Visiting Artist Lectures

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series, presented by the Department of Art and the Center for Art Research, introduces students and the community-at-large to a broad range of international interdisciplinary practitioners including artists, curators, critics, and historians. The department is committed to inviting innovative and prominent professionals to speak about their influences and processes within their current practice as part of the public lecture series and also to engage with students in small groups or individual studio critiques. The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

We invite you to explore 5 Minutes for conversations between Visiting Artists and MFA candidates.

Find more recent Visiting Artist Lecture videos on YouTube, posted after they have been edited and closed captioned.

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Register for ART 407 to receive 1 credit for attending lectures. No prerequisite is required.


2021–22 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Lectures begin at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time and will be held in Lawrence Hall room 177, unless otherwise noted. In-person lectures will also live stream on the UO IS Media Services YouTube. Virtual lectures will be live on Zoom with registration and will also livestream on the Department of Art Facebook.

Fall Term Lectures:

October 7:  Amy Brener (virtual)
October 14:  Catherine Haggarty
October 21:  Dianna Frid
October 28:  Lumi Tan, Critical Conversations Lecture (virtual)
November 4:  Amy Yao
November 18:  Andrew Thomas Huang, Davis lecture

Winter Term Lectures:

January 13:  Pei Hsuan-Wang
January 27:  Justine Kurland (virtual)
February 3:  Lezley Saar (virtual)
March 3:  Michael Sherwin

Spring Term Lectures:

April 28:  Liz Magor, Fowler lecture
May 5:  Elissa Auther


Amy Brener

“Omni-Kits and Flexi-Shields”
October 7

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artwork by Amy Brener
Catherine Haggarty

"You Know More Than You Can Say”
October 14

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artwork by Catherine Haggarty
Dianna Frid

“It Takes Time”
October 21

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artwork by Diana Frid
Lumi Tan

“Invisible Rooms: Performance and Institutions”
October 28 (virtual)

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Lumi Tan
Amy Yao

“From ESL to Asian Clams”
November 4

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artwork by Amy Yao
Andrew Thomas Huang

“Queer Morphologies & Digital Spirits”
November 18

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artwork by Andrew Thomas Huang