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UNLV Artist Lecture Series

About the UNLV Artist Lecture Series

The UNLV 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.

The events are free and open to the public. Voluntary donations are appreciated.

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

Artist Lecture Series Venue


Upcoming Events

  • 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...
     Date: October 18, 2018
     Location: Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art / Harry Reid Center (MSM-HRC), Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium
  • 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...
     Date: November 1, 2018
     Location: Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art / Harry Reid Center (MSM-HRC), Barrick Auditorium MSM 133
  • 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,...
     Date: November 15, 2018
     Location: Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art / Harry Reid Center (MSM-HRC), Barrick Auditorium MSM 133

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