The SMFA Visiting Artists Series includes Wednesday night artist talks and more events co-developed with each visitor to host conversations about their artistic processes as well as deepen exchange with students.

The 2016–2017 SMFA Visiting Artists Series is made possible through the generosity of Sandy Moose and Eric Birch.

All lectures at SMFA are free and open to the public.

Fall 2016 Schedule 


Past Visiting Artists include


Jennifer Bornstein | Wed, Feb 2, 2016

Sep 3, 2015

Jennifer Bornstein works in diverse media, including video, 16-millimeter film, sculpture, and etching. ...

Áine Phillips | Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Sep 5, 2015

Special visitor, Dr Áine Phillips, is a visual artist, writer, curator and academic originally from Dublin, living in County Clare. Co-hosted with Performance. ...

Guy Maddin | Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Sep 6, 2015

Guy Maddin is an installation and internet artist, lecturer at Harvard University, writer and filmmaker. ...

Jeremy Bailey | Wed, Feb 17, 2016

Sep 7, 2015

Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto-based Famous New Media Artist whose work employs augmented reality software and hardware in international performances, often over the Internet. ...

Doug and Mike Starn | Wed, Feb 24, 2016

Sep 7, 2015

Deborah and Martin Hale Visiting Artist Lecture ...

Kate Gilmore | Wed, Mar 2, 2016

Sep 8, 2015

Kate Gilmore synthesizes video, sculpture, photography, and performance to activate post-feminist critiques of sex and gender. ...

Aslı Çavuşoğlu | Thur, March 3, 2016

Sep 8, 2015

Aslı Çavuşoğlu is a Turkish artist based in Istanbul. ...

Joselina Cruz | Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Sep 9, 2015

Joselina Cruz is the Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (Manila, Philippines). ...

Charmaine Wheatley | Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Sep 10, 2015

Charmaine Wheatley's practice, which includes performance, sculpture, printed matter and painting, involves a daily "sketchbook" habit. ...

Hank Willis Thomas | Tues, April 12, 2016

Sep 11, 2015

Hank Willis Thomas is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. ...