UNLV Artist Lecture Series

UNLV Visiting Artists, Designers, and Art Historians

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 in the classroom, teach workshops, share their research, facilitate discussions, and offer critique. 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.

Contact Information

For more information about the Department of Art and its many courses and programs, please contact:

Marcus Civin, Chair of the Department of Art

Upcoming Events

  • 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...
     Date: October 1, 2019
     Location: Alta Ham Fine Arts (HFA), Paul Harris Theatre
  • 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...
     Date: October 3, 2019
     Location: Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 242

Past Visiting Artist Lecturers and Artists in Residence



Artists in Residence Cayetano Ferrer, Lia Lowenthal
Lecturers Katya Tylevich, Lawrence Weschler, Brian Kelly


Artists in Residence Letha Wilson, Carter Mull
Lecturers Analia Saban, Courtney Sennish, Yunhee Min, Mathieu Gregoire, Amir H. Fallah, Asher Hartman, Marcos Ramirez Erre, Wendy White, Fiona Connor, Brigid McCaffrey, Tim Reid, Candice Lin


Artists in Residence Miljohn Ruperto, Lucky DeBellevue
Lecturers Hernan Bas, Margaret Honda, Jenny Odell, Emily Mast, Jim Shaw, Mads Lynnerup, Jim Lee, Corin Hewitt, Mike Calway-Fagan, Zarouhie Abdalian, Hannah Greely, Daniel Bozhkov


Artists in Residence David Gilbert, Deborah Aschheim
Lecturers Allison Miller, Hrag Vartanian, Miljohn Ruperto, Jim Skalman, Mike Cockrill, Karen Yasinsky, Anya Gallaccio, Aurora Tang, Carrie Moyer, Laura Hyatt, Robert Irwin, Matt Coolidge, Letha Wilson, Mads Lynnerup


Artists in Residence Jim Skuldt, Holly Myers, Henning Strassburger, Ash Ferlito
Lecturers Jackie Gendel, Joan Linder, Matt Wedel, Chris Sullivan, Tony Tasset, Julie Saul, Wesley Anderegg, Siohban Piercy, André Goeritz, Jenni Sorkin, Hugh M. Davies, Doug Wheeler, Robert Beckman, Karen Baldner, Jack Brogan, Sohrab Mohebbi, Bill Kelley Jr., Zarouhie Abdalian, Amie Siegel


Artists in Residence Doug Harvey, Erin Cosgrove
Lecturers Llyn Foulkes, Roy Behrens, Cristina Linden, Gay Outlaw, James Elkins, Matthew McGarvey, Mathieu Gregoire, Judy Ledgerwood, James Casebere, Jennifer Wynne Reeves, Aram Moshayedi, Mark Quint, Jim Skuldt, Lisa K. Blatt, Chip Lord, Trevor Paglen, Paul Kos, John Kilduff


Artists in Residence Alisha Kerlin, Caitlin Lonegan
Lecturers Sally Egbert, David Pagel, Gary Kornblau, Kota Ezawa, Cliff Benjamin, Bruce McClure, Rebecca Morris, Rebecca Campbell, Brian McCutcheon, Erik Beehn, Phillip Scholz Ritterman, Samantha Fields, Deborah Luster, Edgar Arceneaux, Veronica Roberts, Dike Blair, Philip Ursprung, Stanya Kahn, Larry Bell, Iva Gueorguieva, Kerry Tribe, Clayton Campbell, Robert de Saint Phalle, Robert Irwin


Lecturers Pasha Rafat, Robert Irwin, George Trakas, Siah Armajani, Richard Fleischner, Nick Cave, Anya Gallaccio


Artists in Residence Jon Rappleye, Fay Ku
Lecturers Anthony Craig Drennen, Mathieu Gregoire, Elizabeth Hudson, Elizabeth East, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Zach Rockhill, Kerry Laitala, George Trakas, Sean Stewart, Martin Kersels, Alix Pearlstein, Barbara Grygutis, Roy McMakin, Kota Ezawa, Emily Scott, Evan Dent



Lecturers Robert Irwin, Kim Stringfellow, Hugh Davies, Jon Rappleye, Beth Campbell, Zhi Lin, Ed Fella, China Adams, Rick Lowe, Mark Masuoka, Kristina Wong, Mathieu Gregoire


Lecturers William O’Brian, Tim Lowly, Calum Colvin, John Divola, Pae White, Robin Brailsford, Eve Sussman, Michael Rakowitz, Josiah McElheny, Susan Gray, Nancy Riegelman, Cameron McNall, Matthew Coolidge, Mathieu Gregoire


Lecturers Harrell Fletcher, Christa Erikson, Stephen Frailey, Rosemarie Fiore, Akira Hasegawa, Samuel Nigro, Jean Lowe, Nic Nicosia, Jack Sullivan, Joseph Del Pesco, Scott Oliver, Charles Long, Andrea Fraser, Vito Acconci, Mathieu Gregoire


Lecturers Ed Bereal, Coy Howard, Robert Irwin, Mathieu Gregoire


Lecturers Jon Rubin, George Trakas, Siah Armajani, Robert Irwin, Mathieu Gregoire


Lecturers Robert Irwin, Mary Beebe, Cindy Bernard, Mathieu Gregoire


Lecturers James Welling, Mathieu Gregoire


Lecturers Robert Irwin, Dextra Frankel, Susan Snyder, Alexis Smith, Aristotle Georgiades, Mathieu Gregoire



Lecturers Robert Irwin, Mathieu Gregoire


Lecturers John Baldessari, Mathieu Gregoire


Lecturers Mathieu Gregoire, Ellen Brooks


Artists in Residence Stephen Frailey, Dike Blair
Lecturers Siah Armajani, Sarah Charlesworth


Artists in Residence Stephen Frailey, Linda Troeller, A. D. Coleman
Lecturers Eric Renner


Lecturers Eric Renner, Douglas Kent Hall, Misha Gordon, Patrick Nagatani



Lecturers Jim Stone, Eric Renner


Lecturers Robert Heinecken, Lawrie Brown, Eric Renner


Lecturers Bill Jay, David Bunn, Darryl Curran


Lecturers Sheila Pinkel, Robert Irwin


Lecturers Robert Irwin, Maurice Gray