School of Visual Arts (SVA)

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

New York, NY


"Art in the First Person" Spring 2015 lectures announced

By lisabatchelder
Jan 14, '15 11:09 AM EST
photo by Bastienne Schmidt
photo by Bastienne Schmidt

The School of Visual Arts presents the Spring 2015 Art in the First Person lecture series, bringing together notable artists, critics, curators and historians for in-depth discussions on issues related to contemporary art. The talks take place from January 13 through April 21 in venues around the SVA New York City campus. Most are free and open to the public.

Among this semester's speakers: artists James O. Clark, Johan Grmonprez, Alfredo Jaar, Judith Page, Eva and Franco Mattes,Paul Pfeiffer, Rico Gaston, Laurel Nakadate and Martin Kersels; the founders of United Photo Industries; photographers Kira Pollack, Dan Burkholder, Bastienne Schmidt and Pixy Yijun Liao; filmmaker Matt Gunther; writer Saiyid Ali Naqvi; musicologist Leo Treitler and others.

For a complete schedule of lectures, exhibitions and other public programs organized by the College, please visit

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades.  With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit