Department of Art & Art History

Skip to navigation
Visiting Artist: William Basinski, 2010
Visiting Artist: William Basinski, 2010

Visiting Artist Program

The Visiting Artist Program has been a vital component of the Department of Art and Art History since 1972 and is one of the oldest programs of its kind. Each year, a diverse group of 8-10 nationally and internationally recognized artists are invited to CU to present their work and ideas to a large audience of students, faculty, and community members. During their stay, artists present a public lecture; join the faculty-led Visiting Artist Seminar to work closely with graduate and advanced undergraduate students; meet with students for individual critiques; and contribute to the program’s long-running What Follows professionally produced artist interview series.

The Visiting Artist Program has collaborated with the CU Art Museum, Colorado College, the Denver Art Museum, Boulder Valley Public Schools, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Communikey, and other organizations and institutions in Front Range to realize ambitious programming.

Spring 2015 Schedule
February 3      Jacob Hashimoto

February 17    Extrapolation Factory
(work that was created during the visit can be viewed here)

February 24    Tsherin Sherpa

March 3          Nicole Cherubini

March 17        Alex + Rebecca Webb

April 7            Bruce Pollock

Lectures begin at 6:30 and are held in VAC 1B20 however for specific details on each artist’s talk go to the home page of our website. All lectures in this series are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Valerie Albicker at (303) 492-2539.

Students and faculty are able to access lectures that occured this academic year here.

We would like to thank our students for making this program possible with funding from Art and Art History Student Activities Fees. Additional funding for special guests generously supported by the Roser’s.

Visiting Artist DVDs
The VRC maintains a collection of DVDs from the department’s Visiting Artist Program, available for 3 business-day checkout to faculty and students within the Department of Art and Art History (undergraduate students must present their Buff OneCards). These include the artists’ public lectures and the What Follows… interviews series. The VRC also provides access to recent Visiting Artist videos through its database. See the VRC video page for more information about the DVDs and streaming videos. Note that videos in either format are not available until the semester following an artist’s visit.

We are honored to have had the following visitors participate in our program, the list is long but so is our history: Comprehensive Catalog – Visiting Artists

Harmony Hammond
Liz Quackenbush
Fritz Haeg
Alex Bag
Matthew Jackson
Walid Raad
Jennifer Reeder
Robert Spellman
Victoria Keddie
Arlene Shechet
Aki Sasamoto
Janine Antoni
Nao Bustamente
Lesley Flanigan
Stan Shellabarger & Dutes Miller
Binh Danh
Anita Jung
Spencer Finch
Ryan Mrozowski
Stan Shellabarger & Dutes Miller
Binh Danh
Matt Wedel
Anita Jung
Spencer Finch
Chris Sauter
Clayton Brothers
Shana Moulton
William Basinski
Yeondoo Jung
Del Harrow
Marina Rosenfeld
Larry McNeil
Robert Pruitt
Joel Peter Witkin
John Jota Leanos
Dario Robelto
Rosalie Favell
Hank Willis Thomas
Marjetica Potrc
John Hitchcock
Sara Lindley
Tsehai Johnson
Don Gregorio Anton
Patrick Lichty – Yes Men
Haiko Meijer – Onix
Zhi Lin
Gudrun Gut
Regina Jose Galindo
Timothy Weaver
Robert & Shana Parke-Harrison
Barbara Madsen
Clare Twomey
Richard Notkin
Lita Albuquerque
Andrea Polli
Karen Kunc
Carlos Runcie Tanaka
Christoph Heinrich
Beth Lipman
Duane Slick
Chris Jordan
Bently Spang
Mary Jo Bole
Jan Theun van Rees
Marguerite Kahrl
Shahzia Sikander
Karyn Olivier
Tania Bruguera
Josiah McElheny
Akio Takamori
Rula Halawani
Oscar Munoz
Kenneth Kerslake
Mindy Shapero
Judith Lowry