Visiting Artists + Critics

Artist Michael Ray Charles conducts a studio visit with Julie Weinberger. Photo by Joe Angeles.

Visiting Artists + Lecturers

The Sam Fox School brings nationally and internationally recognized artists, designers, architects, historians, and critics to campus, promoting new ideas in practice, theory, and technology. Invited speakers often participate in graduate studio visits, conducting one-on-one reviews of work.

Artists, designers, and scholars participating in the School's 2016-17 Public Lecture Series included Laylah Ali, Shimon Attie, Seymour Chwast, Diane Guerrero-Maciá, Silvia Kolbowski, Wangechi Mutu, John Douglas Powers, Shelley Rice, Dario Robleto, and Martino Stierli.

Past Public Lecture Series speakers include: Xu Bing, Maggie Breslin, Gaby Brink, Michael Ray Charles, Huey Copeland, Mark Dion, Catherine Dossin, Henrik Drescher, Sam Durant, Lisa D. Freiman, Coco Fusco, Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Orly Genger, Mariam Ghani, Michelle Grabner, Candice Hopkins, Alfredo Jaar, Natasha Jen, Erica Kochi, Ruby Lerner, Won Ju Lim, Shaun O'Dell, Trevor Paglen, Jaume Plensa, Julian Rosefeldt, Lisa Sanditz, Anne Schaefer, Beverly Semmes, Christopher Sperandio, Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock, Andréa Stanislav, Michael Taylor, Jan Tumlir, Carrie Mae Weems, Paula Wilson, and Peter Yost.

For details about the Freund Teaching Fellowship and the Freund Visiting Artist programs, click here>>

External Critics

The MFA program invites a diverse group of external artists, critics, theorists, and distinguished guests to campus to review students' exhibitions and conduct studio visits at the end of each academic year.

Past reviewers include: Diana Thater, Meredith Tromble, Tiffany Holmes, Michael Rees, Sue Spaid, Frances Whitehead, Saul Ostrow, Jan Tumlir, Linda Weintraub, Zoe Beloff, Lily Cox-Richard, Joe Wolin, Jason Edward Kaufman, Hasan Elahi, Danny Orendorff, Eric Wesley, Charissa Terranova, Ellen K. Levy, Victoria Vesna, and Edward Shanken.