Art Forum

Department of Art and Design


Art Forum is a speakers' series featuring notable artists, designers, art historians and art critics from around the world who come to campus to present their work and ideas in an open forum.  Admission is free and open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as the general public.

Past Art Forum speakers have included notables such as Chakaia Booker, Will Cotton, Aziz + Cucher, Inka Essenhigh, Judy Fox, Roxy Paine, Ursala Von Rydingsvard, and Seymour Chwast.

For further information and/or to confirm a scheduled date, call  973-655-4074.

Art Forum Speakers: Current Schedule (see below)   l  Past Schedules              [back to Visiting Professionals/Events]


Current Schedule (Spring 2014)

  • TUESDAYS 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
    Location: Montclair State University; Calcia Hall, CA135
    Open to the Public; Admission is free

  • Program Coordinator: Prof. Patricia Lay


January 28
David Humphrey: Painting and Drawing

David Humphrey lives and works in New York. Humphery has been awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award (2011), Rome Prize (2008), John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2002), National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1995 & 1987), New York Council for the Arts Grant (1985 & 1979-80). He has had solo shows at Fredericks & Freiser - NY (2012), American University Museum - Washington DC, Brent Sikkema Gallery - NY, Littlejohn Contemporary - NY (2002), Mckee Gallery - NY (2000). Humphrey’s work has been exhibited in group shows at David Nolan Gallery - NY, (2010), Apex Art - NY (2008). Humphery is the author of the book "Blind Handshake," (2010). Humphrey’s work can be found in many public collections including Museum of Art - Carnegie Institute, Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art - Boston and Walker Art Center. 


February 4
Nicole Cherubin: Mixed Media Artis
Nicole Cherubini is a mixed media artist who lives and works in New York City. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), New York University (MFA) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her works have been exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at Spence Projects (NY, 2014), Tracey Williams Ltd (NY, 2013-2012), Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and Project Room - Santa Monica Museum of Art. Groups show include at Larissa Goldstone Gallery, NY, Hionas Gallery, NY, The New York Horticultural society, The RISD Museum of Art, RI, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, Museum 52, PS 1/MOMA, NY, Momenta Art, NY, Cherubini has been awarded the Art Matter Grant, the Louise Comfort Tiffany foundation Award and Emerge 2002 Artist Development Program by Aljira center for Contemporary Art, NJ. She has been artist in residence at Henry Street Settlement, NY. Cherubini's work has been featured in numerous art magazines including, ARTnews, Art in America and ArtForum.


February 11
Matthew Northridge: Multimedia Artist

Matthew Northridge lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  He studied at Boston College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving an MFA in painting and drawing in 1999. His work has been included in group exhibitions including “Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, “Open House: Working in Brooklyn” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, “Material Matters” at the Johnson Museum (Cornell University), “The 183rd Annual” at the National Academy Museum, and “United States” at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.  His solo efforts include shows at KANSAS (NYC), Western Exhibitions (Chicago), and Gorney Bravin + Lee (NYC).  Northridge’s honors include a 2011 fellowship in sculpture from the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.  He has also been an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.


February 18
Emily Noelle Lambert: Painter, Sculptor and Installation Artist

Emily Noelle Lambert lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Lambert earned her BFA from Antioch College and her MFA in painting from Hunter College, NY. Her sculptural works tend to take form of stacked, totemic constructions, largely composed of found objects. Lambert has had solo shows titled "Curio Logic: Works on paper" (2013) and "Heart Heat" at Lu Mgnus - NY (2012), "Little Deaths" at Priska Juschka Fine Art - NY (2009). She was also part of group exhibitions titled "Totem" at Asya Geisburg Gallery - NY (2013). Lambert has been a part-time faculty at Parsons School of Design, NY since 2008 and also at Fordham University for Drawing and Painting (2009-2013). Lambert's work has been published in numerous publications including Art in America (2012) and The New York Times (2012).





February 25
Lucky DeBellevue: Multimedia Artist

New York-based artist Lucky DeBellevue will discuss his work and his approach to his art practice. Critic Holland Cotter has said, in the New York Times, DeBellevue is a “master of overlooked and underloved materials.” His extensive solo and group exhibition history at museums, galleries, and non- profits includes Museum Ludwig (Cologne), Roger Björkholmen Gallery (Stockholm), Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), The Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio). Among his exhibitions in New York are PS 1 Institute for Contemporary Art, Feature Inc., The Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris and White Columns. Reviews of his work have appeared in Artforum, Flash Art, Art in America and the New York Times. Awards and honors he has received include The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, The Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, and the Versailles Foundation Munn Artist Program (Giverny, France). 
 
 


March 4
Joan Logue: Video Artist

Joan Logue lived and worked in Los Angeles until 1977 and currently resides in New York. In LA in 1969 Joan became a photographic portrait artist and pioneered the first video program at the American Film Institute. Logue has been the recipient of a number of grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1998), grants from The French Ministry of Culture (1983, 1985, 1991, 1992) and The National Endowment for the Arts (1976, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1989) and Massachusetts Council on the Arts (1985 1988), She has taught at numerous universities including California Institute of the Arts (1971-74), University of California, Los Angeles (1975), Otis Art Institute (1976) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996). Logue's work has been exhibited at various galleries and festivals including Avant Garde Film Festival; NY, Holly Soloman Gallery; NY, Whitney Museum of Art; NY, Walker Art Center; MN, Venice Biennale (1984), and Documenta 8; Kassel, Germany.  


 
 
 
 


March 18
Lucas Thorpe: Photographer
Lucas Thorpe is a New York based artist. His photographic work traverses the public space depicting a personal narrative of loss and regeneration. His work has been shown in both national and international exhibitions, in print and online media. He completed his MFA from School of Visual Arts, and BFA from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. His selected exhibitions include "Phantom city" at Fashion District Arts Festival, NY, Camera Club of New York 2013, "Dear Dave" curated by Stephen Frailey at Photoville NY. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Neon Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Visual Arts Journal "Surrounded by America" and Dear Dave Magazine. He has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Fellowship and Review Santa Fe.


March 25
Norma Markley: Multimedia Artis

New York-based artist Norma Markley is represented by Y Gallery in NY Lower Eastside. Her most recent solo Installations at Y (2012) Yes : No and (2009) Day n Nite (2009) follow exhibitions throughout the US and internationally. She received a NYFA award in Drawing in 2003. Markley earned an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts and a BA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. In felicitously chosen media, she recombines various apple pie images of Americana.
In 'Highway X' Markley will present the approaches (collage, silk screen, sewing, neon) and the routes (images of roadside motels and drive-ins), through which she arrives at subtle messages of popular culture.
1. Route X. 2. …to get onto Highway Y. 3. …leave paved X… 4. Reaches paved Y… 5. …follow X… 6. …use leisurely looping Z 7. …to get to Y… 8. Back to Highway X.


April 1
Dave Mckenzie: Sculptor, Video and Performance Artist

Dave McKenzie is a New York based artist who works with video, performance, and sculpture. In 2000, he received a BFA in printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. His most recent exhibitions include Where the Good Lord Split You, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles (2013); The Ungovernables: New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); Citizen, Galerie Wien Lukatsch, Berlin (2011); Dave McKenzie, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2010); 30 Seconds Off an Inch, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2009); Black is, Black Ain’t, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago (2008), and Museum as Hub: Six Degrees, New Museum, New York (2008).





 


April 8
Tara Sabharwal: Painting and Printmaking


Tara Sabharwal born in Delhi, studied painting at MS University in Baroda, India and completed her Masters from Royal College of Art in London. Sabharwal explores themes of lost, remembered and revisited personal narratives. Sabharwal is inspired by multiple realities and the overlapping of time produces paintings and prints that are mostly inspired by natural and architectural imagery. She has had solo shows in London, Germany, New York, Japan, Italy, France, and Portugal. She has taught at the Guggenheim Museum, Cooper Union, City University (CUNY) and the Rubin Museum of Art. Her work is in collections of British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Peabody Essex Museum in Boston. Tara lives and works between India, UK and NY.  


April 15
Anne Katrine Senstad: Multimedia and Installation Artist

Anne Katrine Senstad is a multidisciplinary Norwegian artist who lives and works in New York City. She works at the intersection of installation art, photography, video, land art, architecture and sculpture. She has exhibited widely internationally at Zendai Moma in Shanghai, ThisIsNotAgallery in Buenos Aires, Gallery Nine5 and Elga Wimmer Gallery in NY, Pink Gallery in Seuol and KK Projects in New Orleans amongst others. Her work has been part of numerous public art commission in collaboration with the internationally renowned architecture firm Snøhetta and Ohio State Arts Council Percent for Art Program, at The Wolfe Center for the Arts, BGSU, Ohio. In 2013 she was part of the 55th Venice Biennial as part of exhibition "Metamorphoses of the Virtual". She has also been part of Art fairs including Scope Miami, Scope New York, DIVA Paris, London book Art Fair/Serpentine Gallery, and a numerous in Paris, Miami, Sao Paolo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Korea.


April 22
Ruby Chishti: Installation Artist

Ruby Chishti was born in Jhang Pakistan. Over the last 13 years, she has produced a series of lyrical sculptures and installations that touch on such issues as gender politics, universal theme of love, loss and of being human. Her work has been exhibited at various international venues including Art HongKong, Arco Madrid, India Art Fair, the Queens Museum NY; the Harris Museum, Preston UK; Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia; Icon Gallery in NY, and Vadehra Art Gallery in New Delhi. Graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore Pakistan, Ruby Chishti now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. “Art comes from life” is a lecture focused on Ruby Chishti’s unique Art practice.


April 29
Peter Dudek: Multimedia Artist
Peter Dudek is a sculptor, teacher, independent curator. He teaches sculpture at Hunter College and the School of Visual Arts in NYC and was recently commissioned to create a series of murals for downtown North Adams, Massachusetts. In addition he is the Director of Cultural Programming at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock in Adams, Massachusetts (www.bascomlodge.net) and has curated several exhibitions in NYC including Dead-Fit Beauty; Architecture, Architecture, Architecture; and Photasm. He received his Masters Degree in sculpture from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. Primarily a sculptor, his work has been recently exhibited at the Herter Gallery (UMass, Amherst) and Ventana 244 in Brooklyn.