Visiting Artists Program

Visiting Artists Program

This student-run program brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each semester for lectures, critiques, and workshops. The program exposes students and the public to a range of artistic approaches, and fosters discussion about contemporary art and ideas.

All lectures are free and take place in the Hamilton Auditorium of PAFA's Historic Landmark Building, 5 - 6 p.m.

Below is the Summer 2018 lineup. For an archive of past Visiting Artists Program participants, click here.


June 13
Kara Rooney

Kara Rooney is a Brooklyn-based artist and critic working in performance, sculpture and new media installation. Her visual work has been widely exhibited in international and domestic venues.


June 19
Lucy Kim

Lucy Kim is a visual artist who received her BFA in Painting from RISD in 2001 and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art in 2007.


June 20
Paul Anthony Smith

Paul Anthony Smith makes paintings and photo collages known as picotage that questions the potential of a photo to retain and tell the truth of one’s past.


July 11
Johannes DeYoung

Johannes DeYoung is an artist whose work in experimental animation and time-based media explores themes of animism and human psychology.  His practice frequently engages forms that blend computer animation with experimental processes in painting and drawing. 


July 18
Alison Stigora

Alison Stigora is a site-specific artist specializing in sculpture and installation. Stigora creates multi-sensory experiences tailored for each site and audience, and has collaborated with architects, engineers, dancers, and lighting designers in development of her projects.


July 25
Emily Erb

Emily Erb is a silk painter from Richmond, VA, but has lived and worked in Philadelphia, PA since 2001. In 2005, Erb completed her BFA in painting at the Tyler School of Art and later earned her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 2012.