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Past Lectures

Each semester, weekly visiting artist lectures host noted artists, curators, critics, and historians to share their perspectives, expertise, and current work, and to give insight into contemporary issues facing artists and designers.


The School of Art+Design and the Digital Collections Center at Purchase College Library has digitally archived a selection of the artist lectures from 2012 to present available through Artstor. The archive is for academic use only. To access the archive you must be on campus at Purchase College.

Fall 2019

September 11, 10:00 am Naima Green
September 18

Andrea Belag

September 25

Susan Tallman

October 9

Sophia Narrett

October 16

Elana Herzog

Tuesday, October 29

Laura Coombs

October 30

Stacey Steers

November 6 Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
November 13 Park McArthur
November 20

Derek Fordjour

December 4

Elinor Carucci

Spring 2019

January 30

Rochelle Feinstein

February 13

Anna Mlasowsky

March 6

D’Angelo Lovell Williams

March 13

Frances Whitehead

March 20

Liz Glynn

March 27

Byron Kim

April 10

Judith Linhares

April 17 Sarah Peters
Friday, April 19, 4 pm Emily Cohen
April 24

Lex Brown

May 1

Heide Fasnacht

Fall 2018

September 19 Brendan Fernandes
October 2 Samantha Gorman
October 3 Res
October 24 Lisa Sigal
October 31 Hank Willis Thomas
November 7 R. H. Quaytman
November 14 Samuel Ekwurtzel
November 28 Kris Graves
November 28 Mark Thomas Gibson
December 5 L.J. Roberts

Spring 2018

January 31

Amber Hawk Swanson

February 7

Marina Berio

February 14

Katherine Bradford

February 28

William Powhida

March 7

Mary Reid Kelley

March 14

Clintel Steed

April 11

Center for Urban Pedagogy / Oscar Nuñez

April 18 AK Burns
April 25 Miriam Carpenter
April 30

Camel Collective

Fall 2017

September 6 Brian Reid
September 13 Shaun Leonardo
September 20 Akosua Adoma Owusu
September 27 The Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative
October 4 Mira Schor
October 11 Robert Buck
October 25 Favianna Rodriguez
November 1 Daniel Bozhkov
November 8 Gillian Laub
November 15 Lisa Sanditz
November 29 Daniel Shea
December 6 Ingrid Burrington

Spring 2017

January 25 David Humphrey
February 8 Christy Oates
February 15 Sandra Perry
February 22 Paula Hayes
March 8 Sangram Majumdar
March 15 Catherine Lord
March 21 Divya Mehra
March 29 Luis Cannitzer
April 19 Audrey Bennet
April 26 Ben Davis

Fall 2016

August 31 Marc Andre Robinson
September 14 Peter Galbert
September 21 Seth Tobocman
September 28 Lumi Tan
October 12 Alexi Worth
October 19 Kimberly Drew
October 26 Nitasha Dhillon & Amin Husain
November 9 Jack Whitten
November 16 Curtis Mitchell
December 14 Ann Agee

Spring 2016

January 20 Mike Rossi
January 27 Doug Ashford
February 3 Gina Beavers
February 10 Dawn Clements
February 24 Mary Mattingly
March 2 Sheila Pepe
March 16 Marie Lorenz
March 30 Abigail Deville
April 6, 2:30 pm Carrie Moyer
April 13 Sarah Oppenheimer
April 20 Tamara Shopsin
April 27 Doug Dubois & Dana Lixenberg

Fall 2016

September 16 Kimberly Winkle
September 30 Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere
October 14 Nicholas Muellner
October 21

Alan Resnick

October 28

Josephine Halverson

November 4 Allison Vieira
November 11 Chirtra Ganesh
November 18 K Hole
December 9 Martha Wilson
December 16 David Altmejd

Spring 2015

January 21 Suzanne McClelland
January 28 Jason Schneider
February 11 Angela Strassheim
February 18 Orit Hofshi
February 25 Dona Nelson
March 11 Lucy Raven
March 25 Jacolby Satterwhite
April 15 Carlos Motta
April 22 Jeff Whetstone
May 6

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Visiting Artist Lecture Series