Department of Art and Art History Special Programs

Visiting Artists Program

Each year, internationally known artists visit the department during fall semester to give public lectures and seminars, and to meet with graduate students for private critiques.

Fall 2016

blue painting

Jacqueline Humphries

Humphries lives and works in New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include Greene Naftali, New York (2015); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA (2015); Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, New Orleans (2015); Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (2014); Greene Naftali, New York (2012); and Prospect.1 New Orleans, LA (2008).

Humphries’ work was recently presented at the 2016 edition of Art Basel Unlimited, and her work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Humphries' work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Tate Modern, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Art Building, Room 1.102

sculpture installation

Harry Dodge

Dodge is an American artist whose 20 years of interdisciplinary practice—spanning performance, video-making, sculpture, drawing and writing—is characterized by its explorations of relation, materiality, and the unnamable, with a special focus on ecstatic contamination.

His solo and collaborative work has been exhibited at many venues nationally and internationally, including the 2008 Whitney Biennial, a solo show entitled Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 2013, and Hammer Museum’s 2014 Biennial, Made in L.A. Dodge’s work is in several collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY) and the Hammer Museum (LA).

His most recent solo exhibitions are 2016’s The Inner Reality of Ultra-Intelligent Life (Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts) and 2015’s The Cybernetic Fold (Wallspace, NY; a Critic’s Pick in Artforum). Recent group exhibitions include The Promise of Total Automation (Kunsthalle Wien Austria) and Triples: Harry Dodge, Evan Holloway and Peter Shelton (The Approach Gallery, London). An interview Dodge conducted with artist MPA, Mourning the Earth, was recently posted at BOMB Magazine. Dodge is currently working on a book-length essay entitled My Meteorite.


Monday, November 7
3:30 p.m.
Art Building, Room 1.102

computer-generated abstract pattern

Eileen Quinlan

Quinlan’s process of experimentation shakes hands with, grazes, teases, insists upon the inherently fabricated nature of all photographs. Her constructions run the photographic gamut from the quasi-pictorial to the semi-abstract, from document to expressive collage. The hand of the artist is both absent and present. Ghosts of art history, dismembered and rearranged, materialize and recede throughout different series.

Quinlan fully employs the photographic image as mirror instead of window. Her work presents opportunity for contemplation alongside an awareness of the mechanics of presentation and consumption; it sometimes manifests a bracing encounter with the clumsy hand of the artist attempting to adjust the veil. Color, atmosphere, composition and description are reduced to their most basic forms; each of those elements takes turns as foregrounded content.

Quinlan earned her M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2005. She had her first solo museum exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston in 2009. Her work is in the permanent collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Ackland Art Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, the Brooklyn Museum and Zabludowicz Collection. Recent exhibitions include Image Support at the Bergen Kunsthall, and Transmission, Recreation, and Repetition at the Palais de Beaux-Arts Paris in 2015, What Is a Photograph? at the International Center for Photography (New York), New Photography 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Outside the Lines: Rites of Spring at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, a two-person exhibition with Matt Keegan at The Kitchen (New York) as well as a solo show and a two-person exhibition with Cheyney Thompson, at Campoli Presti (London). Quinlan’s work was most recently presented in the two-person exhibition, Always starts with an encounter: Wols/Eileen Quinlan, produced by Radio Athènes, and curated by Helena Papadopoulos at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.


Monday, November 14
3:30 p.m.
Art Building, Room 1.102