Presented by Toby Devan Lewis
The Visiting Artists Program is a core component of the Anderson Ranch experience, bringing artists of all disciplines to our campus. The program is an opportunity that affords artists the time and space to complete projects within their area of expertise and to explore new work. Visiting artists engage with the creative energy of our students through studio visits and critiques, and contribute to the Ranch community with lectures. The program provides a mutually beneficial relationship infused by a direct and meaningful exchange between our community, residents and the public.
The program began in 1980 with a series of collaborative projects in the print shop. Artists such as Red Grooms, Laurie Anderson, Roberto Juarez, John Buck, Ed Ruscha and many others were invited to work in the print shop with the technical support of Anderson Ranch staff.
Over the years, the program expanded to include special artist projects in all the major disciplines supported at the Ranch including painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, furniture making and design, digital media, performance, installation and a wide range of interdisciplinary projects.
To see a full list of Visiting Artists, please visit our Events page.
New Lecture Series
Don’t miss our new lecture series that will run weekly from October 20th through December 6th. Lectures are free, open to the public, and available in person or via livestream.
Join us for dinner! After the lecture, a buffet dinner will be served for $25 per person.
Visiting Artist and Critic Lectures
Lectures are free and open to the public. Click below to register and attend in person or via livestream.
Dec 6, 2022
Visiting Artists Lecture: Rashawn Griffin and Sam Yates
Jan 19, 2023
Visiting Artist Lecture: Deborah Roberts
Jan 19, 2023
Visiting Artist Lecture: Elaine Buss
Mar 23, 2023
Visiting Artist Lecture: Jordan Craig
Apr 12, 2023
Visiting Artist Lecture: Barbara Earl Thomas
Jun 4, 2023
Visiting Artist Lecture: Lyle Ashton Harris
Visiting Critics at Anderson Ranch
As part of our Artists-in-Residence Program, we invite internationally recognized artists and critics to give critical studio feedback to our program participants allowing residents a chance to receive constructive input on the direction of their work. During their time at the Ranch, visiting critics typically give a public lecture and spend one to three days critiquing resident or student work.
Anderson Ranch invites leading artists, critics and curators to the Ranch to share ideas and practices in a supportive interdisciplinary environment. The program is designed to foster the creation of artwork and/or to enhance the experience of program participants in other Ranch programs.