Visiting Artists Program

Over the years, the Visiting Artist Program has featured a diverse lineup of influential artists, designers, scholars and curators who define the contemporary art and culture discourse. The program provides students direct access to leading experts in their fields and is a vital resource in the department’s curriculum. In addition to public lectures, visiting artists engage with students through studio critiques and conduct workshops in collaboration with the UTA faculty. The program is funded by the Art & Art History Department.

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Upcoming Talks

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Guyn Hur - April 8th, 2024

Gyun Hur is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose lived experience as a first-generation immigrant largely informs her creative practice and pedagogical approach. Born in Daegu, South Korea, she moved to the U.S. state of Georgia at the age of 13. She currently lives in New York and teaches at the Parsons School of Design, The New School.

Visitor Information

148 Fine Arts Building, 502. S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX

All lectures are free, non-ticketed, and open to the general public unless otherwise noted.

Recent Programs

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Sead Kazanxhiu, Art as Tool in the Process of Decision Making and Community Participation

September 18, 2023

Sead Kazanxhiu is a Roma Albanian artist. He is the board member of European Roma Institute for Art and Culture, and Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for National Minorities in Albania where he also founded and runs Parking Art Gallery. With numerous personal and group exhibitions internationally, he is one of the most engaged protagonists in the contemporary Albanian cultural scene.

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Ja'tovia Gary Visiting Artist Talk

April 3, 2023

Ja’Tovia Gary is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist working across documentary, avant-garde video art, sculpture, and installation. Gary is deeply concerned with re-memory and employs a rigorous interrogation and reapprehension of the archive in much of her work.



Martin Jackson Performance at Wild Pony

March 23, 2023

UTA’s Wild Pony Editions and Visual Resource Commons, in partnership with Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency present a workshop and performance by Martin Jackson.


Wafaa Bilal Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun

October 3, 2022

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal is known internationally for his online performative and interactive works provoking dialogue about international and interpersonal politics. Bilal’s work explores tensions between the cultural spaces he occupies — his home in the comfort zone of the U.S. and his consciousness in the conflict zone in Iraq.  

Explore Past Visiting Artist Series Events


Eliza Au

March 2, 2022

Eliza Au is an artist working in clay using digital fabrication techniques. As she describes her process in her artist statement: “The planning and production process work in sync with each other, through line drawings in CAD which are engraved in wood and eventually cast in clay.


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Mel Chin

February 17, 2022

Born in Houston, Texas in 1951, Chin is known for the broad range of approaches he utilizes in his art, including works that require multi-disciplinary, collaborative teamwork, and works that enlist science, history, and politics as components or layers to develop his ideas. The important issues and concepts he addresses influence the materials used - from actions, to films, to objects.


Letitia Huckaby

September 21, 2021

Letitia Huckaby is an acclaimed American photographer who explores Black American heritage, cultural traditions, and faith. Huckaby's recent projects include a major museum exhibition, a feature in the New York Times, and a new publication.



Anthony Sonnenberg

March 22, 2021

Anthony Sonnenberg lives and works in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he teaches at the University of Arkansas. He received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2012. He has been an invited lecturer at institutions throughout the country including at Pilchuck Glass School, UT Austin, Maine College of Art, California State University, Long Beach and Pratt MWP College of Art and Design in NY.


James Cohan

March 9, 2021

Bill Viola’s work titled “Moving Stillness, Mount Rainier” (1979) is on loan from the Art Bridges Foundation, a program that arts patron and philanthropist Alice Walton created to loan museum-quality art to partner institutions throughout the country. The room-sized Viola piece was constructed on-site in a darkened, enclosed gallery space to create a more immersive viewer experience.


Erica Milsom

Erica Milsom

February 17, 2021

Erica Milsom is the SparkShorts Director of “Loop” at Pixar Animation Studios.