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Fall 2015 Schedule of Visiting Artists

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building

800 University Avenue
Room L160
Madison, WI 53706

Events are typically held from 4:30 until 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.

All events are free and open to the public.

This series is generously supported by
 the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Trust.

Visiting Artists Lecture Schedule
September 2
Barry Carlsen
september 9
Damon Locks & Rob Mazurek
september 16
Marisa Olson
september 23
Dustin Farnsworth
september 30
Roger Ricco
October 7
Kate Roberts
october 14
Eric Adjetey Anang
october 21
Donald Fortescue
October 28
Caroline Woolard
november 4
Lauren Fensterstock
november 11
Teri Frame
November 18
Scott Zieher
december 2
Jody Zellen

3 projections of lightWednesday, September 9, 2015

Damon Locks & Rob Mazurek
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.



Damon Locks is a visual artist/illustrator and musician who received his BFA at the School of the Art Institute. His visual aesthetic leans towards the dirty, the antiqued, the distressed - thus lending a warmth and tactile quality to his printmaking. The processes used to reach these ends enlist media such as drawing, photography, digital manipulation and silk screen. Comic books, punk album covers and show flyers, and a short stint doing graffiti were early inspirations on his work. More recently, the likes of Emory Douglas, Sun Ra and Orson Welles over the years helped complete the equation.

Rob Mazurek is an interdisciplinary artist that makes paintings, photographs and installations that explore the territory of perception and visual experience within the discourse of color field painting.



Marisa OlsonWednesday, September 16, 2​015

Marisa Olson

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.



Marisa Olson's work combines performance, video, net art, drawing & installation, to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation in pop culture, experiences of gender, and the aesthetics of failure. Her work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Tate(s) Modern + Liverpool, the Nam June Paik Art Center, FACT, the British Film Institute, Sundance Film Festival, PERFORMA Biennial, and has been commissioned or collected by the Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Experimental Television Center and PS122.






FarnsworthWednesday, September ​23, 2​015

​Dustin Farnsworth

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 P.M.


After attaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kendall college of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dustin Farnsworth received one of ten Windgate Fellowship Grants of $15,000 toward pursuit of his artistic endeavors. Following a year of working for notable sculptors, Brent Skidmore and Stoney Lamar, he spent 11 ½ months as an artist in residence at Arrowmont School of Craft. This afforded the opportunity to explore a new body of figurative work, a marked departure from earlier formal works.

Farnsworth has participated in over 35 exhibitions since graduation in 2010, including one solo exhibition. He has been awarded two First Place prizes in two state-wide juried exhibitions in Michigan, a Best in Show award in a five state Midwest juried exhibition, two second place awards and several honorable mentions to this date. Farnsworth is currently working as a Resident Artist at Penland School of Arts and Crafts (2012-2015) developing a body of figurative work.



Roger RiccoWednesday, September ​30, 2​015

​Roger Ricco

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 P.M.


Roger Ricco was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin and received a BFA from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.  At the time of his graduation he was awarded the prestigious Rome Prize in painting and immediately was awarded it for a second year. Ricco continues to paint and exhibit his paintings but in the 2004 he began to produce several series studio/still life photography projects that resulted in several one person and group shows . His works are now created entirely with digital technology however in years prior he worked as a still life photographer and for a period assisted the renowned photographer, Irving Penn, who encouraged Ricco to further pursue his fine art photography.

Ricco lives in Woodstock, New York and a great deal of his current work includes organic and natural material from his environs. Ricco is also widely known as cofounder and principal of Ricco /Maresca Gallery in New York and is co-author of 7 books on the world of self-taught and outsider art. He speaks publicly on that subject and on the subject of artists on the autism and Asperger's spectrum, many of whom is he has and continues to work with.


Wednesday, ​October 7, 2​015

​Kate Roberts

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 P.M.





Eric Adjetey AnangWednesday, ​October 14, 2​015

Eric Adjetey Anang

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 P.M.


Eric Adjetey Anang is a Ghanaian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He was born in Teshie, Ghana, where he lives and runs the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop. In 2001, he introduced Ghana design coffins at Gidan Makama Museum Kano, Nigeria, under the auspices of Alliance Française in Kano. After completing his secondary school, he took over in 2005 the management of the studio that was established by Seth Kane Kwei, motivated by the ambition to "rise the name of his grand-father and see the world".

Anang has become, one of Ghana's leading contemporary artists, recognized both locally and internationally. In 2009, his work was featured in a television commercial for Aquarius (sports drink). Additionally, he has collaborated with the Oregon College of Art & Craft, by organizing a two-month residence in Ghana for artist and Senior Lecturer Michael de Forest and in a photographic project Please, do not move! with French photographer Guy Hersant. He was invited to the Black World Festival in Dakar as representative of designers from Ghana.


Empty Vessels 2Wednesday, ​October 21, 2​015

Donald Fortescue

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 P.M.


Donald Fortescue is a Professor of Art and Design at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco.

His work involves the use of digital technologies (digital treatment of photographic images, digital stereo imagery and video, computer modeling and mapping of sculptural forms and digitally recorded and treated sound) in tandem with antiquated technologies and craftsmanship associated with expeditions of discovery from the Enlightenment era to the early 20th Century (whittling, scrimshandering, scientific illustration, and the fabrication of instruments of collection, recording and display). By combining these seemingly disparate technologies, Fortescue investigates their underlying meanings.


Queer Rocker 2013Wednesday, ​October 28, 2​015

Caroline Woolard

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 P.M.


Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates social imagination at the intersection of art, urbanism, architecture, and political economy. After co-founding and co-directing resource sharing networks OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop from 2008-2014, Woolard is now focused on her work with BFAMFAPhD.com to raise awareness about the impact of rent, debt, and precarity on culture and on New York City To Be Determined to create and support truly affordable community land trusts for cultural resilience and economic justice in New York City.




Kiku 2013Wednesday, ​​November 4, 2​015

Lauren Fensterstock

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 P.M.


Lauren Fensterstock is an artist, writer, and curator based in Portland, Maine. Lauren's work is held in private and public collections internationally.Her artwork has been featured in recent exhibitions at the John Michael Kohler Art Center (WI), the Austin Museum of Art (TX), the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (ME), the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design (CA), the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Fine Art, and the Portland Museum of Art (ME). Lauren holds degrees from the Parsons School of Design and SUNY New Paltz.



Porcelain BustsWednesday, ​​November ​11, 2​015

​Teri Frame

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 P.M.


Although Teri Frame was trained as a ceramist, performance art, photography and video have come into her work. Her research addresses notions of human beauty and their inextricable link with corporeal politics. Such topics have been at the forefront of philosophical inquiry for centuries. In the contemporary setting, where aesthetic surgery and genetic manipulation abounds, they are particularly relevant. Frame has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally. She has taught at the Pennsylvania State University, Kansas City Art Institute and the Alberta College of Art and Design. She has completed artist residencies at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Emmanuel College, the MacDowell Colony, PlatteForum and the Museum of Outdoor Arts. Her work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Monthly Ceramic Art Korea and the Australian-based Ceramics: Art and Perception International Journal.



robert storefrontWednesday, ​​November ​18, 2​015

​Scott Zieher

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 P.M.


Scott Zieher is co-owner/director of ZieherSmith & Horton gallery in New York City's Chelsea District.

ieherSmith was established in 2003 by Andrea Smith Zieher and Scott Zieher in a storefront space on West 25th Street, where it presented the first New York solo shows by Chuck Webster, Eddie Martinez, Wes Lang, and Corin Sworn, among others. In September 2009, the gallery expanded to a 3500 sq. ft. space on West 20th Street, where the program developed to include celebrated artists such as Allison Schulnik and Christoph Ruckhäberle, while continuing to debut emerging artists like Lauren Silva and Paul Anthony Smith. The gallery has also presented unique shows of historical material such as 2011’s Sculpture in So Many Words: Text Pieces, 1965-75, which traveled to the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas in 2012-13, and a trio of critically acclaimed vernacular photography exhibitions: Photo Brut (2013), Other Bodies (2012), and Band of Bikers (2010). ZieherSmith was among the earliest members of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) in 2003, and Andrea Zieher served as NADA’s President from 2006- 2010.


bike rack 1Wednesday, ​​​December 2, 2​015

​Jody Zellen

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building - Room L160

4:30 - 5:45 P.M.


Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who works in many media simultaneously making interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books. She employs media-generated representations as raw material for aesthetic and social investigations.

Her interactive installations include "Time Jitters," commissioned by the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, "The Unemployed" a data visualization at Disseny Hub Museum (Barcelona, 2011), "The Blackest Spot," (Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angles, 2008), and "Trigger" (Pace University, New York, 2005).

Her net art projects are "Spine Sonnet," 2011 (commissioned by LACMA), "Lines of Life," (http://www.linesoflife.net) 2010 (commissioned by terminalapsu.org), "Without A Trace," (http://turbulence.org/Works/without_a_trace/) 2009 (commissioned by turbulence.org). Other net art projects include "Ghost City" (ghostcity.com) 1996-present, an ever changing poetic meditation on the urban environment, urbanfragments.net, allthenewsthatsfittoprint.net, talking-walls.com and disembodiedvoices.com.


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