Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Presented by the Department of Art & Art History 

Zoom Meeting ID: 854 8722 0231 

Wednesdays 12:00 - 12:55 PM

Fall 2022 Visiting Artist Lectures Series Announcement

All Lectures are Free and Open to All

The Visiting Artists Lecture Series provides our students with valuable insights and exposure to art professionals and their work. The Visiting Artist Lecture Series is supported in part through grants from the Instructionally Related Activities Fund of Sonoma State University. Thank you.

Fall 2022

October 12, 2022


Barbara Segal Lecture
Barbara Segal
Barbara Segal enjoyed an early childhood of suburban privilege–1950’s style. But, in 1963, her life changed; her father had died. Memories of that lost childhood are preserved in powerful personal images that continue to resonate in Segal’s work today.
Barbara Segal's website

October 19, 2022


Padma Rajendran Lecture
Padma Rajendran
Padma Rajendran was born in Klang, Malaysia and now lives and works in Catskill. Her works on fabric experiment with the clash and combination of patterning and storytelling.. Her content-rich compositions reference the duality and contradictions of culture and the multi-facetted definitions of universal heritage.
Padma Rajendran's Website

October 26, 2022


Linda Geary Lecture
Linda Geary
Linda Geary’s work is inspired by material processes of cutting, revision and repair. She uses collage and other approaches that reference actions of sewing and construction, modes of working that sometimes exist outside of the patriarchal history of painting, and more akin to laying a path of stones or making a quilt. Other parts of the process involve erasure, invisibility and camouflage. Textiles provide an alphabet of shape, color and pattern that she works with in order to let the work “fall apart” in order to experiment with different ways of putting it back together.
Linda Geary's Website

November 2, 2022


Nancy Cawdrey Lecture
Nancy Cawdrey
Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey lives in a world of color. And she likes to paint that way as well. Growing up quite literally around the world, Cawdrey found early inspiration in patterns and colors from places she had lived as a child and teenager, ranging anywhere from Syria to Germany. Studying studio art in Paris for two years as a college student, Nancy became attuned to Old Master techniques and found her voice through painting. After living for some years abroad in England and Europe with her husband Steve, eventually they found themselves returning to the United States and settling down in Montana.
Nancy Cawdrey's Website

November 9, 2022


David Brooks Lecture
David Brooks
David Brooks (b. 1975 Brazil, Indiana) is an artist whose work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized.
David Brooks' Website

November 16, 2022


Marela Zacarías Lecture
Marela Zacarías
Marela Zacarías creates painted sculptures of undulating forms with the quality of fabric, bodies filled with movement and expressive quality. Zacarías' painterly vocabulary is the territory of unexpected encounters and intersections. Through their colorful elegant presence her works are a generous opening to others and their history.
Marela Zacarías' Website

November 30, 2022


Barry Underwood Lecture
Barry Underwood
Barry Underwood received his Masters in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has been an artist in residence at the Banff Center for the Arts, in Canada, I-Park in East Haddam, Connecticut, and the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Wendover, Utah, which was completed this last summer.
Barry Underwood's Website

December 7, 2022


Jessica Stockholder Lecture
Jessica Stockholder
Jessica Stockholder was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1959. She studied painting at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and received an MFA from Yale University. Stockholder is a pioneer of multimedia genre-bending installations that have become a prominent language in contemporary art. Her site-specific interventions and autonomous floor and wall pieces have been described as “paintings in space.” Stockholder’s complex installations incorporate the architecture in which they have been conceived, blanketing the floor, scaling walls and ceiling, and even spilling out of windows, through doors, and into the surrounding landscape.
Jessica Stockholder's Website