Critic and Artist Residency Series


The Critic and Artist Residency Series, founded in 1997, brings prominent artists, critics, and curators to the Colorado State University campus for public lectures, open forums, classroom visits, critiques, and exhibitions. This series is supported by the FUNd Endowment at CSU made possible by a generous anonymous gift. To sample public lectures from the series, click on the Video Thumbnails.

sorkin_liveform-high-resJENNI SORKIN - SPRING 2017

Visiting Artist Lecture
Material Decisions: Women, Process, and Form

This talk looks at the post-war history and women and abstract sculpture.
Wednesday MARCH 22, 5-6 P.M.
Organ Recital Hall | University Center for the Arts

Jenni Sorkin is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University. She writes on the intersection between gender, craft, material culture, and contemporary art. Most recently, she co-curated, with Paul Schimmel, Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016, the inaugural exhibition at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles, which closed in September 2016. She recently published her first book, Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community (The University of Chicago Press, 2016), which examines gender and post-war ceramics practice at Black Mountain College and other utopian communities.

Mar 24, 2017, 11 A.M. The Griffin Foundation Gallery | Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
Jenni Sorkin will lead a discussion of the works in the exhibition Identity/Perspectives

Sponsored by the GREGORY ALLICAR MUSEUM OF ART and the Critic and Artist Residency Program which is supported by the FUNd at CSU.

Save_Water_Poster_outlinesCIIPE - 20th Biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition

Wednesday SEPT 20, 2017,  5 P.M.
Organ Recital Hall | University Center for the Arts

JOE SCORSONE and ALICE DRUEDING: Honor Laureate Lecture

David Brooks - Fall 2017

Visiting Artists Lecture
Thursday OCT 5, 5-6 P.M.
Location TBA


Patrick Nagatani Lecture with Photography students


Patrick Nagatani discussion of the exhibition Chromatherapy. Nagatani will discuss his ongoing series, begun in 1978. This exhibition and talk are sponsored by the FUNd Endowment’s Critic and Artist Residency Series.

Tom Waldron - Spring 2016

For well over twenty years, New Mexican sculptor Tom Waldron has been transforming sheet steel and concrete into elegant, sensual, and massive forms with surface transitions defined by his mastery of a razor thin line.

Waldron’s visit, sponsored by the Critic and Artist Residency Series, is in conjunction with the installation of his work in the new sculpture garden of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art.


Shaun Leonardo – Fall 2015


Courtney Egan – Fall 2014

Paul Greenhalgh – Spring 2013

De Wain Valentine – Fall 2012

David Pagel – Spring 2011

Amy Yoes, Catalyst, Installation 2010

Amy Yoes – Spring 2010

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Mel Chin – Spring 2009

Bin Danh – Spring 2008

Nancy Princenthal – Fall 2006

Alan Rath – Spring 2005

Reverend Ethan Acres – Spring 2003

Laurie Fendrich – Fall 2002

Helaine Posner – Spring 2001

Eleanor Heartney – Spring 2000

Tim Rollins & K.O.S. – Spring 1999

Christopher Knight – Spring 1999

Byron Kim – Spring 1998