Upcoming Lectures

Hamza Walker

Curator Renaissance Society; University of Chicago

February 25-26, 2015

Lecture: War, Race, Silence: a trilogy of thematic exhibitions.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
1:00pm in KVAC-G14

Seminar on Curatorial Practice

Thursday, February 26, 10:00am – 12:00pm, room tba

Email rtwilliams@stcloudstate.edu to register.

Art is often used to discuss various historical periods. But what about the present? Can we use contemporary art to understand the present the same way we use art to understand the past? When it comes to organizing thematic exhibitions exploring pressing social issues, this question becomes a challenge curator's negotiate as it touches upon the relationship between art and other modes of inquiry such as journalism and documentary. This talk will explore the particularities of this challenge as it was brought to bear upon three thematic exhibition's Walker organized between 2007 and 2009.

Seminar on Curatorial Practice open to all interested students. Please register with Rosemary Williams at rtwilliams@stcloudstate.edu.

2014-2015 Visitors


Hamza Walker is the final visiting artist for this academic year.

Past Visitors

Dr. Jennifer Jane Marshall

Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Project Movil

September 16-18, 2014

Project Movil Gallery Opening September 24, 2014


Paulina Reyes

Graphic Designer

September 25-26, 2014

Artist's Lecture: Personal/Professional
September 25 at 1:00pm in Kiehle Visual Arts Center, Room G14

2013-14 Visitors

Nina Katchadourian, Faculty at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Jesse Bransford, Associate Professor of Art at New York University
Alberto Gonzalez Cepedes, Teacher of English in Costa Rica
Eric Crosby, Assistant Curator Walker Art Center
Nicholas Brown, Curator, Yale University



"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" Documentary Film Screening
Scott Stulen, Project Director of mnartists.org at Walker Art Center
Laurel Ptak, Curator at Tensta Kontshall in Stockholm/New York City
Jered Sprecher, Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Tennessee 


Aaron Spangler, Sculpture and Works on Paper
Aspen Mays, Photography, Installation and Video
Hess McGraw, Chief Curator, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
Sharon Louden, Painting and Installation
Kelli Connell, Photography
Mark Randall, Graphic Design, Worldstudio, NYC


Terry Marks, Principle, TMarks Design, Seattle
Michelle Grabner, Artist, Critic, Curator, The Suburban
Steve Dietz, President & Artistic Director, Northern Lights
Printeresting.org, Amze Emmons, Robert Tillman & Jason Urban
Ian Burns, Kinetic Sculpture and Video
Bartholomew Ryan, Assistant Curator, Walker Art Center


Corin Hewitt, Multimedia
Peter Eleey, Curator, Walker Art Center
Lance Rutter, Graphic Design
Cristi Rinklin, Painting
David Petersen, Multimedia; Artistic Director, Art of This
Alberto Gonzalez, Community Arts Organizer, Costa Rica


Ed Pein, Multimedia
John Rasmussen, Executive Director, Midway Contemporary Art
Meredith Johnson, Curator, Creative Time
Andrea Carlson, Painting
Michelle Mehri Mousavi, Film
David Dunlap, Painting, Installation
Jay Heikes, Multimedia
Amy Digennaro, Drawing
Cecilia Aldarondo, Critic


Alison Ruttan, Multimedia
Mike Hoyt, painting, Installation
Christi Atkinson, Curator; Director of Walker Art Center’s Teen Art Council
Carolyn Swiszcz, Painting
Abinadi Meza, Sound, Video
Yumi Roth, Sculpture
Patricia Briggs, Critic
Vladimir Havlik, Performance/Multimedia, Czech Republic


Edgar Orlaineta, Sculpture, Mexico
Shane Campbell, Director of Shane Campbell Gallery
Stuart McKee, Graphic Design


For more information about the Art Department's visiting artist and curator program, please contact Associate Professor Rosemary Williams (rosemarytwilliams@stcloudstate.edu).

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