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Art & Design Ι Artist Talks


In addition to upholding the tradition of hiring special guest speakers to promote their own disciplines, faculty members of our department have put together their own series of artist talks.  Whether they are promoting a well known artist through an artist talk, or teaching the acquisition of new skills through a workshop, the faculty members from the Department of Art & Design bring pride in illustrating to our students that the skills they are learning in the classroom can transform into lucrative careers beyond their education.  


  • 10/27.2020 @ 2:00 pm Ι Kevin Adkins of the Washington Post

    Kevin AdkinsAre you interested in editorial and marketing design or just curious how designers work at a large publisher. Join David Pierce's Editorial Design and Technology class as we host a special guest speaker, Kevin Adkins, Head of Design and Marketing at The Washington Post. He will be describing how his team and the designers work with the larger publishing entity. 


    Contact: David Pierce 
    Department of Art & Design 

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  • 11/11.2020 @ 6:00 pm Ι ecofeminism(s)

    What is the relationship between feminism and the climate crisis? How have women artists responded to man-made climate change over the past 50 years? Monika Fabijanska, curator of the nationally acclaimed exhibition ecofeminism(s) held in NYC in 2020, will discuss the concept of ecofeminism(s) and artists’ responses to environmental crises.   

    Hailed by Hyperallergic, The New York Times, and Art in America, ecofeminism(s) explores the legacy of some of the pioneers of ecofeminist art:  Helène Aylon, Betsy Damon, Agnes Denes, Bilge Friedlaender, Ana Mendieta, Aviva Rahmani, and Cecilia Vicuña, and  how  their  ideas and strategies are continued, developed  or opposed by younger generations–Andrea Bowers, Eliza Evans, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Carla Maldonado, Mary Mattingly, Jessica Segall, and Hanae Utamura.  It also features the ecofeminist works of Lynn Hershman Leeson and Barbara Kruger, who escape these categories. 

    Monika Fabijanska is a New York City-based art historian and independent curator who specializes in women's and feminist art. She curated the exhibition ecofeminism(s) (Thomas Erben Gallery, 2020), accompanied by discussions with artists and scholars. Her critically acclaimed exhibition The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Women's Contemporary Art in the U.S. was ranked the fifth best NYC art show in 2018 by Hyperallergic.

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    Contact: Christine Filippone 
    Department of Art & Design 

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Faculty Artist Talk Series


The Art & Design faculty will be presenting a series of live artist talks, on select Thursdays @ 7:00 pm during the Fall 2020 semester.  We will cover a variety of topics, so there is something for everyone!  Each artist talk will be held on Zoom and will last around 30 minutes.  Please join us!