Visiting Artist Lecture Series

The Visiting Artist Lectures series at the University of Nevada, Reno provides the community an opportunity to expand its cultural perspectives with experts from various artistic fields during lectures open to the public.

Upcoming Lectures

To Be Announced...

Past Lectures

John Dix

5:30 p.m. March 7, 2016
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Room 124, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center 

John Dix is an American ceramicist living and working in Japan.  Dix will discuss his practice working in traditional materials and forms as well as his recent artist residency in Reno.  This lecture is co-sponsored by University Galleries and The Wedge Ceramics Studio.  

Matt Kenyon

5:30pm, Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wells Fargo Auditorium, MIKC 124

The Department of Art’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series presents a visual lecture by new media sculptor, Matt Kenyon. Kenyon lives and works between Brooklyn and the metro Detroit area, where he also is an associate professor in the Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. Kenyon’s work has been exhibited internationally and collected by institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It has received a number of awards including the distinguished FILE Prix Lux Art prize. From 1999-2012, SWAMP operated as a collaborative between Kenyon and Douglas Easterly. Reproductions of SWAMP’s work have been featured in mainstream publications such as Wired and Gizmodo, and also appear in edited volumes such as A Touch of Code (Gestalten Press) and Adversarial Design (MIT Press). Kenyon is a 2015 TED fellow, a Symbiotic fellow and a Macdowell fellow. He recently was selected for Cool Hunting’s CH25 a showcase of creators and innovators from a broad range of disciplines who are currently working to drive the world forward.

Joel Swanson
5:30 p.m. January 22, 2015
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Room 124, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center 

Joel Swanson is an artist, designer and writer who serves as the director of the technology of the arts and media program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He teaches classes on digital art, media theory and the history of design. He received his Masters of Fine Art at the University of California, San Diego with a specialty in computing and the arts.Literary and linguistic theory inform and motivate his work, which ranges from sculpture to interactive installation. Thematically, his work explores the nature of language, its materiality and its modes of signification within physical and virtual forms. Specifically, he revisits the questions posed by many of the conceptual language artists of the 1960s and 1970s, but in light of contemporary digital technologies.His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery of Toronto, the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange Country Museum of Contemporary Art.

Scott Tsuchitani
5:30-6:45 p.m. Sept. 4, 2014
Wells Fargo Auditorium, Room 124, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Scott Tsuchitani is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in San Francisco. His art has been shown in galleries, museums and universities in eight states and locally at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Meridian Gallery, Asian Art Museum and de Young Museum. His socially engaged interventions have been recognized by scholars from a range of disciplines around the United States and have demonstrated impact on academic discourse on four continents.Before becoming a visual artist, Tsuchitani worked in documentary film on international productions and alongside Academy Award-winning filmmakers. His own documentary, "Meeting at Tule Lake," aired on regional PBS television, national public access, and at film festivals in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.He also co-authored two patents during a previous career as an engineer in the medical device industry. Tsuchitani holds master's engineering degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and San Diego, and a bachelor's degree from Berkeley as well. He received his formal art education at City College of San Francisco.