Visiting Artist and Practitioner Series
Our Visiting Artists, Curators and Practitioners series offers a diverse and vibrant programming of between five – six speakers each of whom conducts a lecture centered on their work and practice, as well as visiting with students in their studio-settings. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Sep / Oct
Joanna Tam is a Hong Kong-born, Boston-based visual artist and educator. Using video, photography, performance, text and installation, her works examine the issues of migration, citizenship, standardization, the construction of national identity as well as the notion of home. Joanna's works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Abigail Satinsky +
Sep 26 - 27, 2020
Abigail Satinsky is an arts organizer, curator and writer on socially-engaged art. She is Curator for Exhibitions and Programs at Tufts University Art Galleries. From 2010 – 2015, Satinsky worked at Threewalls, where she edited PHONEBOOK (a national directory of artist-run spaces and projects), co-founded the Hand-in-Glove conference and co-initiated Common Field, amongst other exhibitions and programs. She was a co-founder of the artist group InCUBATE, which started the international micro-granting network Sunday Soup, and editor of the book, Support Networks, which chronicles socially-engaged art in Chicago over the last 100 years. She was a Fellow at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University. Satinsky has been a regular contributor to Bad at Sports podcast and blog and has written for Proximity Magazine, AREA Chicago, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, The Artist-Run Chicago Digest, and Temporary Services’ Art Work: A National Conversation about Art, Labor and Economics.
Anthony Romero is a Boston-based artist, writer, and organizer committed to documenting and supporting artists and communities of color. Recent projects and performances have been featured at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha), the Blue Star Contemporary (San Antonio), and the Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Biennial (Calgary, Canada). Publications include The Social Practice That Is Race, coauthored with Dan S. Wang, and the exhibition catalogue Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements, of which he was the editor. He is a co-founder of the Latinx Artist Visibility Award, a national scholarship for Latinx artists produced in collaboration with artist J. Soto and OxBow School of Art, and a cofounder of the Latinx Artists Retreat, a national gathering of Latinx artists and administrators. He is Professor of the Practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston and is currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Nov 13 - 16, 2019
Craig Drennen is an artist based in Atlanta, GA and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. His recent solo exhibition “BANDIT” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia included a catalog with essay by Diana Nawi. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times. He has been a resident artist at Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. He teaches at Georgia State University, served as dean of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture for four years, and writes for Art Pulse magazine. Since 2008 he has organized his studio practice around Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens.
Dec 3 - 4, 2019
Seph Rodney is an adjunct faculty member at Parsons School of Design, USA, and an editor and writer for the Hyperallergic art and culture blog. He has also written for CNN Op-ed pages, American Craft Magazine and NBC Universal, and penned catalog essays for Joyce J. Scott, Teresita Fernandez, and other artists.
February 19 - 22, 2020
Martha Wilson (b. 1947) is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and “invasions” of other people’s personae. She began making these videos and photo/text works in the early 1970s while in Halifax in Nova Scotia, and further developed her performative and video-based practice after moving in 1974 to New York City, embarking on a long career that would see her gain attention across the U.S. for her provocative appearances and works. In 1976 she also founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artists’ books, installation art, video, onliine and performance art, further challenging institutional norms, the roles artists play within society, and expectations about what constitutes acceptable art mediums.
March 5, 2020
Maria Molteni is a Nashville-to-Boston-based multimedia & performing artist, educator & organizer. Having studied Painting and Printmaking at Boston University, her practice sprung from formalist roots, and has grown to incorporate research, social engagement, and transdisciplinary experimentation. She playfully asks audiences to imagine her serving Black Mountain College as their PE coach... From fiber to found-object sculpture, textile to movement, performance to publication, she employs processes per their ability to manifest elaborate conceptual orchestration and formal satisfaction. Exploring iterations of sport, craft, feminism, spiritualism, animism, utopia, glossolalia and urban planning, she takes interest in standardized shapes and systems that influence our experience of spirituality through everyday functionality. Embellishing psychic energy in her environments, she seeks to expose unseen presences or predicaments, both cosmic and practical.
Chris Klapper +
April 16 - 17, 2020
Chris Klapper is a Brooklyn based installation artist. She regularly collaborates with her husband, Patrick Gallagher. Their installation, Symphony in D Minor is part of the permanent collection at the Hydropolis Museum in Wroclaw, Poland. Her work is large scale multimedia and multidimensional. Her subject matter is driven by specific projects, environments and experiences. Overall, she looks to explore new technologies and to use them to express immense ideas on a human scale; employing sound, sculpture, video, projection mapping, composites and digital new media, she look to explore every expressive opportunity that presents itself. Her installation, Prana, a large interactive installation was showcased at The Invisible Dog Art Center for which she received a grant from The Brooklyn Arts Council and was written up in the Village Voice “Best in Show” during Armory art weekend. Klapper moderated a discussion panel on Art and Technology: How Technology is Changing Art and How We Create. Her work has shown in New York, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, Boston, Miami, Spain, Italy and Poland. She has been written up internationally in The Creators Project, Fast Company, Designboom, The Daily News, The Village Voice, The Atlantic, Interior Design Magazine, Gallery Magazine Ukrainian, Metropolitan Home Magazine, Maison Francaise Turkey to name a few.
Sep 20, 2018
Katherine Behar's interactive installations, videos, performances, and writings explore gender and labor in digital culture. Appearing throughout North America and Europe, her work was the subject of a 2016 survey exhibition at Pera Museum, Istanbul. Based in Brooklyn, she is Associate Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College, CUNY.
Oct 11, 2018
Eric Gottesman photographs, writes, makes videos, teaches and uses art as a vehicle to explore aesthetic, social and political culture.
Nov 15, 2018
Lisa Dent is an independent curator/producer, writer and arts Administrator based in the greater New York City area.
Feb 21, 2019
Didier William is currently Associate Professor of Art and the Chair of the MFA Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
Apr 11, 2019
Larry Ossei-Mensah brings a broad set of skills to his curatorial practice. He is a co-founder Artnoir which describes itself as a “global collective of culturalists.” Composed of curators, artists, and writers, the group produces events such as talks and performances designed to “engage this generation’s dynamic and diverse creative class.”