Visiting Artists

Each year Sculpture + Extended Media invites a diverse and intergenerational group of 8–12 artists, critics, curators, philosophers and thinkers to visit and spend time with us. Visitors give a public lecture, followed by studio visits, a workshop or a seminar with our students and culminating with a group dinner with students and faculty.

Determined each year in close discussion with faculty and our MFA students, the program is designed to be nimble, vital — echoing the essential developments and conversations of the day.

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Math Bass

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Math Bass (b. 1981) began her career primarily as a performance artist, but has since expanded her practice to include painting, sculpture, and video. Bass, who explores a myriad of themes in her work, is broadly interested in playing...

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Aleksandra Domanović

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Aleksandra Domanović’s sculptures and video expand the scope of conventional technological history by illuminating feminist, cyberfeminist, and Eastern European contributions to the development of science and the Internet. Born in the...

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Douglas Rieger

Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Douglas Rieger earned a BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008 and his MFA in Sculpture from Yale in 2016.  He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  Most recently he has shown at View Profile

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​​Josh Kline

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Josh Kline (b. 1979, Philadelphia, USA) lives and works in New York. Kline creates artworks and exhibitions that consider the ways in which our humanity has been transformed, commodified, and instru­mentalized within neoliberal society....

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Ilana Harris Babou

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Ilana Yacine Harris Babou was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She makes videos, sculptures, and installations that use cooking shows and music videos as tools to ask questions about intimacy, violence and consumption.  She received a...

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​​Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is Professor of English at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. His award winning research examines strange things that challenge the imagination, phenomena that seem alien and intimate at the same...

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Amber Hawk Swanson

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Amber Hawk Swanson (b. 1980) is a New York-based artist born in Davenport, Iowa. Her work deals with how the psychological debt of love animates us in a social-emotional economy. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Palais de Tokyo...

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Abigail Deville

Monday, February 29 at 3:00 PM

Abigail DeVille (b. 1981, New York, New York, USA) lives and works in the Bronx, New York. She attended Pratt Institute (2000) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2007), earning a BFA from the Fashion Institute of...

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Gordon Hall

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Gordon Hall is an artist based in New York. Hall has exhibited and performed at SculptureCenter, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, Movement Research, EMPAC, Night Club in...

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Ruba Katrib

Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Ruba Katrib is the Curator at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, New York where she has produced group shows The Eccentrics (2016), Puddle, Pothole, Portal (2014) (co-curated with artist Camille Henrot), Better...

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Josh Kline

Monday, January 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Josh Kline (b. 1979, Philadelphia, USA) lives and works in New York. Kline creates artworks and exhibi­tions that consider the ways in which our humanity has been transformed, commodified, and instru­mentalized within neoliberal...

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Fred Wilson

Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

Fred Wilson has created site-specific installations in collaboration with museums and cultural institutions throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. His work encourages viewers to reconsider social and...

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Howie Chen

Monday, November 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM    

Howie Chen is a New York–based curator involved in collaborative art production and research. Chen is a founder of Dispatch, a curatorial production office and project space founded in New York City, later transitioning to a...

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Nayland Blake

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Nayland Blake has been exhibiting his work at Matthew Marks Gallery since 1993. Interracial desire, same-sex love, and racial and sexual bigotry are recurrent themes in Blake’s sculptures, drawings, performances, and videos, which...

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General Sisters

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM

General Sisters is a general store located in our neighborhood of North Braddock, Pennsylvania. Stocked with affordable food and ingredients, General Sisters makes eating, sharing and gathering available to our neighbors within walking...

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Daphne Fitzpatrick

Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Daphne Fitzpatrick was born in Long Island, New York and is currently based in Brooklyn. She attended the School of Visual Arts and the Whitney Independent Study Studio Program. Her works have been included in notable exhibitions such...

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Vito Acconci

Thursday, October 15 2015 at 3:00 PM

Vito Acconci’s design & architecture come from another direction, from backgrounds of writing & art. His poems in the late 60’s treated language as matter (words to look at rather than through) & the page as a field to...

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A.L. Steiner

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM

A.L. Steiner utilizes constructions of photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, performance, writing and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a skeptical queer eco-feminist androgyne....

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Clifford Owens

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 2pm

Clifford Owens is a trans-disciplinary artist. He lives and works in New York City, and teaches in the graduate sculpture departments of both Yale University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He was born in Baltimore City, Maryland...

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Zach Trow

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 4pm

Born in Eugene, Oregon in 1985, Zach earned dual degrees in Japanese and Sculpture at the University of Oregon, before moving to New York City to complete his MFA at Hunter College. In 2013, he completed a study abroad program at the The...

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Ernesto Pujol

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1pm

Marcia Powell Festival of Religion and the Arts at VCU presents a workshop by Ernesto Pujol:

Performing the Human Spirit: Reclaiming Religion as Credible Material for Art Making in the West

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Claude Wampler

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:15pm

Claude Wampler is an artist who has trained in dance, opera, theater and visual arts and earned her Masters Degree in Performance Studies from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Working within the various fields of visual art,...

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Leslie Hewitt

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10am

Hewitt studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Yale University School of Art, and at New York University, where she was a Clark Fellow in the Africana and Visual Culture Studies programs. She was included...

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Dan Hurlin

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 4pm

Dan Hurlin is a writer, director, choreographer, actor, designer, puppet/object maker and a celebrated puppeteer and performance artist. Recent works include “Everyday Uses for Sight” which Hurlin describes as “a loose...

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Brian Bress

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 3pm

This event is sponsored by the VCU Art Foundation Program with the departments of Kinetic Imaging, Photography and Film, and Sculpture + Extended Media.

Brian Bress, a Los Angeles based artist and filmmaker, creates absurd,...

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Clifford Owens

Tuesday January 20, 2015 at 3pm

Clifford Owens is a photographer and performance artist who has worked in performance for over two decades. Also a writer and scholar, Owens has  frequently advocated for the visibility and recognition of black performance artists. In...

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Denise Markonish

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 12pm

Denise Markonish is the curator at MASS MoCA where her exhibitions include: Lee Boroson: Plastic Fantastic, Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below, Mark Dion: The Octagon Room, Tom Philips and Johnny Carrera: Life’s Work; Oh, Canada...

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Klara Hobza

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12pm

Klara Hobza is a Berlin-based artist who likes to pursue self-imposed, large-scale endeavors. For the next 25 years, she will be scuba diving through Europe, entering the Rhine River at the mouth of the North Sea until she hits the Main...

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Mateo Tannatt

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:15pm

In Mateo Tannat’s beguiling sculptures and video, both physical and mental landscapes are made material. Vibrating between the theatrical fictions of popular culture and the lexicon of recent art history, Tannat presents strange but...

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Graham Harman

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12pm

Philosopher Graham Harman is distinguished university professor at the American University in Cairo. He is the 2009 winner of the AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award, and a frequent international lecturer. In 2013, he...

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Michal Helfman

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10am

Born 1973, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Lives and Works in Tel-Aviv
Teacher of the BFA and MFA program of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

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Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12pm

Christov-Bakargiev is a curator, author and researcher interested in the historical avant-garde and contemporary art. Named 2012’s most powerful person in the art world by Art Review’s Power 100 listings, Christov-Bakargiev was...

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Bryan Zanisnik

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:15pm

Bryan Zanisnik was born in Union, New Jersey and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received an MFA from Hunter College and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has recently exhibited and performed in...

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Forrest Nash

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 5pm

Forrest Nash holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and founded Contemporary Art Daily in his last year there in 2008. They became a non-profit organization at the beginning of 2012, which was also the beginning of...

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Nancy Princenthal

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 4pm

Andrea Zittel’s interests range from simple things like clothing design to more complicated ones like social engineering; at her High Desert Test Site, in Southern California, she stages a variety of challenges to conventional...

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Antoine Catala

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 4:30pm

Catala lives and works in New York City. He has had solo exhibitions at 179 Canal, NY; Audio Visual Arts, NY, UKS in Oslo, Norway , Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany and Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago. His work has been included in...

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Robert Melee

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12pm

Robert Melee uses multimedia practices to build upon his work based on the suburban home and its psychologies. His practice based on painting, sculpture and video, often incorporates additional household objects, craft, kitsch, and...

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Frances Stark

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 12pm

Frances Stark is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer with an MFA from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Nottingham...

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Courtney McClellan

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 5pm

Courtney McClellan is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Greensboro, NC. She received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008, and her MFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine...

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Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:30pm

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13), is a curator and writer based in Rome, Kassel, and New York. After organizing exhibitions as an independent curator in different countries, from 1999 to 2001 she was senior...

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AK Burns

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 5:30pm

A.K. Burns is an interdisciplinary artists who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Currently she is visiting faculty in the Sculpture + Extended Media department at Virginia Commonwealth University.

“Using video, sculpture,...

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Jacolby Satterwhite

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 12pm

“I use video, performance, 3D animation, fibers, drawing and printmaking to explore themes of memory, desire, ritual, and heroism. My recent body work “The Matriarch’s Rhapsody” utilizes my mother’s drawings and...

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Ohad Meromi

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 4pm

“The term ‘stage’ as a locus of special dynamics is central to my practice in sculpture, installation and video. I’m drawn to the shift a space might undergo from a concrete site to a fictional one. Thought of in the context...

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David Altmejd

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2pm

“David Altmejd was born in Montreal, Canada in 1974. With an almost childlike fascination for objects that grow, transform, and reshape themselves, Altmejd creates sculptures, suffused with ornament, that blur distinctions between...

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Scott Rothkopf

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:15pm

Scott Rothkopf is a Curator and Associate Director of Programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

“Rothkopf has worked as a curator at the Whitney since 2009 and previously served as a guest curator at Harvard’s Fogg...

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Andrea Fraser

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4pm

Andrea Fraser’s work has been identified with performance, video, project-based art, context art, and institutional critique.
Major projects include installations for the Berkeley Art Museum; the Kunstverein Munich; the Venice...

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Arlene Shechet

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5pm

This lecture is cosponsored by the VCUarts Anderson Gallery and the VCU department of Craft/Material Studies

New York-based sculptor Arlene Shechet’s improvisational approach to clay yields a stunning array of painterly effects,...

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Marc Ganzglass

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 4pm

Visiting Faculty in Sculpture

Marc Ganzglass is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work merges science, industry, and art. Ganzglass works in all media, including film, performance, publishing and installation. On September 18,...

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Artie Vierkant

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 4pm

Visiting Faculty in Sculpture

Artie Vierkant makes art that is centered upon the importance of representation across media. This is evidenced throughout his practice, whether in the documentation or the process of creating his...

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Trisha Donnelly

Monday, October 15, 2012 at 2pm

“Trisha Donnelly’s ineffable body of work resists simple characterization. A lexicon of imagery and action relies on the power of suggestion: what precise, economical gesture can evoke a moment, a place, a feeling? How does sound...

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Johannes VanDerBeek

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:15pm

“As viewers move through this body of work, they should consider how an exhibition could be interpreted in a dream and how different elements become stand-ins for a larger meaning in both comical and puzzling ways. They should also set...

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Paul DeMarinis

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 4pm

“Paul DeMarinis has been working as an electronic media artist since 1971 and has created numerous performance works, sound and computer installations and interactive electronic inventions. One of the first artists to use computers...

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Diana Al-Hadid

Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:30pm

This lecture is co-sponsored by the VCUarts Dean’s Office and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in conjunction with the exhibition, Diana Al-Hadid: Trace of the Fictional Third on view March 10 – September 2, 2012.

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Deville Cohen

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 5pm

Deville Cohen’s performance-based photographs and videos use black-and-white Xerox images as integral elements in their mise-en-scène. Sets, characters, and props become entangled in psychic dramas saturated with humor, desire,...

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Margot Norton

Monday, February 20, 2012 at 5pm

Margot Norton is Curatorial Associate at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Before she started at the New Museum, Norton worked as Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum, where she curated and worked on numerous...

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Paul Ramirez Jonas

Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 5pm

“…I think of my artworks and projects as monuments. I call them monuments in so far that they are made with the awareness that they are being made for a public. Likewise, as in most monuments, I am not interested in conveying...

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Taylor Davis and Nicole Cherubini

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 12:15pm

“Taylor Davis and Nicole Cherubini are both established sculptors who are making important contributions to the field today. Since  2006 they have been making works together under the name Davis, Cherubini—their two surnames...

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Mika Rottenberg

Monday, December 5, 2011 at 6pm

Mika Rottenberg was born in Buenos Aires in 1976, and holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (2000) and an MFA from Columbia University (2004).  She lives and works in New York.  Solo exhibitions include a monographic exhibition at...

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Fionn Meade

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 5:30pm

This lecture will touch on a recent exhibition that Meade curated in Belgium and will discuss the status of images today, questions of belief and image, and thoughts regarding consuming images, the notion of traveling images, and...

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Tristin Lowe

Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7pm

“Philadelphia based artist Tristin Lowe shares a sensibility of an important group of American artists such as Tim Hawkinson, Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy. He deals with the abject and the vulnerable, with childhood and the...

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Tony Matelli

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 12:15pm

“Lost, absurd and debased, Tony Matelli’s figures experience the complexities of life with ever-present possibility of both death and rejuvenation on the horizon. Sleepwalkers, lost boy scouts, rotting vegetables, sprouting weed,...

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Christian Rattemeyer

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 5pm

Christian Rattemeyer is the Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  There Rattemeyer has organized the exhibition Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, which traced the ways in...

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Aki Sasamoto

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 5pm

Aki Sasamoto is a New York-based, Japanese artist, whose performance/installation works revolve around everyday gestures on nothing and everything.  Sasamoto’s installations are careful arrangements of sculpturally altered found...

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Theaster Gates

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 5pm

If pressed to describe Theaster Gates’ work in one word, it would be “transformative.” In his performances, installations, and urban interventions, Gates—an artist, musician, and “cultural planner,” as well as director of...

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Xu Bing

Monday, February 7, 2011 at 12:30pm

Artist and MacArthur Fellow Xu Bing is currently in Richmond working with VMFA and VCUarts on the large scale installation Tobacco Project. He will join VCU students and faculty to engage in a discussion regarding approaches to studio...

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Denise Markonish

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 12pm

This talk will trace Markonish’s last few years and upcoming projects at MASS MoCA, these include Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape, These Days: Elegies for Modern Times, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle: Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned With;...

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Stephen Cartwright

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 5pm

Since 1999 Stephen Cartwright has recorded his exact latitude, longitude and elevation every hour of every day. Cartwright uses digital and traditional fabrication techniques to translate his collected data into his sculptural projects....

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Beth Campbell

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 4pm

Beth Campbell is a New York artist originally from Illinois. Campbell explores the psychological and phenomenological perception of one encounter with the world through sculpture, installation, drawing, and video. She has recently...

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Janine Antoni

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 10am

“Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas. …Antoni’s work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, Antoni’s...

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Miguel Palma

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 4:30pm

Portuguese artist, Miguel Palma, works out of Lisbon and NYC.  He creates sculptures out of re-purposed industrial and used parts. Curator, Sarah Shalgosky, writes, “Miguel Palma’s work investigates technologies, particularly those...

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Valerie Fletcher

Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 12:15pm

Valerie Fletcher is the Senior Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Fletcher’s major exhibitions include “Utopian Visions in Modern Art” (1983), “Alberto Giacometti” (1988-89),...

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Matthew Crawford

Monday, April 5, 2010 at 6pm

Matthew Crawford is  currently a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia and runs a small motorcycle repair shop in Richmond, Virginia.  Crawford is also the author of Shop Class as...

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Hamza Walker

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11am

Hamza Walker was born in 1966 in New York, and currently lives in Chicago, where he is the Director of Education and Associate Curator for the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago – a non collecting museum dedicated to...

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Sanford Biggers

Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 12:15pm

“Sanford Biggers isn’t content to be called a sculptor, video artist, or performance artist, even though these media are central to his work. He’s an artist whose interdisciplinary skills allow him to challenge viewers with an...

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Paul Pfeiffer

Monday, February 15, 2010 at 12:15pm

Paul Pfeiffer was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1966, but spent most of his childhood in the Philippines. Pfeiffer relocated to New York in 1990, where he attended Hunter College and the Whitney Independent Study Program. Pfeiffer’s...

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Josephine Durkin

Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 5:15pm

Josephine Durkin’s research and studio practice has involved the creation of drawings, videos, sculptures, and large-scale, interactive and kinetic installations that personify recognizable or manipulated objects and materials....

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Francis Cape

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 12:15pm

exhibition: Home Front
public opening: Friday, November 20, 6-8 pm
Anderson Gallery, 907 ½ W Franklin St

The sculptures and images making up Francis Cape’s exhibition stem in part from his experiences as a...

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Tavares Strachan

2009

Tavares Strachan, originally of Nassau, Bahamas, holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2003) as well as an MFA from Yale University (2006), and has received numerous awards of recognition since 1998. His...

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Anders Ruhwald

Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 12pm

Anders Ruhwald (born 1974, Denmark) lives and works in London and Detroit. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2005. Solo exhibitions include “The state of things” at The Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen,...

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Beverly Semmes

Monday, March 30, 2009 at 5pm

Beverly Semmes first won attention for her monumental dresses that powerfully invoke the female body. She merges a formal investigation of color, pattern, and texture with social commentary. Her fabric sculptures simulate and exaggerate...

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Corin Hewitt

March 19, 2009 at 12:15pm

The aroma of simmering veggies that pervades the Whitney Museum lobby these days does not emanate from Sarabeth’s Kitchen downstairs, but from an art installation in the ground-floor gallery. The piece is called “Seed...

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Demetrius Oliver

Opening reception + gallery talk: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 12pm

“Demetrius Oliver works in a range of media, including performance, photography, sculpture, and installations. He uses his body and objects associated with it to give new meaning to 19th century literary figures such as Herman...

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Dr. Robert J. Lang

Monday, January 26, 2009 at 12:15pm

VCUarts students and faculty interested in participating can sign up in the Sculpture office at 1000 W. Broad St. or at the Art Foundation office at 609 Bowe St. by Thursday, Jan. 22  for a lottery drawing the next day.  Names chosen...

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Howard Singerman

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 12:15pm

Howard Singerman began writing on contemporary art in the late 1970s, publishing regularly from southern California in Artweek and then Artforum. He was museum editor for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and has contributed...

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Helen Molesworth

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 3:45pm

Curator Helen Molesworth is well known for (among other things) her highly acclaimed exhibition and corresponding catalogue of 2006 at the Wexner Center for the Arts titled Part Object Part Sculpture. In it, she reconsidered the...

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Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 12:15pm

For her third solo show in NYC at the Derek Eller Gallery this past June, Portland Oregon-based artist, Jessica Jackson Hutchins presented video, sculpture and ceramics as a means with which to explore intimacy, compassion, and human...

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Folkert DeJong

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 12:15pm

Folkert de Jong creates chaotic figurative scenes using polyurethane foam and paint. His works convey an uncanny and dreamlike quality where the perverse collides with the familiar. His installations are influenced by such artists as...

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Su-Mei Tse

Friday, March 28, 2008 at 11am

Metaphors of futility and longing mark Su-Mei Tse’s (b.1973) art works with a young romantic sensibility. This Luxembourg-based artist has produced an eclectic body of work (violin, installation, photography, and sculpture) much of...

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Connie Butler

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 5pm

Connie Butler is the Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, a position she has held since February of 2006. From 1996-2006, she was Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Butler...

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Virgil Marti

Thursday, February, 14, 2008 at 11am

Virgil Marti bridges art and domestic decoration in his immersive environments of color, light and texture. His upcoming exhibition at Richmond’s Visual Arts Center will feature a new wallpaper design, a fanciful chandelier, and...

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Teresita Fernandez

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 5:30pm

Teresita Fernandez, [MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992] was born in 1968 in Miami, Florida and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  She has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions internationally and abroad at sites...

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Karin Sander

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 5pm

What must a work of mine fulfill? I must be able to work using resources that actually exist, that are already present within the system, and that can turn the system against itself. I must be able to read things from a location, the...

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Ivan Day

Monday, November 12, 2007, 12pm

The Edible Edifice – from the medieval period to the early twentieth century, food was frequently used as an artistic medium to create edible sculpture for the tables of the rich and powerful. A papal dinner in seventeenth-century...

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Mary LeClere

Thursday, November 8, 2007, 12pm

LeClere is the Associate Director of the Glassel School of Art Core Program, at the Fine Arts Museum of Houston, a residency program for artists and writers. Their website describes the program as one and two year residencies to...

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Pepon Osorio

September 26, 2007 at 6:30pm

Osorio is best known for large-scale installations and was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He was educated at the Universidad Inter-Americana in Puerto Rico and Herbert H. Lehman College in New York, and received an MA from Columbia...

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Rosamond Purcell

Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 4pm

By the time she became intrigued (even obsessed) with the etching of Olaus Worm’s 17th-century natural-history cabinet in the mid-1980s, Rosamond Purcell was already a photographer of note. She had created a fascinating body of...

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Lynne Cooke

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 4pm

Lynne Cooke will be lecturing on Richard Serra’s outdoor work and discussing her upcoming book, Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years.  Cooke is the curator of the Dia Art Foundation in New York. She received her Ph.D. in Art...

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Ann Agee

Friday, April 13, 2007 from 5pm - 6pm

Ann Agee’s installation, Boxing in the Kitchen, was first presented at P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City in the fall of 2005.  From the gallery’s website:

The new work of Ann Agee continues to explore the temporal...

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Josiah McElheny

Monday, April 2, 2007 at 4pm

Josiah McElheny was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1966, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and apprenticed with master glassblowers Ronald Wilkins, Jan-Erik Ritzman,...

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Ulrik Heltoft

Monday, March 19, 2007 at 12:15pm

Ulrik Heltoft’s work uses video, photography, projections, and objects that typically deal with subtle, ignored details and coincidences, presented in an absolute and simple, yet abstract universe. He is represented by Kirkoff...

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Brian Tolle

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at 5pm

Brian Tolle has exhibited his work in galleries, museums, and public spaces around the world.  Tolle emphasizes a formal and iconographic dialog with history and context to produce striking and subtle works that engage the public....

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Nina Katchadourian

Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 4pm

One strain of Katchadourian’s work is oriented toward nature as concept, construct, and site, and investigates our assumptions, needs, cravings, dependency, and resistance associated with this term.  She has also worked with maps...

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Jennifer Pastor

Monday, November 20, 2006 at 2:30pm

From Jennifer Pastor- Woman Sculptor by David A. Greene (Art Forum; September, 1996):Jennifer Pastor’s sculpture inspires a giddy silence, the same gravid hush that occurs when we first catch sight of something truly strange. In...

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Beverly Semmes

Tuesday, November 1 2006

Beverly Semmes is an artist who currently lives and works in New York. Semmes has been honored with numerous one-person exhibitions at institutions around the world, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.,...

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Dario Robleto

Monday, October 30, 2006, at 3pm

From I Love Everything Rock and Roll (Except the Music) by Dario Robleto:  At this stage of our culture it is a given that our world is presented to us in a fragmented, chopped up way. It’s in the air. You can see it in...

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Richard Torchia

Monday, October 9, 2006 at 3pm

Richard Torchia is director of Arcadia University Art Gallery, a venue housed in late-19th century power station on a suburban campus in Glenside, Pennsylvania, 30-miles north of Philadelphia. Since assuming his position there in 1997,...

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Jerry Saltz

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 4pm

From Seeing Out Loud by Jerry Saltz: “The best critics look for the same things in contemporary criticism that they look for in contemporary art.  But they also have an eye.  Having an eye in criticism is as important as having...

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Nathaniel Rackowe

September 11, 2006

Using light, kinetic elements, and common industrial materials, Nathaniel Rackowe makes large-scale works that animate architectural spaces and transform viewers into active participants.  Often built on-site, his pieces explore the...

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Ester Partegas

March 9, 2006 from 5pm - 6pm

This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Drs. Paul and Sara Monroe.

Ester Partegas was born in La Garriga, Barcelona in 1972, and lives permanently in Brooklyn, New York. She has received the Joan...

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Kristen Hileman

November 15, 2005

Kristen Hileman is the Assistant Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.  During 2004, she organized summer and fall rotations of modern and contemporary works from the museum’s permanent collection for the on-going...

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Allora and Calzadilla

October 24, 2005 at 4pm

“Philadelphia-born Jennifer Allora and Havana-born Guillermo Calzadilla, who together create poetic and smartly subversive conceptual art that tweaks, needles, and humorously exposes the machinations of power and the assumptions...

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Ragna Robertsdottir

September 23, 2005 at 12:30pm

Ragna Robertsdottir’s lavascapes are formed by attaching lava chips to a section of wall covered with glue: she is an artist whose medium is, quite literally, a volcano, an artist who travels to exhibitions carrying a volcano with...

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Katrin Sigurdardottir

September 22, 2005 at 12:30pm

Katrin Sigurdardottir’s work repeatedly returns to and circles around the experience of place: experience which is variously presented as elusive, nostalgic, deceptive, simultaneously desired and suspect. For Sigurdardottir, the...

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Petur Arason

September 21, 2005 at 4pm

The collection of Petur Arason and Ragna Robertsdottir, presents contemporary works by Icelandic artists, such as Birgir Andresson, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Finnbogi petursson, Ingolfur Arnarsson, Kristjan Gudmundsson, and Sigurdur...

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Matthew Day Jackson

September 19, 2005 at 3:30pm

Inspired by Russian constructivism, Jackson is a different kind of young pioneer: a sculptor who repurposes frontier symbols for political aims. The Rutgers grad had one grandfather who was a cop and another in the marines; his...

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