Pacific Northwest College of Art Announces 2017-18 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

August 22, 2017

August 22, 2017

Contact: Lisa Radon

Pacific Northwest College of Art Announces 2017-18 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Portland, OR—August 22, 2017—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:

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.

About Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA
For over 100 years, PNCA has served as a creative center for artists and designers with an educational philosophy that emphasizes individualized curricula, independent inquiry, and cross-disciplinary exchange. The graduate programs of PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies are rooted in meaningful faculty-student relationships and close community, enhanced with mentors drawn from greater Portland, and expanded further still with visiting artists, curators, and scholars.

MFA in Visual Studies—Chair, Peter Simensky,
MFA in Collaborative Design—Chair, Peter Schoonmaker, 
MA in Critical Studies—Chair, Shawna Lipton,
MFA in Print Media—Chair, Matthew Letzelter, 
Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies—Chair, Aeron Bergman,
MFA in Applied Craft + Design—Chair, Heidi Schwegler, 
(offered jointly with Oregon College of Art and Craft)

About Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pacific Northwest College of Art empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. Founded in 1909 as the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon, PNCA offers ten art and design Bachelor of Fine Art programs, six graduate programs including Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs within the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, a Post-Baccalaureate program, and Continuing Education courses for artists and designers of all ages.