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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.
DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller) is a multimedia artist, writer, composer, and musician. Miller's work as a media artist has appeared in a wide variety of contexts such as the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennial for Architecture, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and many other museums and galleries.
Edgar Arceneaux searches incongruent sets of data or seemingly unrelated subjects for unexpected patterns and happy coincidences, finding beauty in the tangentially related.
Chie Fueki - who was born in Japan, grew up in Brazil, and now lives in the United States - utilizes far-ranging imagery in her paintings, from chrysanthemums, owls, and cranes to professional athletes and symbols of popular culture.