Visiting Artists, Scholars and Designers

  • Visiting Artist Kristen Cliffel

    Visiting Artist Kristen Cliffel 

MISSION

Throughout their tenure at the Frostic School of Art, students learn that making art is not the sole component of what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.  Artists must also develop professional contacts, learn to speak freely about their work, answer challenging questions, contextualize and promote their work.

The mission of Frostic School of Art’s Visiting Artist program is tri-fold:  to provide students direct, meaningful contact with working artists, both established and emerging; to elevate the regional, national, and international profile of the Frostic School of Art and Richmond Center for Visual Arts; and to nurture a sense of community among students, faculty and staff within WMU’s College of Fine Arts.

As a program that integrates all disciplines within the Frostic School of Art, our Visiting Artist Program also encourages students to step beyond their given major and explore techniques outside their given practice. As such, the Visiting Artist program provides a broad and solid foundation that seeks to expand each students’ view of professional practice after graduation.

HISTORY

Since the 1960s, the rich history of the Frostic School of Art’s Visiting Artist and Scholar Program includes such curators, writers and artists as Richard Hunt, Christo, Jerry Saltz, Julia Christensen, Roger Shimomura, Eleanor Heartney, Lucy R. Lippard, John Cage, Ivan C. Karp, Benny Andrews, Squeak Carnwath, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Chun-Hak Oh, Yoshisuke Funasaka, Brigit Skiold, Maria Gaspar, Tyanna Buie, Ashley Hunt, Patterson Sims, Dr. David Pilgrim, Victoria Finlay and Lev Manovich, among hundreds of others. 

All lectures and discussions are free and open to the public.  Visit the exhibitions website for more information: http://wmich.edu/art/exhibitions

2021-2022 Schedule 

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Nico Raddatz
Public Lecture, “Questions”
Richmond Center for Visual Arts 
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

Monday, February 21, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Delna Dastur
Sponsor: Cat Crotchett
Virtual lecture for painting students

Monday, February 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Jonah Elijah
Sponsor: Cat Crotchett
Virtual lecture for painting students

March 2022
Eddy A. López
Sponsor: Patricia Villalobos Echeverría
Two virtual sessions with printmaking students

March 2022
Martyna Matusiak
Sponsor: Patricia Villalobos Echeverría
Two virtual sessions with printmaking students

March 2022
Tracy Templeton
Sponsor: Patricia Villalobos Echeverría
Two virtual sessions with printmaking students

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Reni Gower
Public Lecture, “Artist as Curator — Taking Your Show on the Road”
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Auditorium, in collaboration with the Frostic School of Art
Studio visits with painting students, March 8 and 10 (sponsor: Cat Crotchett)

Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
Ryan Standfest
Sponsor: Nichole Maury
Virtual lecture

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Michael Nashef
Sponsor: Autumn Brown
Virtual lecture

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Rachel Campbell
Sponsor: Cat Crotchett
Virtual lecture

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Danielle James
Sponsor: Autumn Brown
Virtual lecture

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Brent Harris
Sponsor: Patrick D. Wilson
Artist lecture
Artist workshop with sculpture students on April 7, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Laurel Fulton
Sponsor: Autumn Brown
Virtual lecture

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Daniel DiCaprio
Sponsor: Autumn Brown
Virtual lecture

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Michael Lorsung
Sponsor: Kyle Triplett
Artist lecture
Artist workshop with sculpture/ceramics/metals+jewelry students, June 20–24

  

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