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.

Past Public Lecture Series speakers include:

Diana Al-Hadid
Laylah Ali
Morehshin Allahyari
Gabriel Asfour
Dave Hullfish Bailey
Reinhard Bek
Xu Bing
Maggie Breslin
Gaby Brink
Michael Ray Charles
Seymour Chwast
Huey Copeland
Leah Dickerman
Mark Dion
Catherine Dossin
Henrik Drescher
Sam Durant
Omer Fast
Lisa D. Freiman
Tom Friedman
Coco Fusco
Thomas W. Gaehtgens
Orly Genger
Michelle Grabner
Pablo Helguera
Candice Hopkins
David Humphrey
Alfredo Jaar
Natasha Jen
Michael Joo
William Kentridge
Sylvia Koblowski
Erica Kochi
Ruby Lerner
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
Wangechi Mutu
Shaun O'Dell
Trevor Paglen
Jaume Plensa
John Douglas Powers
Shelley Rice
Julian Rosefeldt
Lisa Sanditz
Anne Schaefer
Beverly Semmes
Duane Slick
Christopher Sperandio
Martino Stierli
Michael Taylor
Jan Tumlir
Victoria Vesna
Carrie Mae Weems
Ai Weiwei
Pae White
Paula Wilson
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
Edward Shanken