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The School of Arts & Communication's Visiting Artists and Scholars program brings nationally and internationally renowned artists, designers, and historians to OSU for lectures, workshops, critiques, and presentations of work. VAS presenters spend the day working with and speaking to art students, giving OSU students the opportunity to meet these working professionals and to find out what it takes to be a successful visual artist, designer, or scholar. VAS presenters also give an evening talk that is free and open to the public.
Recent Visiting Artists and Scholars have included Artemio Rodriguez, Nigel Poor, Sarah Krajewski, Ben Buswell, 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, Wangechi Mutu, Matthew Hopson-Walker, John Hilliard and Hasan Elahi.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Shoshanna Weinberger’s work relates to her Caribbean-American background and draws strongly on the complexity of heritage and assumed norms as she goes about defining the female archetype. Referencing herself among a sea of antiquated stereotypes, adolescent memory and current subjects as a source, Weinberger renders her female muses as excessive and sexualized; some passive and others dominant; questioning the notions of beauty. Weinberger will cover the visual interests and explorations that inspire her studio practice, how the work relates to the complexity of her Caribbean-American background and the assumed norms that go about defining the modern female archetype. Referencing numerous stereotypes, adolescent memory and current cultural subjects as a source, Weinberger will examine questions on the notions and politics of beauty.
A leading scholar of Chinese are and a specialist in Chinese ink painting, Ping Foong is the Folster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum.
Printmaker and multimedia artist Kathy Aoki lives and works in the Silicon Valley where she is an associate professor of studio art at Santa Clara University. Her work can be found in major collections across the U.S., including the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Harvard University Art Museums. She received an MFA in printmaking at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a recipient of several fellowships, including Frans Masereel Centrum, Val Paraiso, Djerassi, and Headlands Center for the Arts.
Matthew Moore is a multimedia artist and fourth generation farmer based in Phoenix, Arizona. His video and installation artworks are exhibited internationally. He lectures on art and agriculture across the country from San Francisco to New York, and most recently appeared at the 2014 TEDxManhattan. His work has been exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum, the Sundance Film Festival, the Walker Art Center, MassMoCA, the World Congress of Soil Science in Korea, and Nuit Blanche in Canada, among many other venues. He has been featured in publications including Art Forum, Art in America, Art Lies, Metropolis, Dwell, and Architecture.
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Click on the link below to see last years Visiting Artists & Scholars.