Visiting Artists

Living Art is a visiting artist series supported by the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Puget Sound and funded by a generous grant from an anonymous donor. Living Art provides our students, staff, faculty, and the Tacoma community with deep exposure to the art world today through opportunities to learn from and develop professional relationships with nationally and internationally renowned artists, art critics, and curators of modern and contemporary art. Artists who are invited to participate in the Living Art program visit Puget Sound for seven to ten days, interacting closely with our art majors in the classroom via lectures, demonstrations of technique, individual meetings with students, and constructive critiques of student artwork. Artists also interact with the community at large through public events including lectures, town hall style meetings, and exhibitions of their work in the Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound. During the 2013-2014 academic year, artists Jeanne van Heeswijk, Randy Bolton, Josephine Halvorson, and Sandow Birk visited campus. Click here to view their biographical information and events that they participated in.  Information about artists for the 2014-2015 academic year will be forthcoming.