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Visiting Artists

Visiting artists of diverse backgrounds frequently join the MassArt community for a few days, weeks, or months. Through lectures, slide talks, gallery walkthroughs, symposia, and residencies, these artists share their perspectives on practicing their chosen craft.

Visits often coincide with exhibitions of artists' work, granting MassArt students the unique opportunity to participate in mounting professional installations. While some visits are intimately tied to curricula, others are designed to fill a gap or broaden the student experience.

Marina Berio

Photography Lecture Series: Marina Berio

Marina Berio is a visual artist from New York City who works with drawings and photography to convey aspects of visual experience that are intimate and visceral. She has made family pictures out of her own blood and rendered photographic negatives of spaces, objects and landscapes as large-scale charcoal drawings.

Portrait of Dr. Deborah Willis. Photo: Alice Proujansky.

Dr. Deborah Willis

An artist, curator, and scholar, Dr. Deborah Willis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University.

Andres Serrano. Infectious Pneumonia (The Morgue), 1992. C-print. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.

Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture: Andres Serrano

Andres Serrano is an American artist whose photographs often explore difficult and controversial subjects such as sex, death, torture, race, bigotry, and homelessness.

Nigel Poor

Photography Lecture Series

Nigel Poor’s work has been shown at: San Jose Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, Friends of Photography, SF Camerawork, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Haines Gallery in San Francisco.

Kris Graves

Photography Lecture Series: Kris Graves

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is an artist and publisher based in New York and London. He received his B.F.A. in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College.

Laura Letinsky

Photography Lecture Series: Laura Letinksy

Studying photography first in Canada at the University of Manitoba, then at Yale University’s School of Art, ideas and work are formed through a perspective that affords, perhaps insists upon, a kind of attention to the act of looking and of picturing.

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