2013-2014 Studio Art Lecture Series

Fall Semester 2013

The Studio Art Program invites you to join students in the classroom for hour-long guest lectures with intriguing artists from across the country. In addition, the program hosts exhibitions and open studio events that are free and open to the public.

Artist’s Talk
N.W. Gibbons
Monday, October 7 at 11 a.m.
Loyola Hall, Room 8
Visiting artist N.W. Gibbons is a fine photographic artist whose work is included in public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art. He favors cityscapes and landscapes and his past work includes Merritt Parkway bridges and former industrial mills in Bridgeport, Conn.

Artist’s Talk 
Paul Ramirez Jonas
Monday, February 10 at 2 p.m.
Loyola Hall, Room 8
The Studio Art and Honors programs will co-sponsor this sculptor’s public lecture.Talk

Ken Buhler
Thursday, March 6 at 11 a.m.
Loyola Hall, Room 8
Visiting artist Ken Buhler, who is on the faculty at Bard College where he has taught since 2000, will discuss his paintings and drawings, which combine abstraction and recognizable imagery.

Artist’s Talk
Enrico Riley
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11 a.m.
Loyola Hall, Room 8
Visiting artist Enrico Riley, assistant professor at Dartmouth College, will discuss his paintings and drawings and the influence of jazz in his early pieces in connection with cities.

Junior Senior Seminar Exhibition
Tuesday, April 15-Monday, May 5, 2014
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lukacs Gallery, Experimental and Gallery 10
Loyola Hall, lower level
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Studio Art majors in the Junior Senior Seminar will install and exhibit their work developed during the spring 2014 semester. Works will be in a variety of media.

Past Events

Fall Semester 2012


Fred Gutzeit

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Loyola 8
11:15 a.m.

Fred Gutzeit, New York artist, Fred Gutzeit's art work is comprised of a matrix of networks, paralleling urban density and connectivity. The lecture will focus on the history and development of his work in relationship to New York and the art world as an urban experience.

Sponsored by Studio Art **

View poster






Leeah Joo

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 
Loyola 8
2:15 p.m.

Leeah Joo, the artist, a painter and visiting studio adjunct at Fairfield University next year, will lecture on her cultural background and its influence on her current work.

Sponsored by Studio Art

View poster


studio_art_yarrington_posterThe Falling Edge: Iceland, Venezuela, Bhutan

Invited panelist, Dr. Kim Bridgford, poet/collaborator. Faculty panelists include Dr. Gisela Gil-Eguis, Communications; Dr. Vincent Rosivach, Classics; Dr. Edrik Lopez, English and Dr. Ryan Drake, Philosophy.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 
DNL Multimedia Room, 
Reception at 5:30 and Lecture at 6 p.m.

Jo Yarrington, Robert Wall Award lecture - The Falling Edge: Iceland, Venezuela, Bhutan
The lecture and panel will focus on collaboration, interdisciplinary work and a response to cities through global travel.

Sponsored by Studio Art and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

View poster

Dr. Matthew Kubasik: The Art and Science of Electroplating*

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Diffley Board Room
4-6 p.m.

Demonstration and lecture: The Art and Science of Electroplating*. Demonstration by Dr. Matthew Kubasik, Associate Professor of Chemistry, lecture by Ellenor Alcorn, Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Associate Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Art.

Sponsored by the BMA

studio_sloan_lehrerJudith Sloan and Warren Lehrer: Crossing the BLVD Project

Monday, November 5, 2012
DNL Multimedia Room 
6:00 p.m.

Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer: Crossing the BLVD project The Crossing the BLVD traveling exhibition of photographs, sounds, and stories uses the tools of contemporary art to create a multimedia experience reflecting the changing face of America. 90 photographic portraits by Warren Lehrer portray the pride, beauty, struggle and colorful humanity of individuals who have crossed through war zones, borders, oceans, and cultural divides. Portraits are paired with short narrative excerpts of the subject's monologues; contextual maps of the country or countries of origin overlaid with maps of Queens neighborhoods; panoramic landscapes of neighborhoods and images of important objects that Crossing participants carried from home to home. Audio sound stations produced by Sloan enable visitors to hear the voices, sounds and music of those portrayed in the exhibition. An ambient soundscape of people praying, voices on the streets, found and composed music, bring visitors into this crossroad of the world upon entering the exhibition. The lecture will focus on the premise, development and exhibiting of this project.

Sponsored by Studio Art **

View poster

The Extended Landscape

Friday, November 9, 2102
Xavier 15
12:20-1:30 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.

Demonstration and lecture by Keith Johnson, photographer, on his work and digital process "Lightroom"

Sponsored by Studio Art

Constantinople: Art and Urban Life under Christian and Islamic Rule*

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
DNL Multimedia Room
5 p.m.

Dr. Sarah Tyler Brooks/James Madison University, School of Art, Design and Art History/ Assistant Professor of Art & Art History

Co-sponsored by the AH Program and the BMA

The Essential Line: Drawn to the Academic Tradition*

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
DNL Multimedia Room
5 p.m.

Dr. Patricia Mainardi (Professor Emerita, CUNY Graduate Center; Visiting Professor, New York University).

Sponsored by the BMA

Spring Semester 2013

Invisible Cities

Titled after Italo Calvino's beloved book - which imagines Marco Polo's vivid descriptions of numerous cities of a fading empire to Kublai Khan - the exhibition features the work of ten diverse artists who re-imagine urban landscapes both familiar and fantastical.

Thursday, January 31, 2013
MassMOCA, Apr 14, 2012-February 4, 2013 Galleries
Bus leaving from Fairfield Rec Plex, 7 a.m.
Mass MOCA field trip, 
Participating classes: SA 300, 301, 107, AH 11, 15 (and SA/AH majors)

Co-sponsored by Studio Art, Art History

Dr. Maria Antonella Pelizzari: Photography Curator

Friday, March 1, 2013
Loyola 8
11:15 a.m

Dr. Maria Antonella Pelizzari, photography curator, Dr. Pelizzari will discuss her selection of Italian photographers who focus on the urban environment in the exhibition Peripheral Visions: Italian Photography in Context, 1950s- Present. The exhibition, accompanied by an extensive catalogue, opened at the Leibsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, February 2, 2012.

Sponsored by Studio Art **

Audrey Flack: Photo Realist painter

Monday, March 4, 2013
Venue: tbd
7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies

Nathan Carter: Mixed Media Artist

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Loyola 8
12 noon

Nathan Carter, mixed media artist, whimsical in appearance, Carter's art often embraces the realm of modern technology, especially that used in covert operations, such as radio transmissions, encoded transcriptions, and other electronic communications and devices that function not only to more effectively connect different parts of the world to one another, but also to place people under surveillance and deprive them of their privacy or sense of complacency. Carter will discuss why living in New York City influences his art and how in works such as Brooklyn Street Treasures From New Utrecht Avenue he incorporates trash such as broken taillight covers, bottle caps, corks, wood, Plexiglas lifted from the streets of Brooklyn.

Sponsored by Studio Art **

A Woman Like That

(Filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod merges her own coming of middle-age story with her pursuit of the truths behind the legends of 17th century female painter Artemisia Gentileschi's dramatic art and life) 

Friday, March 22, 2013

QCA, Kelley Theatre 
7 p.m.

Ellen Weissbrod/Independent Filmmaker, Screening and Audience Talk back

Sponsored by the BMA

Noah Charney: Traffickers, Thieves and Forgers in the World of Art

Sunday, March 24, 2013
QCA, Open Visions Forum, Kelley Theatre
3 p.m., (with a reception following the talk in the Great Hall and at the BMA)

The Recent Photographs of Stanley Greenberg*

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
DNL Multimedia Room
5 p.m.

Robert Shamis/Fine-Art Photographer, Consultant, and Independent Curator

Sponsored by the BMA

Opening Your Eyes to This Place: Architecture and Spirituality**

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Diffley Board Room
6 p.m. (with reception to follow in the Great Hall)

Judith Dupre

Sponsored by Studio Art, the BMA, Art History, and the Humanities Institute

* Presented with the support of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, sponsored by the Robert Lehman Foundation.
**Presented with the support of the Fairfield University Humanities Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences

About Us →

Admission & Aid →

Academics →

Life at Fairfield →

Parents & Families →

Alumni & Friends →

Athletics →