Maine College of Art’s MFA in Studio Art Program is pleased to announce a portion of our 2017 Summer Visiting Artist Series. The MFA program brings a national and international roster of artists, curators, and scholars to deliver public lectures, attend critiques, and conduct studio visits with graduate candidates during their week-long stays in Portland, Maine.
All lectures in this series are hosted in Osher Hall and are open to the public at no charge. Seating is limited. Call 207.699.5010 for more information.
Summer 2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Jesse Small has an awareness of how artwork can function, and dysfunction, as a link between language and cultural zones. His artwork is formed out of a need to communicate with situations that are mostly mysterious, and common cultural infrastructure is not present.
Ruth Erickson is Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Her scholarly work focuses on modern and contemporary art, with specific interest in film and performance, art collectives, institutional critique, and social art practices.
Rose Marasco is an American photographer. Describing her method in a review, critic John Yau wrote “Marasco has consistently mined concepts of framing, point of view, and orientation to make images with a complex relationship to the everyday image of the world.”
Brandon Alvendia is a Chicago-based artist, curator, writer, publisher and educator. His interdisciplinary practice playfully engages spatial and social architectures to envision temporary utopias.
Sonya Clark is an American artist of Afro-Caribbean heritage. Clark is known for using a variety of materials including human hair and textiles to address race, culture, class, and history.
Down East Enterprise, Inc., is a multimedia company based in Camden, Maine. The company’s flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine, is the largest paid-circulation magazine dedicated to the Pine Tree State. For nearly six decades, Down East has been the authority on Maine, and today continues to capture the reader’s attention with an insider look at contemporary life in Maine. People who love Maine love Down East.