January 20, 2023

Spring 2023 graduate lecture series

ArtCenter College of Design

From left: (top) Jeff Wall, Susan Cianciolo, Tala Madani, (middle) Ottessa Moshfeg, Lorraine O'Grady, Alex Israel, (bottom) Tobi Haslett, Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen, Jill Mulleady.

The ArtCenter Graduate Art MFA program is pleased to announce its Spring 2023 Graduate Lecture series, coordinated by Jack Bankowsky.

Spring 2023 seminar schedule
January 17: Ottessa Moshfegh presents Jill Mulleady
January 31: Susan Cianciolo
February 7: Jack Bankowsky presents Alex Israel
February 14: Martin Puryear*
February 28: Jeff Wall
March 14: Peter Eleey presents Paul Pfeiffer
March 21: Tala Madani in conversation with David Velasco
April 4: Lorraine O'Grady in conversation with Tobi Haslett
April 11: Albert Oehlen
April 18: Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen

*This talk is closed to the public and will take place off-site.

ArtCenter’s Graduate Seminar lecture series is a forum for graduate students, members of the ArtCenter community and the general public to enter into dialogue with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. Unless otherwise indicated, lectures are free, open to the public and take place most Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the LA Times Auditorium. Check our website to confirm dates, times and locations for the lecture series and for more information about the Graduate Art program.

Guests from outside the ArtCenter community are advised to bring proof of vaccination and a photo ID.

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

About Our Program:
Grad Art is an interdisciplinary MFA program that encourages divergent ideas and methods. With a core faculty of ten internationally recognized artists and writers, numerous adjunct and guest faculty and a total of 35 students, we have one of the lowest faculty-to-student ratios among comparable programs worldwide. The result is an intense work environment where concentrated artmaking is assured and accompanied by concentrated, careful attention both within and beyond the disciplines practiced by our Core Faculty: film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, installation, performance and philosophy.

We currently offer a full scholarship to one incoming student every other year and, thanks to the success of our recent benefit sale of works donated by faculty and alumni, Artists for Art Center, we are creating an endowment with the aim of making that an annual occurrence by 2024. This year, the Grad Art department also awarded a half-tuition scholarship for students from under-represented communities and a merit-based half-tuition scholarship for second year students, a practice we aim to continue into the future. In 2021, approximately 56 percent of ArtCenter students received institutional scholarship and 72 percent of ArtCenter students received Financial Aid.

Core faculty: Stan Douglas (Chair), Kelly Akashi, Lita Albuquerque, Ei Arakawa, Gabrielle Jennings, Shahryar Nashat, Laura Owens, Patti Podesta, Jason E. Smith, and Diana Thater.

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