Summer Studio Art

Visiting Artists

Phantom Factory by Nicola López

Each year the Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program brings renowned visiting artists from diverse disciplines to lecture on their work, engage with students in the studio, and meet in informal gatherings. Past visiting artists have included Chuck Close, Philip Pearlstein, Joan Synder, Nancy Spero, Toshiko Takaezu, and Terry Winters. More recently, artists like Arlene Schechet, Rochelle Feinstein, Polly Apfelbaum, and Jessica Stockholder have infused the studios with their creative energies and shared their work with faculty and students. Recent visiting artists include Terry Adkins, Jane Fine, John Torreano, and Kyle deCamp.

2014 Featured Visiting Artist
Nicola López

This year Skidmore is excited to have Nicola López as a visiting artist. Born in Santa Fe, NM, Nicola López lives and works in Brooklyn. She currently teaches at Columbia University in New York City.  Through her work in installation, drawing and printmaking, López describes and reconfigures our contemporary (primarily urban) landscape.  Her focus on describing ‘place’ stems from an interest in urban planning, architecture and anthropology and it has been fueled by time spent working and traveling in different landscapes. López has participated in numerous residency programs and received numerous grants and fellowships, including a NYFA Fellowship in Drawing/Printmaking/Book Arts and a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.  Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally at museums including MoMA in NY, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in LA, the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City and the Denver Art Museum in Denver, CO and has been featured in solo exhibitions at museums such as the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.  López’s work is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; El Museo del Barrio, NY; Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, among others. López’s site-specific work “Un-building Things” is currently on view the Balcony Lounge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.

Please click on the link below to visit the websites for images of Nicola López’s work and biographical information:

Other Visiting Artists and faculty this year will be:

RJ Calabrese * Emma Powell * Jane Fine * David Gyscek