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CIAR Visiting Artists & Speakers

2024 Visiting Artists and Speakers

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Fall 2024 Visiting Artist:

Duke Riley


Fall 2024 Visiting Scientist:

Dr. Katie Castagno


2024 Spring Workshop Leader:

Elizabeth O'Reilly

2023 Visiting Artists and Speakers


Fall 2023 Visiting Artist:

Mario Robinson

Fall 2023 Visiting Speaker:

Matthew Deleget


2022 Visiting Artists and Speakers


2022 Fall Visiting Artist:

Alexandra Grant

Photo Credit:

Manfredi Gioacchini


2022 Fall Visiting Speaker:

Dina Brodsky


2022 Spring Workshop Leader:

Elizabeth O'Reilly

2021 Visiting Artists and Speakers


Photo Credit:

Manfredi Gioacchini

Fall 2021 Visiting Artist:

Hilary Harkness


Fall 2021 Guest Speaker:

Amani Olu


Spring 2021 Workshop Leader:

Elizabeth O'Reilly

2019 Artists

2019 Visiting Artists and Speakers


Fall 2019 Visiting Artist:

Margaret Bowland 


Fall 2019 Guest Speaker:

Dexter Wimberly


Fall 2019 Visiting Critic:

Tyler Green


Workshop Leader 2019:

Suzanne Brooker

Suzanne Brooker has been a teaching artist for over 20 years. She has published three instructional books on drawing and painting including, Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing (2018), Components of Landscape Oil Painting (2015), and Portrait Painting Atelier (2010). Suzanne is a master of translating the visual complexities of the natural world into tangible concepts for artists. Learn how to render nature with all of it’s many guises: air borne clouds, flowing water, eruptions of earth, both craggy and smooth, to the elegant sculpture of trees.

2018 Artists

2018 Visiting Artists and Speakers


Visiting Artist 2018:

Anne Harris

Anne Harris currently teaches in the BFA and MFA programs at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited at the Alexandre Gallery, DC Moore Gallery, Nielsen Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute, The Portland Museum of Art, the California Center for Contemporary Art and the North Dakota Museum of Art. Her work is in such public collections as The Fogg Museum at Harvard, The Yale University Art Gallery and The New York Public Library. She has received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and an NEA Individual Artists Fellowship. 

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Guest Speaker 2018:

Sharon Butler

A painter and arts writer, Sharon Butler is widely known as the founder of Two Coats of Paint, a project which includes an influential art blog, an artists residency and other initiatives. The blog has been sponsored by numerous arts organizations including Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation. In 2015, she was named the Patricia Highsmith-Plangman Fellow at Yaddo and  was also the inaugural artist-in-residence at Counterproof Press. She has shown work at NADA New York (2014), and her 2016 painting exhibition at Theodore:Art in Bushwick was selected as a Critic's Pick in Time Out New York.

2017 Artists

2017 Visiting Artists and Speakers

2017 Visiting Artists:

Alex Kanevsky and Hollis Heichemer

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