April 9, 2012

Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

California College of the Arts (CCA)
Larry Sultan (photo by Kelly Sultan)

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program. This program continues CCA’s Photography Lecture Series and pays tribute to the visionary artist, educator, and CCA faculty member Larry Sultan, who passed away in 2009.

Each year this series brings to campus photographers and other artists, writers, curators, and critical thinkers to give public presentations, critique student work, and participate in events and projects. The newly renamed program is realized through the collaborative efforts of CCA, Pier 24 Photography, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Estate of Larry Sultan.

In addition to sponsoring a public lecture by each invited guest, the program enables students in CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts and undergraduate Photography Program to have invaluable personal contact with some of the pioneering artists and critical thinkers working today.

The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program focuses attention on the Bay Area as a unique center for the rigorous inquiry of contemporary photography. This innovative program works in concert with the region’s many museums, galleries, and private collections, including Pier 24, to encourage the critical study of photography and the practice of fine art.

Recent visiting artists and faculty have included:

Rineke Dijkstra, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jason Fulford, Cuny Janssen, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Sophie Calle, Thomas Demand, Paul Graham, Naoya Hatakeyama, Walid Raad, Erik Kessels, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Catherine Opie, Sharon Lockhart, Malerie Marder, Doug Rickard, Michael Schmelling, Roger Ballen, Liz Cohen, Katy Grannan, Richard Barnes, Laurel Nakadate

Upcoming visiting artists:

Yto Barrada, Charlotte Cotton, David Goldblatt, Zoe Strauss, Akram Zaatari

For a full list of CCA Photography faculty, see

CCA’s undergraduate programs are still accepting applications for fall admission.

Generous support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by the Pilara Foundation / Pier 24 and Randi & Bob Fisher. Additional support by the Black Dog Private Foundation and other private donor contributions.

About California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 21 undergraduate and seven graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts, master of fine arts, and master of business administration degrees. With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students. Noted alumni include the painters Nathan Oliveira and Raymond Saunders; the ceramicists Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the filmmaker Wayne Wang; the conceptual artists David Ireland and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas and Michael Vanderbyl. For more information about CCA, visit

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