Portraiture and Figuration Seminar – A06W01-20

Date: Jul 07 - 10, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

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

Price Option(s):
$275 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$675 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition. Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


Access a unique view into the work of some of the art world’s leading women to deepen your understanding of contemporary art practice with a focus on portraiture and figuration. In four sessions of studio visits, artist talks, and readings by Nicole Eisenman, Catherine Opie, and Helen Molesworth, students broaden their interpretation of painting and photography and gain inspiration to hone fundamental aspects of their own work:

7/7- Artist talk by Catherine Opie. Q&A moderated by Helen Molesworth to follow.

7/8- Nicole Eisenman gives a tour of her studio and shares new work. Q&A to follow.

7/9- Helen Molesworth reads excerpts of her book and writings about Catherine and Nicole. Q&A to follow.

7/10- Art Throwdown – Catherine, Nicole and Helen each share 10-15 images of artistic intrigue and inspiration. Q&A to follow.


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. Opie has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (1997); Saint Louis Art Museum (2000); The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2000); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2002); Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2006) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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

Helen Molesworth is a writer and curator and serves as the curator-in-residence for the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Additional Information: This four-day virtual workshop will meet from 3-4PM MST Tuesday-Friday via Zoom Video  Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com).

An Anderson Ranch staff member coordinates the online platform.

Catherine Opie - Pig Pen

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