2017-18 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

August 21, 2017

Kim-Ja Lee (Visual Studies '17), At the intersection of time and space, 2017. Photo: Mario Gallucci '14. Courtesy of PNCA.

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) brings provocative and pivotal thinkers, designers, and artists from all over the country to Portland for the 2017–18 PNCA Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Each of the lectures is free and open to the public. PNCA’s Graduate Visiting Artist program is a dynamic and essential part of each graduate program’s curriculum, inviting artists, scholars, designers, curators, and critics from around the globe to engage with students and the community in a variety of formats, including lectures, conversations, panel discussions, group critiques, workshops, and studio visits. These visiting artists contribute to, challenge, and expand the academic and artistic discourse at PNCA. Details can be found on PNCA’s online calendar: cal.pnca.edu

Alison Saar
September 19, 6:30pm
MFA in Print Media Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition + Visiting Artist Series
Sculptor, painter, and installation artist exploring African cultural diaspora and spirituality.

Anicka Yi
September 28, 6:30pm
MFA in Visual Studies
Conceptual artist working with science, scent, tactility, and perishability.

Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop
October 4, 6:30pm
MFA in Applied Craft + Design, Bison Building, 421 NE 10th Avenue
Director, Public Workshop, which creates opportunities for youth and their communities to shape the design of their cities.

Brian Holmes
October 11, 6pm
MA in Critical Studies
Art critic, cultural theorist, and activist, collaborates with the French cartographers Bureau d'Etudes and is a member of activist association Ne pas plier (Do not bend).

Chuck Collins
October 12, 6:30pm
MFA in Collaborative Design
Author and senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good.

Claire Pentecost
October 13, 6:30pm
MFA in Visual Studies
Artist and writer whose projects often address the contested line between the natural and the artificial, focusing for many years on food, agriculture, bio-engineering, and anthropogenic change.

Chelsea and James Minola: Grain Design
October 25, 6:30pm
MFA in Applied Craft + Design, Bison Building, 421 NE 10th Avenue
Grain is a design practice dedicated to social and environmental responsibility.

Sarah Schulman
December 3, 4pm
MA in Critical Studies
Distinguished professor, novelist, playwright, and queer activist. Author of Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair.