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.

FALL 2017

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 and Judges Lecture
Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding have been designing posters together since 1986. Their work has appeared in many international publications and exhibitions, has received numerous awards, and is in permanent collections around the world.

Case Study: Weld County, CO

Visiting Artist Lecture: Thursday October 5, 5–6P.M. 
Organ Recital Hall | University Center for the Arts | opening reception to follow in the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
DAVID BROOKS Lecture. David Brooks is internationally known for an artistic practice that considers the relationship between individuals and the built and natural world, while also questioning how nature is perceived and utilized. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions that examine the environment and sustainability. Brooks visited CSU in the fall of 2016 to work with Professor Erika Osborne’s Art and the Environment class and to accompany the class on a field trip to examine hydro fracturing well pad sites and the proximity of these sites to homes, schools, churches and playgrounds in Northern Colorado. This work in this exhibition responds to that trip and to the high incidence of hydraulic fracturing throughout our state. This project, part of the Critic and Artist Residency Series, is made possible by the FUNd at CSU. This project is also sponsored by a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, which works to enhance the cultural development and atmosphere for the arts at Colorado State University. This fund benefits from the generous support of all those who love the arts.



sorkin_liveform-high-resJENNI SORKIN

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.



Patrick Nagatani Lecture with Photography students


Patrick Nagatani discussion of the exhibition Chromatherapy. Nagatani discussed his ongoing series, begun in 1978.

Tom Waldron - SP 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. Here is 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

mel chin

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