ART THEORY AND PRACTICE

Welcome to the Department of Art Theory & Practice (AT&P) at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University. The department has both an undergraduate program, offering a baccalaureate degree, and a graduate program, offering a Masters of Fine Arts degree.

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recent visiting artists

2014-2015

Adam Szymczyk | John Smith | Pinar Yoldas

 

2013-2014
Lucía Sanromán
| Kerry Tribe | Denise Markonish | Brian Holmes | Claire Pentecost | Mark Dion | Julia Fish

2012-2013
Clifford Owens
| Cauleen Smith | John Neff | Kira O'Reilly | James Richards | Laurel Nakadate | Doug Ischar

 

2011-2012
Ana Prvacki
| Lize Mogel | Awkward x 2 | Mark Jeffery & Judd Morrissey | Elijah Burgher | Paul Ramirez Jonas

2010-2011
Sergio Torres-Torres | Renée Green | Dave McKenzie | Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle | Hamra Abbas | Nancy Shaver | Matthew Rich | Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev | Wayne Koestenbaum | John Marriott | Laura Marks

2009-2010
Yoshua Okon | Dani Leventhal | Anna Biller | Mike Hoolbloom | Theaster Gates | Matt King | Saul Ostrow | Peter Magubane | Linda Besemer

2008 - 09
Geof Oppenheimer
| Fritz Haeg |Tom Marioni |
Dan Graham |Andrea Bowers | Gaylen Gerber |Deborah Stratman | William J. O'Brien | Amanda Ross-Ho

2007 - 08
Hamza Walker | Claire Sherman | The Speculative Archive | Takao Kawaguchi | Anoka Faruquee | Faith Wilding | Harrel Fletcher | Nayland Blake | Emna Zghal | Catherine Sullivan | Emily Jacir | Chris Sperandio | Claire Bishop | Cheryl Donegan | Robert A. Pruitt

2006 - 07
Kamrooz Aram | Pedro Lasch | Coco Fusco | Scott Reeder |
Sara Black | Stan Shellabarger | Sharon Hayes | Salem Collo-Julin & Marc Fischer | Mendi and Keith Obadike | OUT OF SIGHT

2005 - 06
Amy Adler | Mequitta Ahuja | Paul Chan | Patty Chang | Ken Fandell | Pamela Fraser | Gareth James | Virgil Marti | Dave McKenzie | Ernesto Neto | Mai-Thu Perret | POST POST STUDIO

2004 - 05
Ben Butler
| Sean Duffy | Sam Durant | Diana Fridd | Inigo Manglano-Ovalle | Damir Niksic | Katy Siegel | Stephanie Snider | Tony Tasset | Shirley Tse | Mel Ziegler

2003 - 04
Cindy Bernard
| Andrea Fraser | Michelle Grabner | Renee Green | Laura Owens | Dan Perjovschi | Richard Rezac | Howard Singerman | Christopher Wool

2002 - 03
Gregg Bordowitz
| Michael Corris | Simon Grennan & Chris Sperandio | Joseph Grigley | Helen Mirra | Amy Sillman

besemer

Linda Besemer

explores the plasticity and physicality of painting. Spilling from aluminum rods affixed to gallery walls are dried sheets of two-sided patterned acrylic paint. Referencing critical theory, feminism, objecthood, decoration and finish fetish, Besemer’s paintings question the forms and underlying signifying practices of modernism, abstraction and the two-dimensionality of the medium. Besemer’s paintings have been featured in numerous museums, most notably: The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Corcoran Museum of Contemporary Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Albright Knox Museum, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Grand Arts Center for Contmeporary Arts, SITE, Sante Fe, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, and The Palm Beach ICA. She is also exhibiting internationally in Europe and Mexico.