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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hannah Epstein (hanski), based in Toronto, is a textile and digital media artist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Drawing from the warm, colorful imagery she grew up watching on television, as well as the folklorist traditions she studied as an undergraduate, Epstein employs the art of rug hooking to create vibrant, cartoon-like designs to reimagine pop culture. Epstein holds a Master of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Folklore and Religious Studies from Memorial University.
According to her website, sculptor and large-scale installation artist Sheila Pepe "has used feminist and craft traditions to investigate received notions concerning the production of canonical artwork as well as the artist's relationship to museum display and the art institution" since the 1990s. Pepe has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has taught at several universities across the United States. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Albertus Magnus College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art; and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.
Janine Antoni is a Bahamian-born visual artist who, according to her website, uses her body as "both her tool for making and the source from which her meaning arises." She currently resides in New York and has exhibited across the country and world. Her work is included in the collections of several prestigious institutions including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and several others. Antoni holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Photo: Janine Antoni, I speak up, 2019, © Janine Antoni; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco. Photo by Christopher Burke
Figurative painter Doron Langberg was born in Israel and currently lives and works in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. Langberg is the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors, and has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. According to Victoria Miro Gallery in London, which represents Langberg, he "has gained a reputation for works that, luminous in colour and often large in scale, hinge on a sense of intimacy. Depicting himself, his family, friends, and lovers, Langberg’s paintings celebrate the physicality of touch – in subject matter and process – a closeness that engages with new dialogues around queer sensuality and sexuality."
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