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Graduate Art Seminars

Conversations with famous and infamous artists and writers

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.

Upcoming Seminars

  • Tuesday, March 30: Hannah Black (b. 1981, Manchester, UK), an artist/writer whose recent solo shows include Ruin/Rien at Arcadia Missa, London 
  • Friday, April 09: Lucy McKenzie (b. 1977 Glasgow), a visual artist whose solo shows have been displayed at the Tate Britain, London; MoMA, New York
  • Tuesday, April 13: Margo Jefferson, a Pulitzer Prize winning critic/author of Negroland and On Michael Jackson
  • Tuesday, April 20: Wade Guyton (b. 1972, Hammond, Indiana), a visual artist whose solo exhibitions have been mounted by prestigious institutions in Cologne, London and New York

Past Guests

  • Jason Farago, critic-at-large, The New York Times
  • Thomas Eggerer, featured in exhibitions at MoMA, New York; UCLA Hammer Museum, L.A.
  • Nan Goldin, artist/activist and subject of two major touring retrospectives
  • Cecilia Pavón, poet, writer and cofounder of the independent art space and small press, Belleza y Felicidad