2022–2023 Lecture Series


Department of Art, Art History, and Design


FALL 2022

Isometric Studio

Thursday, October 6 | 107 S. Kedzie Hall | 6PM

Isometric Studio, NY collaborates with leading cultural institutions, universities, tech companies, and nonprofits to reinvent the way they present themselves visually and strategically. Founders Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid shape narratives and spaces of belonging. Through design, they advance an ethos of inclusion, equity, and justice, centering the lived experiences of marginalized people.

Film Screening No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics! and Artist Talk with Justin Hall
Thursday, October 13 | 107 S. Kedzie Hall | 5PM

Award-winning Documentary film, No Straight Lines: The World of Queer Comics! LGBTQ comics have moved from underground obscurity to wide recognition over the last five decades, and now face a growing threat of censorship. Following the film, Justin Hall, award-winning gay cartoonist, comics historian and educator, and producer of the NSL film, will speak about his work and career.

Jens Hauser

Tuesday, November 1 I 107 S. Kedzie I 6PM

Jens Hauser is a Paris and Copenhagen based media studies scholar and art curator focusing on the interactions between art and technology, trans-genre and hybrid aesthetics. He’s currently a researcher at the University of Copenhagen’s Medical Museion, following a dual post-doctoral research position at the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and coordinates the (OU)VERT network for Greenness Studies. Hauser’s lecture will focus on his new book, Green Revisited: Encountering Emerging Naturecultures in Art and Research, published in 2022.

Do-Hee Kim

Tuesday, November 8 I 107 S. Kedzie Hall I 6PM

Do-Hee Kim is a designer based in San Francisco. She is the co-founder of Shoppe Theory, a design studio that creates timeless brands and beautifully strategic websites designed to convert your audience into happy, loyal customers. People know them for their clean designs with a command of color, hand-drawn elements, and a strong sense of typography.

Dan Cameron

Thursday, November 10 | 107 S. Kedzie Hall | 6PM

Dan Cameron is a New York-based curator of contemporary art who also writes, teaches, makes, and serves on art-related juries and boards. He advises both public and private collections. Throughout his 40-plus year career organizing exhibitions, Cameron has steadfastly championed both the unexpected and the under-recognized. Cameron is the 2022-2023 AAHD Critic-in-Residence.

Dr. Sara Blaylock

Wednesday, November 16 | 107 S. Kedzie Hall | 6PM

Dr. Sara Blaylock is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and her research focuses on experimental art, film, and artist’ publications in East Germany during the 1980s. MIT Press recently published her book, Parallel Public: Experimental Art in Late East Germany.

Jill Shaw, PhD

Thursday, December 1 | 107 S. Kedzie Hall | 6PM

Dr. Jill Shaw is the Head of the James Pearson Duffy Department of Modern and Contemporary Art and Rebecca A. Boylan and Thomas W. Sidlik Curator of European Art, 1850–1970 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Shaw will offer a lecture titled “The Making of an Exhibition: Van Gogh in America”. Shaw is the 2022 Keynote Speaker for the Art History & Visual Culture Undergraduate Symposium.


Marta de Menezes 

Tuesday, February 28 I 118 Psychology I 6PM

Marta de Menezes is a Portuguese artist and is the director of Cultivamos Cultura, the leading institution devoted to experimental art in Portugal and Ectopia, dedicated to facilitating the collaborative work between artists and scientists. de Menezes has worked in the intersection of art and biology since the late 90s, in the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, and Portugal, exploring the conceptual and aesthetic opportunities offered by biological sciences for visual representation in the arts.

Agnes Meyer-Brandis

Tuesday, March 14 I 107 S. Kedzie I 6PM

Agnes Meyer-Brandis is a German installation artist, known for her Moon Goose Colony, an internationally exhibited artwork and film in which she raises a flock of geese and teaches them to become astronauts. She comes from a background of both sculpture and new media art. Her work explores the zone between fact and fiction. Agnes Meyer-Brandis is the founder of the “Forschungsfloss FFUR / Research Raft “Institute for Art and subjective Science”.

Matthew Kolodziej

Wednesday, March 22 I 107 S. Kedzie I 6PM

Matthew Kolodziej is a Professor at the Myers School of Art, University of Akron, OH. In Kolodziej’s painting, the transitory quality of space and perception is a central theme. Kolodziej was the recipient of a Fulbright, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and has been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions.

Linda Swanson

Tuesday, March 28 I 107 S. Kedzie I 6PM

Linda Swanson is a Canadian artist whose interests are grounded in the metamorphic nature of ceramic materials and processes. Her work engages the enigmatic properties of matter at an elemental level and the capacity of wonder to question how and what we know. Swanson teaches at Concordia University in Montreal. In addition to her talk, she will have a solo exhibition on view at the MSU Union Art Gallery during the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

Stephanie Syjuco

Thursday, March 30 | Broad Art Museum | 6PM

Stephanie Syjuco works in photography, sculpture, and installation, moving from handmade and craft-inspired mediums to digital editing and archive excavations. Recently, she has focused on how photography and image-based processes are implicated in the construction of racialized, exclusionary narratives of history and citizenship. She is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and resides in Oakland, California.

Beverly Mclver

Tuesday, April 4 I 107 S. Kedzie I 6PM

Beverly McIver is a recognized internationally as she explores the Black American experience through introspective paintings that consider gender, race, social constructs, family, and memory. Significantly, McIver’s work draws attention to mental disability featuring her beloved sister. Mclver is the Ebenshade Professor of the Practice in Studio Arts at Duke University. 

Rochelle Feinstein— Will be rescheduled for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

New York based Rochelle Feinstein makes abstract paintings, prints, video, sculpture, and installations that explore language and contemporary culture. Her work has been widely shown and was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and is held in many public and private collections. Feinstein is Professor Emerita of Painting and Printmaking at Yale University.