The UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures, and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
The Fall Visiting Artist lectures are held Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the Barrick's auditorium. Sponsored by the UNLV Department of Art, there is no charge to attend.
FALL 2017 Schedule
SEPTEMBER 7: Visiting Artist Lecture by Analia Saban.
SEPTEMBER 14: Visiting Artist Lecture by Courtney Sennish.
SEPTEMBER 21: Visiting Artist Lecture by Yunhee Min.
SEPTEMBER 28: Visiting Artist Lecture by Mathieu Gregoire.
OCTOBER 5: Visiting Artist Lecture by Amir H. Fallah
OCTOBER 12: Visiting Artist Lecture by Asher Hartman.
OCTOBER 19: Visiting Artist Lecture by Marcos Ramirez Erre.
OCTOBER 26: Visiting Artist Lecture by Wendy White.
NOVEMBER 2: Visiting Artist Lecture by Fiona Connor.
NOVEMBER 9: Visiting Artist Lecture by Brigid McCaffrey.
NOVEMBER 16: Visiting Artist Lecture by Walter Robinson.
DECEMBER 7: Visiting Artist Lecture by Candice Lin.
Analia Saban complicates the boundaries between painting and sculpture by reimagining the behavior of their component parts. Based in Los Angeles and New York, she has held one-woman shows at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, and Galerie Sprüth Magers, London and Berlin. Her work is represented in the collections of LACMA, the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, NY, and the Norton Museum of Art in Florida.
Working with both found objects and printmaking, Courtney Sennish dissects the conjunctions we invent to find our place in an urbanized world. A printer at San Francisco’s Crown Point Press since 2015, she has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, and Osaka University, Japan. Sennish will conduct a printmaking workshop in photo intaglio at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the lecture. The workshop takes place in UNLV Grant Hall 122.
Yunhee Min recontextualizes the principles of minimalism and color field theory with luminously calibrated paintings and installations. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany. Her work has been exhibited at LACMA and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Min’s 2008 textile sculpture For Instance was permanently installed at the UCLA Hammer Museum in 2012. She is based in Los Angeles.
Mathieu Gregoire augments the existing features of a space to suggest extra dimensions of understanding and encounter. He has worked on site-specific public art projects and large-scale curatorial and collection enterprises for numerous institutions, including the Getty Center, the University of California San Diego, the Stanford University Medical Center, and the University of California San Francisco. His outdoor installations have appeared at at the California Center for the Arts and Artpark, New York. Gregoire is based in Los Angeles.
Amir H. Fallah challenges Western traditions of portraiture and identity representation with lush paintings and mixed media environments. Founder of the art magazine Beautiful/Decay, he has exhibited at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas, the 56th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy, and The Third Line, Dubai. In 2015 he received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Fallah lives and works in Los Angeles.
Asher Hartman generates his theatrical performance works from a radical mixture of intuition, collaboration, psychic/magical practices, and social critique. A graduate of CalArts (MFA ’03) and founder of the Gawdafful National Theater, he has conceived, performed, and directed performance projects at the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Machine Project, Los Angeles, and the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. Hartman is based in Los Angeles.
Marcos Ramirez Erre invokes the power of borders to mark areas of conflict, understanding, and reconciliation. He has developed multidisciplinary site-specific works for museums and biennial exhibitions across the globe, with projects in the Whitney Biennial, the Moscow Biennial, InSITE, and the Centro Reina Sofia Museum in Spain. Erre is a fellow of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte. Born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, he is based in the United States.
Wendy White brings graffiti-like airbrushing together with icons of modern leisure, commerce, and sports in a layered system of signs and meanings. Her work has appeared in galleries and museums around the world, including LACMA, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan, and Leo Koenig, Inc, New York. White is based in New York City.
Fiona Connor comments on specific environments by recreating and repeating features of their architecture. A native of New Zealand now living in the United States, she has founded interdisciplinary art collectives and collaborative projects in both countries. Her work has appeared at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, the Hammer Museum and LAXART, Los Angeles, and the Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand.
Brigid McCaffrey's films introduce their audiences to precarious environments where change is examined and questioned. Her works have been screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands, the Bradford International Film Festival, UK, Torino International Film Festival, Italy, the Los Angeles Filmforum, and in many other locations around the world. They have won a number of awards, including Best Cinematography at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2011 for Castaic Lake, 2010. McCaffrey is based in Los Angeles.
Influential art writer and postmodern pop art painter Walter Robinson was an integral part of the 1980s New York art world. News editor of Art in America from 1980 - ’96, he co-founded the original ArtNet magazine and the innovative NY art bookstore Printed Matter, Inc. In the ‘80s he was associated with Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, and other artists from the Pictures Generation. More recently he has held one-man exhibitions of his paintings at galleries in New York and Switzerland. Robinson is based in New York.
Candice Lin creates complex and raw artifacts that question the stability of hierarchies, materials, and cultural ideals. She has held one-person exhibitions at Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, Gasworks, UK, Bétonsalon, France, and the Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Portugal. Her work has been seen at group shows in Paris, New York, São Paulo, London, and Dubai. Lin is based in Los Angeles.