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


  • 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