Scott Rothkopf is the Senior Deputy Director and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He joined the Whitney’s staff in 2009 as curator, organizing numerous shows, including the retrospectives: Glenn Ligon: AMERICA (2011); Wade Guyton OS (2012); Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (2014); Open Plan: Andrea Fraser (2016); and Laura Owens (2017). Previously, he served as Senior Editor of Artforum.
Rachel Rose (b. 1986) has fast established herself as one of today’s foremost video artists. Drawing on the history of cinematic innovation, Rose deploys both found and original footage “to explore states between real and artificial, interior and exterior, dead and alive.” Whether investigating cryogenics, the American Revolutionary War, modernist architecture, or the sensory experience of walking in outer space, Rose’s multivalent production not only asks what makes us human, it explores the ways in which we seek to stretch, enhance, and evade this designation.
Featured in the 57th Venice Biennale, Rose has been honored with solo exhibitions at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2016); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (both in 2017). Rose is represented by Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, and Pilar Corrias Gallery, London.
Image: Wil-O-Wisp (still), 2018. Single-channel video with unique installation. Courtesy of the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome, and Pilar Corrias, London
The Graduate Art Seminar is a forum for graduate students and members of the ArtCenter community to enter into dialog with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. The Seminar is a core component of ArtCenter's Graduate Art program. The Seminar is also free and open to the public.
ArtCenter's Graduate Art program is based on intensive studio practice and rigorous academic coursework. The program is distinguished by its low faculty-to-student ratio that provides students with the attention and feedback they need to refine and achieve their artistic goals. Faculty and students are artists working in all genres—film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. A significant number of alumni have achieved national and international acclaim and often return to share their insights and expertise as visiting faculty and guest lecturers.