Visiting Artists

Gallery talk and tour with Visiting Artist Enoc Perez. Photo by Jenny Harnish.
Gallery talk and tour with Visiting Artist Enoc Perez. Photo by Jenny Harnish.

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design extends the roster of its dynamic faculty by arranging for appearances by professionals from around the world who have achieved excellence in their fields. Coming from the art and design worlds as well as literature, journalism, media, culture, entertainment and fashion, these visiting artists enrich the Corcoran community with fresh perspectives and intensive interactions with students and faculty. Through these guests, students and the public alike engage with issues relevant to visual culture today.

The Visiting Artist in Residence Program

The Visiting Artist in Residence program facilitates opportunities for students to build relationships with professional artists and designers through lectures, critiques and workshops.

Critics in the Classroom

Critics in the Classroom play a pivotal role in studio and classroom reviews, providing the students with focused points of view and a direct connection to the world of a working artist or designer. 

Visits to artists' studios, private tours of galleries with curators, and collection visits are just some of the examples of how artists and experts provide students with a more in-depth understanding of the art and design community outside of the Corcoran.

Visiting Artist Lecturers

Visiting artist lecturers join Corcoran students, faculty, and the public in the Corcoran's Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium. Guests explore themes raised by exhibitions in the Gallery or discuss current issues.

Unless otherwise noted, visiting artist lectures take place during the evening in the Corcoran's Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium and are free to attend.

Past Visiting Artists include:

  • Visiting Artist Mia Feuer
  • Newman Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecturer in Photography Paul Graham
  • Visiting Artists Marco Vera and Fernando Corona
  • Visiting Artist Ellen Harvey
  • Visiting Artist Simon Reynolds
  • Visiting Artist Enoc Perez
  • Newman Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecturer in Photography Taryn Simon
  • Visiting Artist Charlotte Dumas
  • Visiting Professor Thierry de Duve