Visiting Artist Program

Student Organizations & Programs

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.

Fall 2021 Visiting Artist Program Schedule

All lectures are free and held online, beginning at 11:45AM ET.  

PAFA students do not need to register for public programs—check your student email account for invitations to the online lectures. 

Nash Glynn

Nash Glynn

September 15, 2021 | 11:45AM - 1PM CANCELED

Nash Glynn (b.1992) is a painter currently working in New York City. In 2014 she received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and in 2017 her MFA from Columbia University. She has had solo shows at Participant Inc. in 2019, OCD Chinatown in 2020, and an upcoming exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles in Fall 2021. Her work has been featured in publications such as Artforum, Candy Transversal Magazine, and New American Paintings. Glynn was the recipient of the Leslie-Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship in 2017.

Rose Nestler

Rose Nestler

September 29, 2021 | 11:45AM - 1PM  

Rose Nestler (b. 1983 in Spokane, WA, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from Brooklyn College. Nestler has exhibited in the United States and internationally, including exhibitions at König Galerie, Projet Pangeé, Public Gallery, Fisher Parrish, Hesse Flatow, Thierry Goldberg and BRIC. Her work was curated in a two-person show at Spring/Break in 2019 and she was a Lighthouse Works Fellow in 2018. She will be an artist in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans in 2022. Upcoming exhibitions include solo shows at Public Gallery (London, UK) in 2021 and at Mrs. Gallery (NY, USA) in 2022. Her work has been featured and reviewed in Juxtapoz, Vulture, Maake, and Metal Magazine.

Shona McAndrew

Shona McAndrew

October 6, 2021 | 11:45AM - 1PM 

Shona McAndrew (b. 1990) was born in Paris and lives and works in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (2016) and a BA in Psychology and Painting from Brandeis University (2012). She had a solo sculptural installation at Art Omi inGhent, NY (2021), a solo show of life sculptures at Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at UAB, Birmingham, AL (2021), which traveled from Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA (2020). Previous solo exhibitions also include CHART, New York, NY (2019 & 2021) and Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY (2019). She is represented by CHART in New York, NY.

Brie Ruais

Brie Ruais 

October 20, 2021 | 11:45AM - 1PM | *open to students only 

Brie Ruais was born in Southern California, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2011. Ruais’ movement-based practice is legible through the scrapes, gouges, and gestures embedded in the surfaces and forms of the ceramic works. Each sculpture is made with the equivalent of her body weight in clay, resulting in human-scale works that forge an intimacy with the viewer’s body. Through her immersive engagement with clay, Ruais’s work generates a physical and sensorial experience that explores a new dialogue between the body and the earth

Catalina Ouyang

Catalina Ouyang

October 27, 2021 | 11:45AM - 1PM

Catalina Ouyang engages object-making, interdisciplinary environments, time-based projects, and relational works to examine themes of desire, subjugation, and dissidence. Ouyang’s practice searches through myth, literature, and histories both oral and visual, to indicate counternarratives around representation and self-definition. Catalina received an MFA from Yale University in 2019.

Shoog McDaniel

Shoog McDaniel 

November 10, 2021 | 11:45AM - 1PM | *open to students only

Shoog McDaniel is a fat, queer Floridian freak who has been creating art in the swamps since early age. They are inspired by Florida flora and fauna and the beautiful fatties they photograph. They love color and patterns and creating alternative worlds to escape the one they're in. They are a photographer by trade and themes of nature worship and fat liberation can be seen throughout their work.

Eloisa Guanlao

Eloisa Guanlao

November 17, 2021 | 11:45AM - 1PM

Eloisa Guanlao was born in the Philippines. Her experiences as an immigrant and pseudo-nomadic scholar-artist influence her versatile art practice and critical inquiries. Eloisa’s interest in the natural world, history, art, languages and literature began at an early age. This multifaceted passion was nurtured at the Los Angeles High School for the Arts in California, cultivated with a liberal arts education at Carleton College in Minnesota, and further developed at the University of New Mexico, where she received her MFA in Studio Art. Because Eloisa considers art making a social and cultural endeavor, she pursues projects that are research intensive and relevant to current issues. A trained teacher and lifelong scholar, Eloisa has taught at secondary schools and universities in Hawai’i, California, Maryland, and Alabama, where students and colleagues appreciate her dedication to interdisciplinary learning and pedagogy. Eloisa practices and teaches art in California.

Program Support

The Visiting Artists Program is made possible with support from Abbot Downing.