MFA in Visual Art public events schedule for July 2016 Residency

Please join the MFA in Visual Art students, faculty and visiting artists at VCFA for several events during our upcoming residency, including a presentation by Artist-in-Residence Nicolas Lampert, as well as exhibitions by new, continuing and graduating students through July 30th. .


Student Exhibitions

  • Tuesday, July 26th - Friday, July 29th
  • 9am - 7pm
  • Alumni Hall

Graduating Student Exhibitions

  • Tuesday, July 26th - Friday, July 29th
  • 9am - 7pm
  • VCFA Gallery, College Hall

The opening of the Graduating Student Exhibition at the VCFA Gallery will be held July 25th at 7:30pm. The daily exhibitions are free and open to the public most days. Please be considerate of critique groups and closures as needed for academic purposes.

Artist-in-Residence Lecture

  • Nicolas Lampert: Climate Justice Art
  • Friday, July 22nd
  • Noble Lounge
  • 7:30pm

Milwaukee based artist and author Nicolas Lampert will discuss how visual artists and designers are addressing climate change issues and why culture is so critical in this struggle. He advocates that artists are making key differences when they look outside traditional art audiences and, instead, begin collaborating directly within local and international climate justice movements. Lampert teaches courses on Art and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Collectively he works with Climateprints.org, ReciproCity, and the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative. In 2014 he organized a 30-city wheatpasting campaign prior to the People's Climate March in NYC and this past December he traveled to Paris to create art for the D12 climate demos during the UN COP 21 Climate Conference.

Incoming Visiting Faculty

Mike Cloud is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art and his B.F.A. from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Cloud’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at P.S.1, NY; the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Slovak Republic; Good Children Gallery, LA; Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, NB; White Columns, NY; Max Protetch, NY; Apexart, NYC. He has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Art Review and featured in the publication Painting Abstraction by Bob Nickas, published by Phaidon Press. His work is held in private and public collections including the The Bronx Museum, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cloud is currently an assistant professor at Brooklyn College/ CUNY in New York.

Suné WoodsSuné Woods is an artist living in Los Angeles. Her work takes the form of multi-channel video installations, photographs, and collage. Woods practice examines absences and vulnerabilities within cultural and social histories. She also uses microsomal sites such as family to understand larger sociological phenomenon, imperialist mechanisms, & formations of knowledge. She is interested in how language is emoted, guarded, and translated through the absence/presence of a physical body. She has participated in residencies at Headlands Center of the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. She will be in residence at Light Work in 2016. Woods is a recipient of the Visions from the New California initiative and the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award.

Visiting Artists