UNLV Artist Lecture Series Events

Date Description
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Yasuaki Onishi is an internationally celebrated artist working in the mediums of installation, sculpture and painting. Using materials that tend not to retain clearly defined shapes, Onishi creates works that have significant effects on spaces. Onishi’s exhibition “Permeating Landscape” is on view at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art until October 27. This artist talk is co-hosted by MGM Resorts Art & Culture. 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.  Image courtesy of MGM Resorts Art & Culture and Yasuaki Onishi While he is in Las Vegas, Onishi will be visiting with art, design, and art history students in classrooms and in their studios. 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.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
The College of Liberal Arts, University Forum Lecture Series presents “Bringing More Play & Belonging into Our World,” a talk by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, Multidisciplinary Artist & Researcher.  It's easy to dismiss the importance of play and belonging in our lives. But science confirms what we have known deep down all along: that encouraging play and fostering belonging are essential to a healthy human experience. Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya explains how her innovative work at the intersection of science, technology, art, and feminism can help to create a society that nourishes us all. Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is a two-time TED speaker whose background in neuroscience brought her to a career that fuses science and the arts. She is the founder and CEO of The Leading Strand, an organization that translates complex research into visual communication; the artist behind Beyond Curie, an award-winning portrait series that celebrates the rich history of women in STEM fields; and the founder of ATOMIC by Design, a science-positive clothing line and science club for girls. Her exhibition Connective Tissue is on view at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art from September 13th to December 29th, 2019. Attendees are welcome to view the exhibition with the artist following the lecture.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
A four-time recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships lauded for his work in ceramics, Arthur Gonzalez creates work that dwells between painting and sculpture. A Professor in ceramics at California College of the Arts, Gonzalez has presented more than fifty one-person shows and participated in residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, Penland School of Crafts, and Pilchuck Glass School. Co-hosted with the UNLV Libraries, Gonzalez will give a lecture Thursday, October 17, in the Lied Library Goldfield Room. While he is on campus, he will also meet in smaller groups with students in art, design, art history. Learn more about Arthur Gonzalez: http://arthurgonzalez.com https://natsoulas.com/artists/arthur-gonzalez 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.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  Rogers Art Loft Fellow Sharbreon Plummer’s practice is dedicated to platforms and actions that sustain community. Oral histories, collective making, and engagement with materials are some of the approaches Plummer uses to create work that processes the experiences of people of African descent. Plummer has been an Alliance of Artist Communities Diversity and Leadership Fellow, a YWCA Leadership for Social Change Fellow, and has presented work at Project Row Houses and the Philadelphia African American Museum. Plummer's program will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to engage with themes in Block 17, an exhibit at the UNLV Department of Art Donna Beam Gallery of Black artists and designers living in Las Vegas. Read more about Sharbreon: https://sharbreonplummer.com 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.  
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Elia Alba has exhibited widely, from Havana to Amsterdam. Exhibition venues include: The Rhode Island School of Design Museum and the Reina Sofía. Alba recently published a book on her project, The Supper Club, a series of photographs and conversations amongst artists of color about visual culture and race. Residencies include the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; awards include grants from the Pollock-Krasner and Joan Mitchell Foundations. 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. Image courtesy Elia Alba.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
MARTIN CREED - ‘GETTING CHANGED’ - US TOUR 2019/2020 One of the UK’s best known artists, Martin Creed won the Turner Prize in 2001 with The Lights Going On And Off. His work is exhibited across the globe including many works involving live music, dance and the use of words —in the form of word-sculptures, talks and songs. Most recently he has been working on a new one-person show, "Getting Changed”, which is part-talk, part-concert, part-cabaret. It is the follow-up to the show "Words & Music" which he did at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and has played around the world. Some of the themes of the new show are borders both personal and national, communication in the form of clothes, and words as clothes for feelings, all put together live in Martin's responsive freestyle way. ‘Creed is a social artist; the true magic of his work lies in the way it interacts with people and places.’ — Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, UK ‘The tunes are catchy, punk-folk-minimalist amalgams that parody pop music by increasing the simplicity and repetitiveness of much of it, and use and abuse language brilliantly.’ — Roberta Smith, The New York Times, USA "Getting Changed”, is part of the UNLV Visiting Artists, Designers, and Art Historians Lecture Series. This event is sponsored by the Department of Art, the College of Fine Arts, and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Through large-scale landscape paintings, sculptures, performances, and installations, Phaan Howng 洪恭凡 imagines the formidable beauty of a post-human earth in intense colors and camouflage patterns. Recent exhibition venues include: the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Arts and Industry Museum, Spring Break Art Show, and Arlington Arts Center. This summer, she was listed on Refinery29’s Top Young Female Contemporary Artists. 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. Image courtesy Phaan Howng.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe) is a provocative contemporary artist who challenges Western perceptions of Indigenous people, touching on issues of race, history and stereotypes. Through his work—paintings, murals, performance art, filmmaking and spoken word—Deal critically examines issues and tells stories of decolonization and appropriation that affect Indian country. Deal’s activism exists in his art, as well as his participation in political movements.  Reception at 5:00pm, lecture at 5:30pm 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. Image courtesy Gregg Deal. Co-sponored with UNLV SDSJ: Student Diversity & Social Justice
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and founding director of the Graphic Design MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art. Lupton’s curated exhibitions include The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, Beauty, How Posters Work, and Beautiful Users. Her books on design process include Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, Graphic Design: The New Basics, Type on Screen, and Design Is Storytelling. She received the AIGA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in 2007 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. New projects include Extra Bold, a feminist career guide for designers. Andy Campbell is a historian, critic, and curator of art and design. His work examines the intersections of identity-based political movements/communities and visual and material cultures. Campbell’s book Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ is the first-ever illustrated history of the iconic designs that have shaped contemporary queer politics. His writings have also appeared in Artforum, Aperture, and Terremoto, and he is an Assistant Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California. 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.