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 2020 Visiting Artist Program Schedule

All lectures are free and held online, beginning at 11:45am ET.  Please note that some events are open to PAFA students only. 

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

Patrick Martinez

Patrick Martinez

September 16th, 2020 | 11:45 AM–12:45 PM 

Open to Students Only 

Patrick Martinez earned his BFA with honors from the Art Center College of Design in 2005 and in 2017/2018 was the subject of two solo museum exhibitions - one at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Winter Park, FL and another at the Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA.  His work has been exhibited at venues including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Pizzuti Collection in Columbus, OH. His work resides in many collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture and the Museum of Latin American Art.  In 2020 Patrick was awarded a residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Patrick lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Keiran Brennan Hinton

Keiran Brennan Hinton

September 30, 2020 | 11:45 AM–12:45 PM  

Keiran Brennan Hinton was born in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the Pratt Institute in 2014 with a BFA in Painting and completed his MFA in Painting / Printmaking at the Yale School of Art in 2016. Solo exhibitions have most recently included, Una Finestra sul Cortile / Rear Window at Francesco Pantaleone Gallery in Palermo, Close at Hand at 1969 Gallery in New York, Matter of Fact, at Mulherin Toronto. Group exhibitions have included Gestures of Comfort at Antoine Ertaskiran, I <3 Paint at Patel, Onsite Katonah at the Katonah Museum of Art. The artist currently lives and works in the Bronx, NY and Elgin Ontario, Canada.

Rodrigo Valenzuela

Rodrigo Valenzuela

October 7th, 2020 | 11:45 AM—12:45 PM 

Rodrigo Valenzuela, born in Santiago, Chile 1982. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. where he is an assistant professor at University of California, Los Angeles School of Art and Architecture. Valenzuela studied art history and photography at University of Chile (2004), holds a BA in Philosophy at The Evergreen State College and an MFA at University of Washington (2012).  Recent residencies include Core Fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas), Skowhegan school of Painting and Sculpture (Maine), MacDowell Colony (NH), Bemis Center for contemporary arts (Nebraska), Lightwork (Syracuse), Vermont  Studio Center (VT), Kala Art Institute (CA) and the Center for Photography at Woodstock (NY).

Imin Yeh

Imin Yeh

October 21st, 2020 | 11:45 AM–12:45 PM

Imin Yeh is an interdisciplinary and project-based artist working in sculpture, installation, and participatory events. Recent exhibitions include university galleries at Ithaca College and the College of New Jersey, San Jose Museum of Art, Asian Art Museum (San Francisco), and at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco). Imin has been an Artist in Residence at Montalvo Art Center (Saratoga, CA), Blue Mountain Center (New York), Sandarbh Artist Workshop (Partapur, India), and at Recology San Francisco. Imin Yeh holds an MFA from the California College of Arts. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University School of Art and is currently based in Pittsburgh, PA.

JULMstudios

JULMstudios

October 28th, 2020 | 11:45 AM–12:45 PM

JULMstudios is a collaboration between Jason Urban and Leslie Mutchler. Working in Brooklyn, their work is project-based and research- intensive. Their projects investigate the evolving meaning of printed matter and the "sacred spaces" print occupies, always aware of the dialogue between analog and digital technologies in our day to day. The pair has had solo exhibitions at NARS Foundation (Brooklyn, NY), Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia, PA), The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA), Centre for Fine Print Research (Bristol, UK), Space Gallery (Portland, ME), Atelier Circulaire (Montreal, Canada), among others. Both are affiliated with Pratt Institute where Mutchler is Chair of the Foundation Program and Urban teaches publishing courses in the Communication Design program.

Erin M. Riley

Erin M. Riley

November 11th, 2020 | 11:45 AM–12:45 PM 

Erin M. Riley is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Riley earned a MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2009 and a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007, both in Fibers. Riley’s work is woven by the artist using traditional tapestry techniques in hand dyed wool. The work uses imagery relating to and overlapping with sexuality, addiction, trauma and death, filtered through the perspective of a human who came of age on the internet. Riley is represented by P.P.O.W Gallery in New York, NY and has recently been shown at Henie Onstad Museum in Oslo, Norway, Gana Art Center in Seoul, South Korea and the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Rachel Rossin

Rachel Rossin 

November 18th, 2020 | 11:45 AM–12:45 PM

Rachel Rossin is a painter and programmer whose work explores entropy, embodiment, the ubiquity of technology and its effect on our psychology. Recently, she has gained recognition for a series of astonishing exhibitions that blend oil painting, sculpture, and virtual reality. Rossin’s practice investigates the fluid boundary between physical and digital worlds, particularly the ways information and sensory experience are transfigured by each. Selected solo exhibitions include Stalking the Trace, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2019; Greasy Light, 14a, Hamburg, Germany, 2019; Tennis Elbow, The Journal Gallery, New York, 2019; Peak Performance, SIGNAL, New York, 2017; My Little Green Leaf, Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia, 2016; and Lossy, Zieher Smith & Horton, New York, 2015.

Program Support

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