Spring 2020 Graduate Seminar Lecture Series

Spring 2020 Graduate Seminar Lecture Series

ArtCenter College of Design

Left to right, top: Susanne Pfeffer; Ali Abbasi; Calvin Tomkins; Ottessa Moshfegh. Middle: Catherine Sullivan; Carol Bove; Katharina Fritsch; Irena Haiduk. Bottom: Thomas Eggerer; Margo Jefferson; Tobi Haslett; Marianna Simnett.*

January 10, 2020
Spring 2020 Graduate Seminar Lecture Series
January 21–April 23, 2020, 7:30pm
L.A. Times Media Center
Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

The ArtCenter Graduate Art MFA program is pleased to announce its Spring 2020 Graduate Art guest lecture series, organized by Jack Bankowsky.

Unless otherwise indicated, lectures are free, open to the public and take place in the L.A. Times Auditorium on ArtCenter’s Hillside Campus, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena 91103. Check our website to confirm dates, times and locations for the lecture series and for more information about the Graduate Art program.

Spring 2020 seminar schedule
January 21: Susanne Pfeffer presents Marianna Simnett
January 28: Dean Sameshima
February 4: Aram Moshayedi presents Tishan Hsu
February 10: Katharina Fritsch*
February 11: Carol Bove
February 18: Elena Filipovic
February 25: Annette Weisser
March 3: Dodie Kazanjian presents Calvin Tomkins
March 10: Timothy Martin presents Catherine Sullivan
March 17: Ottessa Moshfegh presents Ali Abbasi
March 24: Irena Haiduk
March 31: Nancy Shaver
April 7: Thomas Eggerer
April 14: Tobi Haslett presents Margo Jefferson
April 23: Jason E. Smith presents Molly Nesbit**

* This talk will take place Monday afternoon, and is open to Grad Art students and invited guests only.
** This talk will take place on Thursday rather than the customary Tuesday.

Support for this series was generously provided by the following: Jack Shear, Brenda R. Potter, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Sprüth Magers, Blum & Poe, Hannah Hoffman, Alan Hergott, and David Kordansky


Graduate Art is pleased to announce that it will be offering two full scholarships and two half scholarships to candidates for the 2020 incoming cohort—along with other scholarship opportunities. We are excited about this new phase in scholarship-funding initiatives for our MFA program. Applications are due January 15, 2020.

With a core faculty of nine internationally recognized artists and writers, 15 to 30 visiting and adjunct faculty per term and a total of 35 students, we have one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios among comparable MFA programs. The result is an intense work environment where concentrated art-making is assured equally concentrated faculty attention, whether within specific disciplines or among them: in film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, installation, performance and everything in between.

Fundamental to our program are one-on-one studio visits with faculty and visiting artists, curators, and critics, and rigorous critical, academic and practical coursework. On site, we provide students with individual studios, various fabrication shops, several gallery spaces, and dedicated computer labs. We make our public gallery spaces and project rooms available to all our students, from their first term through graduation, when they mount their final solo show.


*Images above: Left to right, top: Susanne Pfeffer (photo: Alexander Paul Englert); Ali Abbasi (photo: Nadim Carlsen); Calvin Tomkins (photo: Sara Barrett); Ottessa Moshfegh (photo: Brigitte Lacombe). Middle: Catherine Sullivan (photo: courtesy of Catherine Sullivan); Carol Bove (photo: Jason Schmidt); Katharina Fritsch (photo: courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery); Irena Haiduk (photo: David Bornscheuer). Bottom: Thomas Eggerer (photo: Stefan Schwartzman); Margo Jefferson (photo: Michael Lionstar); Tobi Haslett (photo: courtesy of Tobi Haslett); Marianna Simnett (photo: courtesy of Marianna Simnett).

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