UNLV Artist Lecture Series Events

Date Description
Friday, March 16, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art Presents Katya Tylevich "Happy Nothing: Boring Writing About Art" Katya Tylevich is a writer and essayist. She is author of the best-selling (and funny) thing, Art Oracles (Laurence King, 2017) and co-author of the book My Life as a Work of Art (Laurence King, 2016) with Ben Eastham. Her titles include Editor-at-Large for Elephant, Contributing Editor for (the recently departed) Mark, and contributor to Domus, Pin-Up and Frame among other journals. Her writing appears in books and monographs on topics in architecture and art, including Michaël Borremans' As Sweet as It Gets, Todd Hido's Excerpts from Silver Meadows, and catalogues for Doug Aitken, Barry McGee and Espen Dietrichson. Katya served on two juries at the International Contemporary Art Fair in Chile [Feria Ch.ACO], was an artist-in-residence at The Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, and part of several group shows at the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles. Her literary projects have exhibited internationally. With her brother Alexei, she is co-founder of Friend & Colleague, a platform for editions, fiction and special projects. She is currently working on a book with Gus Van Sant.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Join us in welcoming Lia Lowenthal, UNLV Department of Art, Spring 2018 Artist-in-Residence for an artist’s talk on April 12, at 7 pm in the Barrick Museum of Art Auditorium. Lia Lowenthal (b. 1984) is an artist based in New York City who examines the evolutionary exchanges between design, historical legacies, and their effect on the production of subjectivity. Working in a range of mediums, from public sculpture, commercial business, and found text, her work synthesizes historic or environmental conditions, interlacing them with corollaries in design. Through this process, Lowenthal unpacks how historical legacies surrounding the development of design are interpreted and affect the individual, and resonate beyond their material presence. Image credit:  Lia Lowenthal, Creaned Gap, 2016, plywood, stain, velvet, 3D-printed stainless steel, MDF, paint.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Lawrence Weschler: Art and Science as Parallel and Divergent Ways of Knowing Artists and scientists tend to think of their ways of probing the world as distinctly different.  But such was not always the case. In fact, the divide is only a few centuries old. (Think of Leonardo, think of the wonder cabinets of the seventeenth century). Nor may the differences be all that distinct—or even real. In a lecture originally developed for a conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation, longtime New Yorker writer Lawrence Weschler—director emeritus of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU (where the sciences were emphatically included as part of and central to the humanities) and author, among others, of Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder and Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences—will extrapolate on such themes, with side-meanders into the thinking of artists Robert Irwin and David Hockney (subjects of his two most recent books) and a whole new interpretation of Rembrandt's "Anatomy Lesson." Lawrence Weschler (born 1952, Van Nuys, California), a graduate of Cowell College of the University of California at Santa Cruz (1974), was for over twenty years (1981-2002) a staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work shuttled between political tragedies and cultural comedies.  He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award (for Cultural Reporting in 1988 and Magazine Reporting in 1992) and was also a recipient of Lannan Literary Award (1998). His books of political reportage include The Passion of Poland (1984); A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers (1990); and Calamities of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas (1998).
Thursday, September 6, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Aram Moshayedi to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, September 6, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Aram Moshayedi is a curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where he most recently organized the exhibition and publication Stories of Almost Everyone. In 2016, he co-curated (with Hamza Walker) Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only. Since joining the Hammer in 2013, he has organized projects by artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Andrea Büttner, Oliver Payne and Keiichi Tanaami, Andrea Bowers, Simon Denny, Avery Singer, Maria Hassabi, and Mario Garcia Torres, as well as All the Instruments Agree: An Exhibition or a Concert, a two-day program of live music and sound performed by visual artists. He was formerly associate curator at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), where he organized exhibitions and oversaw the production of new works by The Otolith Group, Slavs and Tatars, Jordan Wolfson, Tony Cokes, Ming Wong, Erlea Maneros Zabala, and Geoffrey Farmer. He has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues as well as such publications as Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, Metropolis M, Parkett, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, and Bidoun, for which he is a contributing editor. 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 visit the campus and 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 UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art welcomes James Gobel to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series. James Gobel has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco and most notably at the UCLA Hammer Museum. He has been included in group exhibitions Leslie+Lohman Museum of Art, Des Moines Art Center, Asian Art Museum San Francisco, Akron Art Museum, Parrish Art Museum and the New Museum in New York. Gobel's paintings of zaftig male figures, abstractions and text works composed of cut felt and yarn have been featured in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and other internationally recognized publications. He holds a BFA, University of Nevada; MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara and currently directs the MFA program at CCA. 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 visit the campus and 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 UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse. Image: James Gobel "Don't Have Two of Nothing" (2013). Hand-cut acrylic felt, wool felt, acrylic on canvas. 80x120 in.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Anna Wittenberg to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Anna Wittenberg is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles working primarily in video, sculpture, and installation. She received her BA in Media Studies at Pitzer College in 2008 and an MFA in visual art at the University of California, Riverside in 2017. Anna employs installation and performance in association with video to explore the corporeal dimension of experience. Her work has increasingly focused on questions around performativity and interactivity and their cultural and biological significance in today's highly mediated landscape. Many of her projects use video and sound to push, alienate or distance, and pull, draw-in or coax, in an effort to interrogate contemporary and historical cultural mores. Anna has held solo exhibitions at BozoMag, Los Angeles and participated in group shows at NOS France, The Contemporary Museum of Modern Art in Austin, TX, Roger's Office, Human Resources, Figures on a Landscape and SOSM in Los Angeles.  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 visit the campus and 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 UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Ala Mohseni to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Ala Mohseni was born in Tehran, Iran. His career began in the theater and then advertising, in the early 1990s, before moving on to filmmaking in 2004 with his first film “The Life” about a pioneer of Iranian cinema. He later attended a masterclass workshop by the legendary Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, then a BBC documentary workshop. Ala Mohseni’s 2008 documentary “My City Pizza”, about the huge popularity of pizza in the Iranian capital Tehran, was praised for its comedy and awarded in festivals around the world. The IDFA awarded Mohseni the Jan Vrijman Fund in 2009 for his project “Hidden Kisses” – a film he was unable to complete because of civil strife in Iran after the 2009 presidential election. He moved to California a year later and earned an MFA in Film at the California College of the Arts. His latest films are “Kiosk, A Generation Destroyed By Madness”, “My Stealthy Freedom”, "Metamorphosis, Iranian Style". 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 visit the campus and 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 UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Christian Patterson to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Christian Patterson was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and lives in New York, New York. Photographs are the heart of his work but they are often accompanied by drawings, paintings, objects, video or sound in both book and exhibition form. His books include Redheaded Peckerwood and Bottom of the Lake. Patterson is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the 2015 Vevey International Photography Award. He is represented by Rose Gallery in Santa Monica and Robert Morat in Berlin. 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 visit the campus and 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 UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse. IMAGE CREDIT Christian Patterson Prairie Grass Leak, 2009 Archival inkjet print, 8 x 10” on 8.125x 10.125” paper 
Thursday, October 11, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Whitney Bedford to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Whitney Bedford (lives and works in Los Angeles) received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. She was awarded a Krasner Pollock Grant in 2015 was the winner of the 2001 UCLA Hammer Museum Drawing Biennale. She also received a Fulbright Graduate Fellowship from Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin in 1999. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Bedford’s work is included in the Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico; the De La Cruz Collection, Miami, Florida, USA; The Saatchi Collection, London, England; the Francois Pinault Collection, Paris, France; the Eric Decelle Collection, Brussels, Belgium; the Collection Ginette Moulin/Guillaume Houze, Paris, France; The Art in Embassies Program (Saudi Arabia and Brussels/NATO Headquarters); and The Marciano Foundation Art Collection, Los Angeles, California, USA. 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 visit the campus and 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 UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse. Image: Bohemian Ink and oil on linen and panel 30 x 42 in, 2018 Photo credit: Evan Bedford
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Collective Magpie to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Tae Hwang & MR Barnadas are a transnational duo and co-founders of Collective Magpie currently based out of the borderlands of San Diego - Tijuana. Their collective action extends the art studio into public space by working directly with and alongside local participants to create art. Through taking public space into the studio and working between different global sites and citizens, the art produced yields hybrid objects and new cultural forms pointing to conflicts of the present day. 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 visit the campus and 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 UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Beverly Fishman to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, November 1, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Beverly Fishman is an artist who adopts the language of abstraction to explore the body, issues of identity, and contemporary culture. Her career-long investigation draws upon medical imaging, pharmaceutical design, and the history of modernist painting. Fishman’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at galleries in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Thessaloniki, Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Detroit, and has also been shown at the Chrysler Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Columbus Museum of Art, among others. Her work is represented in many collections including the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, the Pizzuti Collection, and many corporate collections. Her work has been reviewed in numerous art magazines, newspapers, and scholarly publications, including The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Huffington Post, Modern Painters, Artnet Magazine, Wallpaper, NY Arts Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Art in America. She is Artist-in-Residence and Head of Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She is represented by Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI. 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 visit the campus and 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 UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse. Image:  Beverly Fishman Untitled (High Blood Pressure, Sleepiness, Antipsychotic,2 for opioid addiction) (2018) Urethane paint on wood 52h x 104.30w x 2d in (132.08h x 264.92w x 5.08d cm) Photo: PD Rearick
Thursday, November 15, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Mark Newport to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Mark Newport was born in Amsterdam, NY and attended the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). He has presented solo exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center; here gallery, Bristol, England; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis; the Autzen Gallery, Portland State University; and the San Diego State University Art Gallery. Newport’s work has been included in in the prestigious 2009 Renwick Biennial, as well as group exhibitions at the Textile Museum of Canada, The Mint Museum, The Textile Museum at George Washington University, The Museum of Arts and Design, and the John Michael Kohler Art Center. Recent awards include grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Newport’s work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Arizona State University Art Museum, the Cranbrook Art Museum, and The Detroit Institute of Arts. The Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, form and concept in Santa Fe, Duane Reed Gallery of St. Louis, and the Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, represent his work. Newport is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Fiber Department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. 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 visit the campus and 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 UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse. Image: Mark Newport Redress 4 (2017) Embroidery on cotton 36" x 33" Photo credit: Tim Thayer
Thursday, November 29, 2018
The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Robert Hult to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Robert Hult is an owner and founder of Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York. He has held two solo exhibitions of drawings by Butt Johnson at CRG Gallery in New York, as well as group exhibitions at Kerry Schuss Gallery, Invisible Exports, and Senior and Shopmaker in New York, Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, Mass., The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, AZ, The Pizzuti Collection in Columbus, OH, The Spencer Art Museum in Lawrence, KS, The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He is a recipient of a grant from the Pollock - Krasner Foundation. A 2001 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 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 visit the campus and 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 UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse. Image: Butt Johnson The Binding Problem (2015) ballpoint ink on 3 ply Bristol 27 1/4 x 34 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (69.2 x 87.6 x 3.8 cm)
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
In an ever-expanding engagement with drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, illustration, and comics Tony Lewis confronts such social and political topics as race, power, communication, and labor. His career trajectory has been phenomenal. He participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and his work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Rose Art Museum, Museo Marino Marini, and MOCA Cleveland. Co-hosted with Test Site Projects, this public talk will take place Tuesday, September 17, in the Lied Library Goldfield Room. UNLV's Art and Architecture Librarian Richard Zwiercan will be on hand before and after the talk with a table of relevant art books and resources related to the themes and material strategies present in Lewis' work. UNLV Visiting Artists, Designers, and Art Historians are sponsored by the Department of Art, the College of Fine Arts, and community partners. The UNLV Department of Art is fortunate to host cutting edge artists, designers, and art historians. These inspiring creative leaders visit the campus to engage with students. Read more about Tony Lewis here: Drawing Lines of Communication: A Conversation With Tony Lewis by Kevin Blake, Bad at Sports, 2014 Tony Lewis “Alms Comity and Plunder” at Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Interviewed by Luigi Fassi, Mousse Magazine, 2016 ‘It’s a Call to Action’: Why Artist Tony Lewis Is Battling the Legacy of William F. Buckley, the Godfather of American Conservatism, Janelle Zara, Artnet, 2019 For information about this programs and others like it, please follow UNLVArtDept on Facebook and @unlvtheear on Instagram. Also, please sign up for the UNLV Department of Art mailing list.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Portland’s premier drag clown Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi uses performance for contemporary storytelling and satire. Seeking to undermine white, normative notions of race and gender as a queer biracial citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Anthony/Carla use Coyote-like trickery, alternating between pure comedic farce and deep emotional exploration. The 2019 Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest Queer Hero, Hudson/Rossi has exhibited and performed from Melbourne to Vancouver. Co-hosted with the UNLV Department of Interdisciplinary Gender and Ethnic Studies, Hudson will present a performance lecture Tuesday, October 1, at the Department of Theatre Paul Harris Theatre, and meet with students in art, design, art history, and students the from the UNLV Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies. While in Las Vegas, Hudson will also perform at the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District: Friday, September 27, 7:30 at the West Charleston Library; Sunday, September 29, 2 p.m., at the Clark County Library; Monday, September 30, 6:30 p.m., at the East Las Vegas Library. Learn more about Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi http://www.thecarlarossi.com/ https://www.nativeartsandcultures.org/anthony-hudson/ https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=541573692916304 The UNLV Department of Art is fortunate to host cutting edge artists, designers, and art historians. These inspiring creative leaders visit the campus to engage with students. For information about public components of this exciting facet of our educational program, please follow UNLVArtDept on Facebook and @unlvtheear on Instagram. Also, please sign up for the UNLV Department of Art mailing list.