Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Each semester the Student Art Alliance invites artists, historians, critics and curators to give presentations on their work or on current issues in contemporary culture. The Visiting Artist Lecture Series offers unique opportunities to explore and discuss contemporary creative practices. More than 200 internationally recognized artists and designers representing the range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary interests of the region have participated to date.

This series has become the flagship of the Student Art Alliance, an entirely student-run organization that for years has supported and enhanced opportunities for campus community members to view fine art and gain insights into the process of working art professionals.

The lecture series is funded by the SUNY New Paltz Student Association and administered by the Student Art Alliance. For additional information email artlectures@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu.

Dates, times and locations subject to change. Bookmark this website for the most up-to-date information.

Post-lecture lunches will be served in the Fine Arts Building Rotunda.

Tim Roda silver gelatin photograph
Student Art Alliance presents
Tim Roda

Tim Roda's work falls into many artistic buckets, from installation and sculpture to performance and photography. His signature works involve the use of self-constructed ceramic pinhole cameras to capture single images on paper or film, resulting in silver gelatin photographs as the final product.

Date
Time
Location

Wednesday, Sept. 26

11 a.m. to Noon

Coykendall Science Building Auditorium

Christopher Robbins working on a sculpture
Student Art Alliance presents
Christopher Robbins

According to his website, "Christopher Robbins works on the uneasy cusp of public art and international development, creating sculptural interventions in the daily lives of strangers." He has lived and worked all over the world, mostly through his collaboration with the Ghana Think Tank. Robbins is an associate professor of art and design at SUNY Purchase.

Date
Time
Location

Wednesday, Oct. 3

11 a.m. to Noon

Lecture Center 102

A piece of artwork by Letha Wilson
Student Art Alliance presents
Letha Wilson

Letha Wilson is a photographer and sculptor living in Brooklyn, N.Y., who has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe.

Date
Time
Location

Wednesday, Oct. 17

11 a.m. to Noon

Lecture Center 102

Lynne Allen print in grey and red
Student Art Alliance presents
Lynne Allen

Lynne Allen is the director of the School of Visual Arts at Boston University and an art professor. She previously served as a professor at Rutgers University, director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, and master printer and educational director at Tamarind Institute. Her work has been selected for more than 100 exhibitions across the United States.

Date
Time
Location

Wednesday, Nov. 7

11 a.m. to Noon

Lecture Center 102

Claire Bishop headshot
Student Art Alliance presents
Claire Bishop

Claire Bishop is an art historian and critic. She is a professor of contemporary art for the PhD program in art history at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She has also taught at Warwick University, the Royal College of Art in London, and at Essex University, where she earned her PhD in 2002.

Date
Time
Location

Friday, Nov. 9

6 to 7 p.m.

Lecture Center 102

Martha Tuttle installation
Student Arts Alliance presents
Martha Tuttle

Martha Tuttle is a painter and sculptor living in Brooklyn, N.Y. She graduated with her MFA from Yale School of Art and her BA from Bard College. She has worked and exhibited across the United States and Europe.

Date
Time
Location

Wednesday, Nov. 14

11 a.m. to Noon

Lecture Center 102

Wkshps logo
Student Arts Alliance presents
Chris Wu

Chris Wu is the co-director of Wkshps, a multidisciplinary design workshop that creates branded materials for art institutions, non-profits, public agencies and global companies. Wkshps' long list of clients includes the Museum of Modern Art, RISD Museum and the Guggenheim Museum.

Date
Time
Location

Wednesday, Dec. 5

11 a.m. to Noon

Lecture Center 102