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, 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.