OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Visiting Artists and Scholars

Art supports a Visiting Artists and Scholars program which brings nationally and internationally renowned artists, designers, and historians to OSU for lectures, workshops, critiques, and presentations of work. You can meet the artists face-to-face and find out what it takes to be a successful visual artist, designer, or scholar.

Recent Visiting Artists and Scholars include Martin Venezky, Sue Coe, Rebecca Mendez, Philip Pearlstein, Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell, Harrell Fletcher, Lucille Tenazas, Mikon Van Gastel, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Ann Hamilton, Carol Ann Carter, GUM, Yoshiko Shimano, Elliott Earls, Marina Abramovic, Douglas Crimp, Rick Valicenti, Rebecca Belmore, Bill Viola, Do Ho Suh, Ursula von Rydingsvard, John Sexton, Luba Lukova, Michael Cherney, Andrew Stein Raftery, and Wangechi Mutu.

2013/2014 Visiting Artists & Scholars:

Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Reception at 6pm, Public talk at 7pm.
LaSell Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall

Larson and Shindelman use publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the real world. Each of these photographs is taken on the site of the update and paired with the originating text. Their act of making a photograph anchors and memorializes the ephemeral online data in the real world and also probes the expectations of privacy surrounding social networks. We select texts that reveal something about the personal nature of the users’ lives or the national climate, while also examining the relationship to physical space and the ways in which it influences online presence.

"Twitter estimates there are over 350 million tweets daily, creating a new level of digital noise. Clive Thompson uses the term ambient awareness to describe this incessant online contact in his New York Times article, “Brave New World of Digital Intimacy.” According to Thompson, “It is. . . very much like being physically near someone and picking up on his mood through the little things he does — body language, sighs, stray comments — out of the corner of your eye.” Our collaborative work is a means for situating this virtual communication in the physical realm. We imagine ourselves as virtual flâneurs, ethnographers of the Internet, exploring cities 140 characters at a time through the lives of others."

Takuji Hamanaka
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Reception at 6pm, Public talk at 7pm.
LaSell Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall

Hamanaka will show recent example of selected works from 2008 to present. He will discuss major changes in his process, techniques, and his move from using very traditional to alternative approaches in recent years. There are varieties of effects and characteristic only attained through printmaking. Hamanaka explores taking particular elements of printmaking process and employing them in a different and unique context.

Oliver Herring
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Public talk at 6pm, followed by a Reception
LaSell Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall

Image: Areas for Action, Day 17: Mondrian Miek Ian with partially shaved hair and paint: Profile 2010