering them. Although new forms are created, he demonstrates the battle between the acceptance of being a maricón and assimilating to the cultural expectations.
José Villalobos grew up on the US/Mexico border in El Paso, TX. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was awarded the Artist Lab Fellowship Grant for his work De La Misma Piel at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Villalobos is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant Award and Residency and is also a recipient of the Tanne Foundation Award. His work has been exhibited in the nationally recognized exhibition Trans America/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX; ArtPace, San Antonio, TX; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; NARS Foundation, New York, NY; the Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX; El Paso Museum of Art, TX; El Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and The Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, TX. He has two upcoming group exhibitions, one at the Phoenix Art Museum: Desert Rider, curated by Gilbert Vicario, and Xican-a.o.x. Body at The American Federation of Arts in New York curated by Marisa del Toro, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Gilbert Vicario.
José Villalobos’s work is included in the collection of Mexic-arte Museum, Austin, TX, the City of San Antonio Public Collection, TX, Albright College, Reading, PA, and Soho House International in Austin, TX.
Jose Villalobos is currently represented by Liliana Bloch Gallery
6:00 p.m. CMII Screening Room, 3rd Floor, 25 Park Place
Paula Crown is a multimedia artist with a broad studio practice that encompasses drawing, painting, video, and sculpture. Crown rigorously incorporates cutting-edge technology, social activism, collaboration, and a commitment to sustainability in every form of her work. Crown’s works are in numerous public and top-100 private collections including Agnes Gund Collection, NY, Tishman Speyer Collection, NY, and The Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, TX.
In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Crown to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she chairs the Education Committee. She also serves on the Aspen Institute Committee of the Arts.
Crown earned her M.F.A. in painting and drawing in 2012 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo exhibitions include the Aspen Institute (2013), Dallas Contemporary (2014), Marlborough Gallery, New York (2015), The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas (2016), 10 Hanover, London (2017), Studio Cannaregio, Venice (2018) concurrent with the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, Fort Gansevoort, New York (2018), and Hebrew University Arts Website, Israel (2020).
Crown’s recent public art installations include; JOKESTER in Aspen, CO (2018) and Sculpture Milwaukee, WI (2021); JOKESTER 2 in the Miami Design District, Miami, FL (2018); #solotogether (Messages for the City), Times Square Arts, New York, NY, which traveled to the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC (2020); and What Are You For?, For Freedoms Awakening Billboard, Boston, MA (2020); Branded, CowParade, New York, NY (2021); Chalice, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY (2021); and EMANARE, Intersect 21, Palm Springs, CA (2021), which traveled to Rockefeller Center, New York, NY (2021) and New World Symphony’s WALLCAST, Miami, FL for Art Basel Miami Week 2021.
She has participated in several group exhibitions internationally, including Civilization and Its Discontents, School of the Art Institute’s 150th Alumni Exhibition, Chicago, IL (2015); For Freedoms at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY (2016); Mount Analogue at Darrow Contemporary, curated by Neville Wakefield, Aspen, CO (2016); IN THIS HOUSE, a group exhibition curated by Michelle Grabner at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL (2018); For Freedoms: Where Do We Go From Here? At The International Center for Photography, New York, NY (2019); Sculpturally Distant at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO (2020) and This is America | USA Today at Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL (2020) ; and The Nature of Women, Art She Says (2021).
She has engaged in several high-profile collaborations, including with The Limelight Hotel Collection in Snowmass, CO and Ketchum, ID (2017); Holly Hunt (2017); Sam’s Restaurant at The Limelight Hotel, Snowmass, CO (2016); Christy Rilling for The Wide Awakes (2020); and Prada for ASPENX (2022). Crown’s works are in numerous public and top-100 private collections including Agnes Gund Collection, NY, Tishman Speyer Collection, NY, and The Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, TX. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Crown to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she chairs the Education Committee. She also serves on the Aspen Institute Committee of the Arts. Born in Marblehead, Mass, the artist lives and works in Aspen, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois.
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Georgia State University School of Art & Design Gallery
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Georgia State University School of Art & Design Gallery
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