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School of Visual Art and Design

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Visiting Artists

Visiting artists give our students, faculty and the public a chance to learn what current artists are producing and how and why they’re doing it.

Past Artists and Scholars

Jason Ferguson

Jason Ferguson is a three dimensional artist who incorporates video and performance into his practice. He is currently Associate Professor of Sculpture at Eastern Michigan University.

3D Scanning workshop and lecture, November 7th - 9th, 2018.

Rocky Lewycky

A three dimensional artist and ceramicist, Rocky Lewycky is the Elizabeth M. Marion Visiting Artist at the School of Visual Art and Design. Lewycky is currently a professor and the head of the Ceramics department at De Anza College.

Three day workshop, October 22nd-24th, 2018.

Irene Lusztig

Lusztig is a documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film and Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Film Screening, "Yours in Sisterhood," at the Nickelodeon Theater, September 17th-18th, 2018.

Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki

The artist duo of Wendy DesChene, Associate Professor at Auburn University, and Jeff Schmuki, Associate Professor at Georgia Southern Uniersity, are the creators of PlantBot Genetics-- a satirical biotech company that parodies the Monsanto Corporation and other Big Agriculture firms using robotic plants that sing and dance without promise for the future of food.
Join us for a PlantBot making workshop, lecture, and exhibition opening reception in McMaster Gallery at the School of Visual Art and Design.

Tyler Peck

Tyler Peck, a writer’s P.A. on the TV show SALVATION is speaking in Professor Davis’s TV Writing class at 1:45 P.M. at Gambrell classroom 001 (in the basement by the computer lab).  He is a graduate of Davis’s TV and Advanced Screenwriting classes and Faye Riley’s MART 321 class. Mart students are welcome to come ask questions.  Read about him more at:

April 26, 1:45 PM Gambrell 001

Kirkland Smith

In 2013, Kirkland received teh People's Choice Award at Artfields, the Southeast's largest art competition. She received her BA in Studio Arts from the University of South Carolina.

April 17-18, 2018

Joshua White

Tintype workshop

April 6, 2018

Adam Habib

Adam Habib is a cinematographer and a USC graduate, with a B.A. in film and media studies.

Dates: September 8 – 9, 2017 
Faculty Sponsor: Laura Kissel

Lily Kuonen

Lily Kuonen is a painter and describes her work like this: "PLAYNTING, a self-prescribed moniker and philosophy for my studio production, involves the synthesis of painting with additional forms, materials, surfaces and actions (PLAY + PAINTING)."

Dates: Late September, 2017 
Faculty Sponsor: Shannon Lindsey / McMaster Gallery

Lu Yang

Lu Yang is a new Media artist.

Date: Week of October 23, 2017
Co-sponsorship: Maxcy College (possible Maxcy Fellow – pending)
Faculty sponsor: Catherine Chi

Kris Ercums

Kris Ercums is a curator at the Spencer Museum of Art.

Date: Week of October 23, 2017
Co-sponsorship: Maxcy College
Pending co-sponsorship: Asian Studies, Confucius Institute
Faculty sponsor: Amanda Wangwright

Meggan Gould

Meggan Gould, 2017 Elizabeth M. Marion Visiting Artist, is a photographer.

Dates: November 18th, 2017
Faculty sponsor: Lauren Greenwald

Jonathan Bonfiglio

Jonathan Bonfiglio is a writer, producer and explorer.

Dates: March 4-7, 2018
Pending co-sponsorship: Anthropology
Faculty sponsor: Naomi Falk

Brigitte Peucker

Brigitte Peucker is a Film and Media Studies Scholar from Yale University.

Date: Thursday, April 5, 6:30pm, MM214

"'Pictureness' and Anti-Perspectivalism in Modernist Film"

Co-sponsorship: Film and Media Studies Program
Faculty sponsor: Sue Felleman