Maine College of Art: summer visiting artists program

Maine College of Art: summer visiting artists program

Maine College of Art & Design

MFA visiting artist Amze Emmons, Manifold with Boundary, 2010. Graphite, gouache, acrylic on paper, 18.5 x 24 inches.
June 13, 2012
Maine College of Art: summer visiting artists program

June 21­–August 6, 2012

Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Each summer, the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts program invites visiting artists, curators, and scholars to participate in the curriculum. In addition to critiques and studio visits with students, visiting artists deliver free public lectures in Osher Hall at 6:30pm.

Michael Kimmelman
June 21
From New York to Europe and Back Again
Kimmelman’s talk is an intimate and story-filled reflection on his path from The New York Times’s Chief Art Critic, trawling the world’s museums and galleries to Foreign Correspondent (based in Berlin), reinventing cultural reporting from Marseille to Gaza to Berlin and Istanbul, all of which prepared the way for his current post as Architecture Critic, writing about issues facing us at a time when society and cities are rapidly changing.

Beth Lipman
June 25
Lipman has exhibited her work widely and received numerous awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and a Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant. Her work has been shown at the ICA at MECA, the RISD Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Radcliffe Bailey
July 2
Bailey creates his mixed media paintings by piecing together ancestral photographs, collected objects, and painted words and maps. His work is permanently installed in the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and in numerous permanent collections including The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The High Museum of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago.

Amze Emmons
Monday, July 9
Emmons is one of the co-founders of He is an artist, illustrator, curator, living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Emmons and his partners at Printeresting are organizing a zine and small press exposition at Space Gallery in Portland from July 20–August 23 featuring work from 60 talented artists, designers, and publishers from around the world.

Stanya Kahn
July 16
California-based Kahn works primarily in video, with a practice that includes performance, writing, and photography. Kahn has worked in a collaborative team with artist Harry Dodge, and her work has shown in numerous venues nationally and internationally, including the Whitney Biennial, the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. She currently has a solo exhibition at the New Museum.

Francis Cape
July 23
Cape was trained as a woodcarver before receiving his MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has exhibited his work extensively in the US, including shows at the PS1 Contemporary Art Center and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. He currently has work on view in the ICA at MECA.

Denise Markonish
July 30
Markonish is the curator at MASS MoCA where she has curated the exhibitions of Nari Ward, Petah Coyne and Inigo Manglano-Ovalle. Markonish also co-edited with Susan Cross the book Sol LeWitt: 100 Views. Previous to her work at MASS MoCA, Markonish was the curator at Artspace in New Haven, CT.

Anne Wilson
August 6
Wilson is a Chicago-based visual artist who creates sculpture, drawings, performances, and video animations that explore themes of time, loss, private and social rituals. Wilson is the recipient of grants from the Driehaus Foundation, Artadia, the Tiffany Foundation, and  the National Endowment for the Arts. Wilson’s work is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago and Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit. She is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This lecture series is made possible with support from the Quimby Family Foundation.

MFA in Studio Arts at Maine College of Art
MECA’s MFA in Studio Arts is a full-time, medium residency program that provides artists with the opportunity to engage their studio practice with a rigorous program of academic coursework and a dynamic network of mentors. For more information about graduate studies at MECA please visit or call 207 699 5030.

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