Michelle Grabner lecture

Michelle Grabner lecture

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University

Michelle Grabner. View of PNCA’s New Commons. Courtesy of PNCA.
November 17, 2015
Michelle Grabner lecture

November 19, 2015, 6:30pm

Open house: November 22, 10am–3pm

511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209


Michelle Grabner gives a talk November 19 at 6:30pm at the invitation of the MFA in Visual Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon.

Artist, curator, and Chair of the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Grabner is also director of exhibition spaces the Suburban and the Poor Farm and was one of the curators of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Grabner will introduce her work as a curator, artist, and community builder. She will discuss how her background and interest in regionalism led her to become the curator of the Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Link to lecture livestream.

Visiting artists and curators enrich PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies, a multidisciplinary, mentor-based program that encourages independent inquiry and supports critical approaches to the production of visual art. Grounded in one-on-one mentorships, the program is enhanced by exhibition opportunities, seminars, residencies, and national and international travel. For more information, contact Chair, Peter Simensky or visit pnca.edu.

The November 22 open house is another way to learn more about the MFA in Visual Studies and all of the programs of PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies. Prospective students can meet current students, faculty, and program chairs, and tour graduate facilities at PNCA’s new campus in the heart of Portland, Oregon. The open house, running from 10am–3pm, includes presentations on all of the programs, open studios, and tours of campus resources.

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Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA
For over 100 years, PNCA has served as a creative hub for artists and designers with an educational philosophy that emphasizes individualized curricula, independent inquiry, and cross-disciplinary exchange. The graduate programs of PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies are designed to support students as they grow and define a sustainable, engaged, and dynamic practice that will continue to evolve years after graduation. PNCA’s graduate programs are rooted in meaningful faculty-student relationships and close community, enhanced with mentors drawn from greater Portland and expanded further still with visiting artists, curators, and scholars.

MFA in Visual Studies—Chair, Peter Simensky, [email protected]
MFA in Collaborative Design—Chair, Peter Schoonmaker, [email protected]
MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research—Chair, Sarah Sentilles, [email protected]
MFA in Print Media—Chair, Matthew Letzelter, [email protected]
Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies—Co-chairs, Jodie Cavalier and Laura Hughes, [email protected], [email protected]
MFA in Applied Craft and Design—Chair, Heidi Schwegler, [email protected]
(offered jointly with Oregon College of Art and Craft)

Applications are now open for all graduate programs.

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Oregon’s flagship college of art and design since 1909, PNCA has helped shape Oregon’s visual arts landscape. Located in the heart of Portland, PNCA is in the center of a progressive and affordable urban center known for its independent spirit, innovative mindset, and creative industries.

For general admissions questions contact: [email protected] or T+503 821 8972

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Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University
November 17, 2015

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