Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series
First Friday Lecture Series:
Every semester, the School of Art brings artists and scholars from around the country to Kent State to present their work to an audience of students and community members. All lectures are free and open to the public and take place at 12:00 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts unless otherwise noted.
February 2, 2024: Andrea Maxwell, art historian (hosted by Art History)
Symbolic Violence and the Jew in Premodern Italian Art
February 9, 2024: Jessika Edgar, ceramicist (hosted by Ceramics)
The Struggle Is Real
March 1, 2024: Aaron Coleman, printmaking artist (hosted by Print Media & Photography)
In Plain Sight: Dark Histories Uncovered
April 5, 2024: Ling-lin Ku, sculptor (hosted by Sculpture & Expanded Media, in conjunction with SoA Galleries)
Play without Play
May 3, 2024: Ranee Henderson, painter (hosted by Painting)
Resistance and Resilience
September 1, 2023: Soledad Fatima Muñoz, interdisciplinary artist (hosted by Textiles)
"Non-Visual Art: Why Materials Matter"
September 8, 2023: Linda Stein, artist and activist (hosted by Art Education, in conjunction with the School of Art Gallery’s exhibition "Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females")
"How Art is a Catalyst for Gender Justice vs. Bullying and Oppression"
October 13, 2023: Clarissa von Spee, curator at Cleveland Museum of Art (hosted by Art History)
"How to Curate an Exhibition: China’s Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta at the Cleveland Museum of Art"
January 20, 2023 - Nneka Kai, Visiting interdisciplinary artist in Textiles:
"Hair as Praxis"
February 3, 2023: Monique Martin, Visiting interdisciplinary artist in Art Education:
"Printmaking as Installation and Sculpture"
February 24, 2023: Jared Ledesma, Curator at the NC Museum of Art, Juror for the Student Annual:
March 10, 2023: Moko Fukuyama, Visiting artist and filmmaker in Sculpture & Expanded Media:
"Seeing The Forest, Seeing The Trees"
April 7, 2023: Dr. Paula Wisotzki, Visiting Art Historian:
"David Smith and Public Engagement"
April 14, 2023: Vanessa Maltese, Visiting artist in Painting & Drawing:
"Various Forms of Trickery"
October 7, 2022 - Serubiri Moses, writer and curator (in person), Visiting Curator in Art History: "Curating the Tenth Berlin Biennale and The School of Anxiety"
February 25 - Tabitha Ott (in-person), Visiting artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling; This artist talk is a part of Tabitha Ott's solo exhibition "Imaginarium" on view at the KSU Downtown Gallery Jan. 28 - March 5, 2022
March 4 - April Bey: Art and the Millennial Natural Hair Movement (virtual), Visiting artist in Art History; This artist talk is a part of the TEXTURES exhibition at the KSU Museum.
April 8 - Kilolo Luckett (in-person), Visiting curator in Art History
April 15 - Kelcy Chase Folsom (in-person), Visiting artist in ceramics
April 20 - 2:30 p.m. CVA 140 - Aimee Lee, (in-person) Visiting artist in print media. Papermaking demo at 3:30 p.m. CVA atrium.
April 22 - Luanne Redeye (in-person), Visiting artist for School of Art Galleries
April 29 - Jiha Moon (in-person), Visiting artist in painting and ceramics
October 22 - Curlee Raven Holton (in-person) - Program for A Collaboration of Creativity in the CVA Gallery
November 1 (Monday at 5:00 p.m.) - Tali Weinberg (in-person), visiting artist in Textiles
December 3 - Dakota Mace (in-person), visiting artist in Art History and Print Media and Photography
All lectures were be presented virtually for the 2020/21 school year. Recordings of these virtual lectures are available to the Kent State community via the link below. You will need to login using your Flashline credentials in order to view the videos.
February 5 - Visiting Scholar, Dr. Susan Zwirn - Art Education
February 12 - Mehdi-Georges Lahlou – Curator Conversation with Dr. Joseph Underwood; “Into the Wind, the Veils” is on view in the Crawford and Payto Galleries in the Center for the Visual Arts.
February 19 - Visiting Artist, Jessalyn Boeke, Co-Founder Rust Belt Fibershed - Textiles
March 5 - Visiting Scholar, Dr. Lanisa Kitchiner - Art History
March 12 - Visiting Artist, Ben Kinsley, Sculpture and Expanded Media
April 2 - Visiting Artist, Rachel Eulena Williams, Painting
April 9 - Visiting Art Historian/Critic, Glenn Adamson (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) - Presented in partnership with Cleveland Institute of Art.
April 23 - Artist Talk - "Import/Export" juror Dawit L. Petros. Presented by Kent State University Global Understanding Research Initiative
April 30 - Visiting Artist, Naeem Mohaiemen - Presented in partnership with moCa Cleveland.
September 25 - Visiting Scholar Maria Elena Buszek, Art History and Painting
October 2 - Visiting Artist Stephen Saracino, Jewelry/Metals/Enameling
November 6 - Visiting Artist Faisal Abdu'allah, Print Media and Photography
December 4 - Visiting Scholar, Dr. Kevin Jenkins, Art Education - "TMI: Giving an Account of a Trans Self"
February 7 - Renee Zettle Sterling, Visiting Artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling
February 21 - Lenka Clayton, Visiting Artist in Sculpture and Expanded Media
February 28 – Holland Houdek* ,Visiting Artist in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling - *Will take place in room 140 at 2 p.m.
March 6 - Marianne Fairbanks, Visiting Artist in Textiles
September 6 - Henry Halem Lecture: The History of Kent State’s Glass Program – CVA 165, 12-1 p.m.
October 4 - Art Byte – Presentations by School of Art Faculty: Shana Klein, Joseph Underwood, Davin Ebanks, J. Leigh Garcia, Michelle Summers, and Marie Bukowski
October 18 - Artist Talk: Melanie Yazzie, Visiting Artist in Print Media and Art History
November 1 - Artist Talk: Wayne Gonzales, Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing
December 6 - Artist Talk: Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Visiting Artist in Print Media and Photography,
January 25 - Brett Binford, Visiting Artist, Ceramics
March 1 - Sharon Massey, Visiting Artist, Jewelry/Metals/Enameling
April 5 - Lauren Salazar, Visiting Artist, Textiles
May 3 - Austin Porter, Visiting Scholar, Art Historian (rescheduled from Feb. 1)
September 7 - Erik Waterkotte, Visiting Artist/Printmaking
September 28 - Heather Lenz, Visiting Artist in Art History
October 5 - Scott Carter, Visiting Artist/Sculpture and Expanded Media
November 2 - Jonathan Juravich, Visiting Lecturer in Art Education
December 7 - Megan Holmes, Visiting Scholar/Art Historian
January 26 - Chalkie Davies, Visiting Artist in Art History
February 2 - John Paul Morabito, Visiting Artist in Textiles
March 2 - Joseph Lupo, Visiting Artist in Printmaking
April 6 - Shannon Stratton, Chief Curator at the Museum of Art and Design
April 20 - Stratosphere Lecture (Sponsored by the College of the Arts), Visiting Artist Deirdre Murphy
April 27 - Heidi Hahn, Visiting Artist in Painting
September 1 - Arron Foster, Visiting Professor in Printmaking
October 6 - Giselle Hicks, Visiting Artist in Ceramics (sponsored by Peter Johnson)
November 3 - Mitchell F. Chan, Visiting Artist in Sculpture (sponsored by Jonas Sebura and Isabel Farnsworth)
December 1 - Imin Yeh, Visiting Artist in Printmaking (sponsored by Arron Foster)