The Loop

Announcing Visiting Artists and Scholars 2011-2012




2pm, September 15th, 2011,

Faculty host: Anna Calluori Holcombe.

6:30pm, October 13th, 2011, Fine Arts Building B 103.

Faculty host: Amy Vigilante.
(Co-funded by University Gallery)

Jim Drain
has earned an impressive international reputation and received great acclaim for his large-scale, wildly colorful, textile-based sculpture incorporating found objects. Drain, well known in both the public art realm and in the museum and gallery world, started his career as part of the art and music collective Forcefield, His work is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. His exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial (2002), the Lyon Biennial, Deitch Projects, and he is represented by Greene-Naftali Gallery in New York. Drain is included in many major publications including the prestigious sculptural survey book Vitamin 3-D New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation (2009). Drain graduated from RISD in 1998 with a BFA in sculpture. Originally from Cleveland, Drain lives and works in Miami, Florida.


October 14th, 2011, Room/Time TBA, Fine Arts Building C,

Faculty host: Sean Miller.


Dr. Marilyn Lennon is a community based art practitioner and founder of the SpiritStore art project. Her research and educational interests include the theories and practices of both Interaction Design and Socially Engaged Art. Dr. Lennon works as an Interaction Designer and a Lecturer for Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD, LIT). As part of a small team at the Limerick School of Art and Design in ‘09/’10, she co-wrote a Masters program in Social Practice in Art and Design, as a result she is currently Joint Program Leader of the MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment, (MA SPACE) Limerick Institute of Technology.


6:30pm, October 20th, 2011, Fine Arts Building B 103.

Faculty host: Craig Smith.


Matthew Bakkom is an artist working across media. He has recently completed a publication of photographs culled from the New York City Municipal Archives (published by Steidl) and in 2009 published the New York City Museum of Complaints (Steidl Press). Bakkom exhibits nationally and internationally and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


6:30pm, November 14th, 2011, Fine Arts Building B 103.

Faculty host: Sergio Vega.



Jan. 19, 2011. Place and time TBA.

Faculty host: Joyce Tsai. Co-funded by Harn Eminent Scholars Committee.


Tue Greenfortʼs interdisciplinary practice deals with a broad variation of interlinked issues such as nature and technology, resources and globalization the public and private spheres. Interweaving these subjects with the language of contemporary art the artist formulates a critique of current economical and scientific production practices often in a site generic manner.
Tue Greenfort (*1973 in Holbaek, Denmark) lives and works in Berlin where he is represented by Johann König. He has had extensive solo presentations at South
London Gallery, London (2011), the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2008) and Secession, Vienna (2007). He has participated in numerous international exhibitions held at institutions like the Kunstverein Hannover (2011), Royal Academy of Arts, London (2009), Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2009), Among his publications the most comprising one, Linear Deflection, was published by Walther König in 2009


6:30pm, January 26th, 2012, Fine Arts Building B.

Faculty host: Ron Janowich.

Elisabeth Condon
, a painter, overlays the visual memory of her native Los Angeles with places she has traveled—Miami, Cadaques, Saratoga Springs, Sydney and Beijing—in landscapes where Yuan Dynasty scrolls meet the Flintstones. Her paintings establish idiosyncratic pictorial structures with improvisational pours of paint, sketchbook drawings and digital projections. Working in oil, acrylic and ink, Condon’s paintings, drawings and collages vacillate between pattern and form, treating space as sliver-thin layers of information sandwiched together, like digital files.

CHIP LORD  (Ant Farm)

6:30pm, March 29th, 2012, Fine Arts Building B.

Faculty host: Sean Miller. Co-funded by English Department.



Chip Lord is an artist who works with video and photography. As a member of Ant Farm [1968-1978] he produced the video art classics Media Burn  and The Eternal Frame as well as the Cadillac  Ranch sculpture in Amarillo, Texas.  Since 1980 he has worked independently and in collaboration producing video installations and single channel  videotapes. His media work straddles documentary and experimental genres, often mixing the two, and has been shown widely at film and video festivals and in Museums. In 2005 a retrospective of his video work was shown at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arts Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.  His project Movie Map, which includes photographs of San Francisco neighborhood theaters and video was shown at the Rena Bransten Gallery in 2003 and in the exhibition, AUTO.SUEÑO Y MATERIA in Gijon and Madrid, Spain, 2009.  In partnership with Bruce Tomb he executed a temporary public Art commission for the City of San Jose, Hello, San Jose, in 2008.  In 2010 he completed a public video art piece for the remodeled Bradley Terminal at LAX Airport titled To & From LAX.  A related single channel video, IN TRANSIT, has just been completed, 2011.


The exhibition, ANT FARM 1968-1978, originated by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, 2004, and was shown at five other locations in the US and Europe.   Additional exhibitions were at the FRAC Centre, Orleans, France (Oct. 11 – Dec. 22, 2007) and the Graduate Architecture School at Columbia University (March, 2008). Each exhibition produced a book monograph about Ant Farm.