Visiting Artist Series

2018 -19 Art Department Visiting Artist Series, Public Lectures:
(Faculty sponsors listed for each VA can provide updates and or further information)

Jeremy Randall, Ceramist (Sponsor: Yang) Tuesday, September 25th, TBA
Jeremy Randall is a ceramic artist based in Tully New York. He will do an artist presentation for the campus community and a workshop with students in ceramics classes. Having Jeremy visit to work with students and share his work with the campus community provides an opportunity to interact and learn from an accomplished practitioner in the field of ceramics. His sustained body of work demonstrates a high level of commitment to the arts and provides a strong role model for students.

Kelly Walters, Multimedia designer, researcher, curator (Sponsor: Mushtare) Tuesday, October 16th, 6pm, 106 Lanigan
Kelly Walters is an African American designer. Her research about blackface in animated GIFs is a perfect match for our diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus. She also is an interaction and experience designer and will work with students working on the Vote Oswego project (ART 333 and POL386 ), students doing work related to the Grand Challenge (ART 317), and students working on the Recollections project in adult care facilities (ART 333)

Jennifer Jacobs Technology, research into creative practices and craft across cultural boundaries (Sponsor: Thompson) 
Thursday, November 15th (tentative) - _art
Jennifer Jacobs has her PHD from the MIT Media lab and is currently engaged in a  a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Her work combines coding and technology along with research into creative practices and craft across cultural boundaries (including , but no limited to, traveling to Africa to work with women crafters to study their creative practice).

Christian Viveros, Art critic and curator (Sponsor: Perdiguero) Wednesday, November 28th, 6pm (location TBA)
Christian Viveros is a successful Chilean-American Art critic and curator, based in New York City,  who has designed numerous national and international art exhibitions. Viveros will visit the SUNY Oswego campus to present his curatorial art projects to the college community in a public lecture. He will collaborate with the Department of Art and Design by participating in group and one on one studio art critiques, 2D and 3D courses, with undergraduate and graduate students. He will also visit the Museum Studies class. Viveros' college wide lecture will inform the student body and community on his curatorial career, while discussing  professional strategies to succeed in the professional art world.

James Perrin, Painter (Sponsor: McEvoy) March 12–14, 2019
Painter James Perrin will visit the Oswego Campus to conduct give a  public artist lecture, run a workshop or group critique, participate in one on one critiques with BFA and MA students, additionally Perrin will participate in class visits to discuss professional practice as a contemporary artist.  James Perrin lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee and is represented by Tinney Contemporary in Nashville and Evan Lurie Gallery in Carmel, Indiana. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S., as well as in Venice, Italy. His work was recently included in the Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Chautauqua, NY.  In the Spring of 2018 he will be having a solo exhibition at Tinney Contemporary in Nashville, TN and will be included in the group exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts entitled Chaos and Awe

Basil Twist Designer, director, performer and puppeteer (Sponsor: Entner) April 25, 2019
Basil Twist is a world recognized puppet maker and puppeteer.  He recently was awarded the MacArthur Genius Grant for his creative endeavors.  Mr. Twist will present a public lecture on his creative practice.  Additionally, he will visit Professor Entner's Puppets and Performing Objects class and interact with students.