2015 Featured Artist Series
The Featured Artists Series hosts world-renowned artists and curators who visit the Ranch to present, perform and discuss their work. Participants also engage in roundtable discussions, interact with students and faculty and attend receptions with supporters of Anderson Ranch.
2015 Featured Artists will be announced soon!
With more than 1,500 in attendance each year, the Featured Artists Series has quickly become one of Anderson Ranch’s most popular public programs. The free, open-to-the-public presentations begin at 12:30 p.m. and are held at Schermer Meeting Hall on the Anderson Ranch Arts Center campus. As seating is limited, advanced registration is required.
2014 Featured Artists
In conversation with Michael Golec
Lauded as the father of the art furniture movement, celebrated American artist Wendell Castle has been a sculptor, designer and educator for over 5 decades. From the outset of his career, Castle has consistently challenged the boundaries of functional design, becoming renown for his superb craftsmanship, whimsically organic forms and original techniques for stack-laminating wood. (more …)
Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates has developed an expanded practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics. Founder of the non-profit Rebuild Foundation, Gates is currently Director of Arts and Public Life at the University of Chicago. (more …)
A Los Angeles-based artist, Gaines’ solo exhibition, Notes on Social Justice, opened on September 6, 2013 at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York, NY. The exhibition includes earlier works, “Night/Crimes” (1994/1995) and “Skybox I” (2011), as well as newer bodies of works, “Notes on Social Justice,” and “Manifestos 2. (more …)
Catherine Opie has become one of America’s premier documentarians, photographing the American landscape—from its Alaskan glaciers to its suburban freeways—as frequently as she images its citizens. Opie’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. (more …)
Nagle is an artist, musician and songwriter. His small-scale sculptures appear in numerous Museums and Private collections around the world. Most recently, Nagle was featured at the 2013 Venice Biennial and has received many prestigious awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012 and an Academy Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 2011. (more …)
The 2014 Summer Series is made possible by the generous support of Susan Beckerman, Bunny and Charles Burson, Rona and Jeff Citrin, Bunni and Paul Copaken, Friends in honor of Lee and Mel Eagle and the recent exhibition of their collection at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Marilyn and Larry Fields, The Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, Jody Guralnick and Michael Lipkin, Janet and Bob Hoffman, Sue Hostetler and Don Drapkin, Ann and Tom Korologos, Toby Devan Lewis, Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers/R & Company, New York, Nancy and Bruce Stevens.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who make the Featured Artists Series possible: