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

Xaviera Simmons (born 1974) is an American contemporary artist living and working in New York, NY. Her work spans photography, performance, painting, video, sound, sculpture and installation.

Ann Hamilton, (born June 22, 1956, Lima, Ohio, U.S.), American installation artist who created performance art, physical objects, video and audio works, photographic prints, public art projects, site-specific sense-intensive installations, and other types of art.


Past Falk Artists


  • Ricardo Dominguez
  • Carrie Mae Weems


  • Kukuli Velarde, Artist
  • Yesomi Umolu, Curator
  • Sanford Biggars, Artist


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


  • Peter Campus, Artist
  • Rosemarie Fiore, Painter


  • Craig Hood, Painter
  • Mary Panzer, Art Scholar


  • Jiha Moon, Painter
  • Leslie Dill, Painter


  • Yoshua Okon, Installation Artist
  • Annie Lapin, Painter


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


  • Tom Burckhardt, Painter
  • Judy Pfaff, Installation Artist


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


  • Ann Gail, Painting
  • Dike Blair, Painting


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


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


  • Dario Robleto, Sculpture
  • Julie Heffernan, Painting