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 the Historic Landmark Building, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM.


Fall 2018 Schedule


September 19: Jacolby Satterwhite

Jacolby Satterwhite uses video, performance, 3D animation, fibers, drawing and printmaking to explore themes of memory, desire, personal and public mythology. Jacolby Satterwhite received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010; a BFA from MICA in 2008, and completed a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. 

October 3: Doreen Garner

Doreen Garner uses the themes of rap culture, feminism, craft, pathology, identity, fetish, abnormality, race, sexuality, beauty, anatomy, cultural value, and personal narrative in her artistic practice. Garner received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2014; a BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2009 and completed a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2014.

October 10: Hein Koh

Hein Koh a Brooklyn-based artist, Yale MFA, Dartmouth undergrad, wife, and mother of twin daughters. Koh has exhibited her art at Marvin Gardens in Ridgewood, NY, Platform Gallery in Baltimore, MD and Beverly's in New York, NY.

October 31: Devan Shimoyama

Devan Shimoyama is a visual artist working primarily in self-portraiture and narratives inspired by classical mythology and allegory. Shimoyama seeks to depict the black queer male body as something that is both desirable and desirous. Shimoyama graduated from Penn State University in 2011 with a BFA in Drawing/Painting before obtaining his MFA at Yale University School of Art in 2014.

November 9: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. She is a figurative painter whose large-scale works express the hybridity characteristic of transnational experience through choices of subject matter, materials, and techniques. Njideka Akunyili Crosby received a BA (2004) from Swarthmore College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (2006) from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and an MFA (2011) from Yale University.

November 14: Baseera Khan

Baseera Khan is a New York-based artist whose work shares experiences of exile and kinship shaped by economic, pop cultural, and political situations. She mixes consumerism with spirituality and treats decolonial histories, practices, and archives as geographies of the future. She received an MFA at Cornell University (2012) and BFA from the University of North Texas (2005).

November 28: Odili Donald Odita

Odili Donald Odita is an abstract painter whose work explores color both in the figurative art historical context and in the sociopolitical sense. Odita received an MFA  at Bennington College (1990) and a BFA (with distinction) from Ohio State University (1988).

December 5: Sascha Braunig

Sascha Braunig uses her paintings to investigate the restraining confines of the canvas through a mixture of portraiture, Surrealism, and luminescent abstraction. Braunig received an M.F.A at Yale School of Art (2008) and a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union (2005).


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