The School of Art strongly believes that our students need to be knowledgeable about art issues and contexts outside academia. In 1982, the School of Art began the Falk Visiting Artist Program with a generous endowment from Herbert and Louise Falk. With their support, the school has invited over eighty internationally and nationally known painters, sculptors, performance artists, photographers, video and intermedia artists to campus. Each Falk artist mounts an exhibition of their work, delivers gallery and artist’s talks, and engages in individual studio visits with each MFA student in the program.

Falk Visiting Artists

Kukuli Velarde, Artist

  • Exhibition: October 28, 2017–January 28, 2018, WAM
  • Gallery Talk: Wednesday, November 15th, 4pm in WAM
  • Artist Talk, Public Lecture: Thursday, November 16, 6pm in WAM

Yesomi Umolu, Curator

  • Public Lecture: Wednesday, February 5th, WAM

Sanford Biggars, Artist

  • Exhibition: January 14 — May 5, 2018, WAM
  • Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 14th, 4pm in WAM
  • Artist Talk, Public Lecture: Thursday, March 15th, 7pm, EUC Auditorium

Past Falk Artists

2017

  • Hank Willis Thomas, Artist
  • Danica Phelps, Artist
  • Stacey Davidson, Artist
  • Erica Doss, Scholar

2016

  • Peter Campus, Artist
  • Rosemarie Fiore, Painter

2015

  • Craig Hood, Painter
  • Mary Panzer, Art Scholar

2014

  • Jiha Moon, Painter
  • Leslie Dill, Painter

2013

  • Yoshua Okon, Installation Artist
  • Annie Lapin, Painter

2012

  • Catherine Murphy, Painter
  • Liz Miller, Installation
  • Richard Mosse, Photographer
  • Fritz Haeg, Multidisciplinary Artist

2011

  • Tom Burckhardt, Painter
  • Judy Pfaff, Installation Artist

2010

  • Michael Ashkin, Digital Installation
  • Jon Rubin, Perfomance Artist

2009

  • Ann Gail, Painting
  • Dike Blair, Painting

2008

  • Eve Aschheim, Painting
  • Helen O’Leary, Painting
  • Lead Pencil Studio, Mixed Media

2007

  • Denzil Hurley, Painting
  • ChanSchatz, Mixed Media
  • Janine Antoni, Mixed Media

2006

  • Dario Robleto, Sculpture
  • Julie Heffernan, Painting