Portraiture and Figuration – P0616-20

Date: Jul 06 - 10, 2020

Skill Level(s): IV Portfolio Review Required i

Instructor(s): Catherine Opie & Nicole Eisenman & Helen Molesworth

Tuition: $1,375
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45



Engage in critical group dialogue and critiques to hone the fundamental aspects of your work and deepen your understanding of contemporary art practice. In this master workshop, students produce work at their own pace, pausing in the mornings for discussion with the instructors. Topics are wide-ranging in both depth and breadth, including technique, concept, approach and context. Students are expected to work independently and to set their own studio goals for the week. The course strongly encourages a broad interpretation of painting and photography.


This workshop is available to ten photographers and ten painters.


Catherine Opie is an artist working with photography, film, collage and ceramics. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

Nicole Eisenman is an artist who is known primarily for her paintings. She has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship and MacArthur Fellowship and the Carnegie Prize.

Helen Molesworth was the Chief Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles from 2014-2018. Molesworth is the Curator-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch and has been involved as faculty in the Ranch’s Critical Dialog program since 2017.

Portfolio Review Required:

Thank you for your interest in our Level IV photography workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Since a portfolio review is required, the instructions on how to submit your portfolio are provided here.

In order to conduct the required portfolio review, we will need to see digital images of your work in one single PDF (as opposed to individual JPG attachments) sent directly to Anderson Ranch Studio Coordinator, Esther Nooner, via email at enooner@andersonranch.org. Please include 10 images of 10 works. Additionally, please include an image identification list that includes: title, media, dimensions and year. While not required, it is helpful to see an artist statement addressing the images you send. Lastly, please provide a phone number where you can be reached and a link to your website. These materials must be submitted as a single PDF (less than 10 MB) to be considered.

Please include “Advanced Portfolio Review” in the subject line of your email, as well as the title of the workshop for which you are applying. Submissions that do not follow the requested directions will not be reviewed.  If you are accepted, a deposit of $500 will be required within one week of notification of acceptance to hold your place. Housing will be assigned on a space-available basis upon enrollment.

Please note, if we receive your materials after Feb. 7, you will be considered on a space-available basis.

Thank you for your interest in our advanced photography workshops. Please feel free to contact Andrea Wallace with any questions at awallace@andersonranch.org or 970/924-5073.

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