Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Beverly Fishman


Nov. 1, 2018, 7pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location

Barrick Auditorium MSM 133
Urethane paint on wood by Beverly Fishman


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.


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

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Suggested voluntary contribution: 

  • $5 adults;
  • $2 child and senior.

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

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External Sponsor

  • UNLV College of Fine Arts
  • UNLV Department of Art
  • Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art