Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Portland State University

Chris Johanson
Backwards Abstract Paintings #3, 2010
Acrylic on found wood
58″ x 56 3/8″ x 2 1/2″
September 27, 2010
Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series

Portland State University
Shattuck Hall Annex
1914 SW Park Ave, Room 198


The lecture series is held at Shattuck Hall Annex on the PSU campus at the intersection of SW Broadway and Hall Street. All lectures are free and open to the public. Lectures start at 7:30 PM.

Fall Term 2010

Oct 4 Tina Olsen
Dr. Christina Olsen is Director of Education and Public Programs at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon.

Oct 11 Mel Chin
Mel Chin received a BA from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1975, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988 and 1990.

Oct 18 Clare E. Rojas
Clare E. Rojas has had solo exhibitions in a number of galleries and museums including Galleri Nicolai Wallner, the Ulrich Museum of Art, and Deitch Projects.

Oct 25 Natalie Jereminenko
Natalie Jeremijenko directs the xdesign Environmental Health Clinic. Previously she was on the Visual Arts faculty at UCSD, and faculty of Engineering at Yale.

Nov 1 Chris Johanson
Chris Johanson was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows nationally and internationally.

Nov 8 Tom Marioni
A key figure in the invention of Conceptual Art in the 1960s, Marioni’s identity as artist, writer, and curator defies categorization.

Nov 15 Jon Raymond
Jon Raymond is the author of the book of short stories Livability, the novel The Half-Life, and the movies Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy.

Winter Term 2011

Jan 10 Roger Peet/Just Seeds
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 26 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance.

Jan 24 Mark Allen/Machine Project
Machine Project is a Los Angeles based not for profit arts organization and community event space dedicated to making specialized knowledge and technology accessible to artists and the general public.

Jan 31 Laylah Ali
Laylah Ali has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; ICA, Boston; MCA Chicago; and MASS MoCA, among others. Her work was exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2003) and the Whitney Biennial (2004).

Feb 7 Deborah Stratman
Deborah Stratman has exhibited internationally at venues including the Whitney Biennial, MoMA, the Pompidou, Hammer Museum and many international film festivals including Sundance, the Viennale, Ann Arbor, and Rotterdam.

Feb 14 John Feodorov
John Feodorov was featured in the PBS television series, “Art21: Art for the 21st Century” and currently teaches as an Assistant Professor of Art at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University.

Feb 21 Sara Reisman
Sara Reisman is Director of Percent for Art at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs where she oversees the City of New York’s permanent public art commissioning program.

Spring Term 2011

March 28 Natasha Wheat/Project Grow
Natasha Wheat is an interdisciplinary artist, and founder of Project Grow, a vocational day program based on the principle that adults with developmental disabilities deserve the right to create and share art, establish a close relationship with their food source, and lead physically healthy lives.

April 4 Ryan Pierce/Signal Fire
The Signal Fire residency was formed in 2008 in response to the urban demand on working artists. The project brings artists to the farthest stretches of our remaining wild and open places.

April 11 Daniel Eatock
London-based Daniel Eatock has a practice shaped by discovery, invention, and an alert sensitivity to coincidence and contradiction.

April 18 Jon Rubin
Jon Rubin is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores the social dynamics of public places and the idiosyncrasies of individual and group behavior.

April 25 Leslie Hewitt
Hewitt studied at the Cooper Union, the Yale University School of Art, and at New York University, where she was a Clark Fellow in the Africana and Visual Culture Studies programs. She was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

May 2 Kaia Sand and Jules Boykoff
Kaia Sand and Jules Boykoff are performance poets and activists for political and social justice.

May 9 Eleonora Belfiore
Dr Eleonora Belfiore is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. She developed a three year research project on the social impact of the arts, jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Arts Council England.

May 16 Rick Lowe/Project Row Houses
Project Row Houses is a neighborhood-based nonprofit art and cultural organization. Artist and community activist Rick Lowe spearheaded the pursuit of this vision when he discovered the abandoned 1 1/2 block site of twenty-two shotgun-style houses in Houston’s Third Ward.

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