Visiting Scholars & Artists

Senior Scholars and Visiting Scholars
CWAH welcomes scholars engaging in range of activities including research, collaborations, publications, and other scholarly projects.

Visiting Artists/Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist
CWAH supports visiting artists, including the annual Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist. The Lebowitz Visiting Artist brings to Rutgers University and the general public the work of renowned contemporary women artists through exhibitions and short campus residencies that include class visits and public lectures.

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Ilene Fort

2017-2018, Senior Scholar

Senior Curator of American Art, and The Gail and John Liebes Curator of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
 
Additional  Information Forthcoming

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Marcia Oliveira

Fall 2016, Visiting Scholar

Marcia Oliveira holds a PhD in Comparative Literature with the thesis Portuguese Women Artists in the post-Revolution Context. Currently she is an Associate Researcher at CEHUM, Braga, Portugal and has recently been awarded a post-doctorate grant by FCT for a research project on artists' books. Initially trained as a journalist, she completed a Masters in Aesthetics at Nova University of Lisbon with a thesis on Portuguese painter Paula Rego. Her research has focused on a dialogue between visual arts and feminism. Her publications include the book Arte e Feminismo em Portugal no contexto pos-revolucao (ed. Humus/CEHUM, 2015) and the articles "Is this desire? Power, Politics, and Sexuality in Paula Rego's Extreme Bodies", Journal of Romance Studies (New York: Bergham; accepted for publication), "From practice to theory: the ontological turn in 1970s feminist art", Women and the Arts: Dialogues in Female Creativity aestheticism, politics, and contemporary materialism", n.paradoxa -- International Feminist Art Journal, (volume 28, 2011).

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Laura Anderson Barbata

Laura Anderson Barbata

2016-2017 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Born in Mexico City and based in New York City. Professor at the Escuela Nacional de Escultura, Pintura y Grabado La Esmeralda of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, México. Her transdisciplinary work has received grants and awards from Bellas Artes and FONCA. Since 1992 has worked primarily in the social realm, and has initiated projects in the Amazon of Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway, the USA, and Mexico. Her work is included in various private and public collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Museo de Arte Moderno Mexico City, and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.

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Chitra Ganesh, Delicate Line: Corpse She Was Holding, 2010, silkscreen with lithography, monotype, relief and glitter, 22 x 28"

Chitra Ganesh

2015-2016 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn based artist whose drawing, mixed media, site-specific, and text based works address buried narratives typically absent from the official canons of history, literature, and art. Her imagery is drawn from a broad range of references spanning from the iconography of Hindu, Greek, and Buddhist mythology to 19th Century European portraiture and fairytales to more contemporary cultural references such as Bollywood, Anime and comic books.

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Grimanesa Amorós, Light Between the Islands #2, 2013, LEDs, diffusive material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware, 6' 7" x 9' 6" x 1'

Grimanesa Amorós

2014-2015 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Grimanesa Amorós is a renowned multi-disciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory. Born in Lima, Peru, she lives and works in New York City. Amorós is most known for her large-scale light-based public art installations. Her work incorporates elements from sculpture, video, lighting, and cutting edge technology to create site-specific installations that engage architecture and create community.

The solo exhibition and campus visit by Grimanesa Amorós was part of Momentum: Women/Art/Technology.

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Martha Wilson, Red Cruella, 2010, Color photographs with text, 21.5" x 29.25"

Martha Wilson

2013-2014 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Wilson, a native of Newtown, PA, who has lived in New York since 1974, is esteemed for both her solo artistic production and her maverick efforts to champion creative forms that are "vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content." In 1976 Wilson founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artists' books, installation art, video, online and performance art, further challenging institutional norms, the roles artists play within society, and expectations about what constitutes acceptable art mediums.

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Zuzana Stefkova

Zuzana Stefkova

Spring 2013, Senior Scholar

The aim of my project is to analyze the intersections of gender and art pedagogy in the US context and apply my findings within the framework of Czech art institutions. I intend to research the changing position of women artists within the institutional hierarchies and explore the gendered interactions between the lecturers and students. Furthermore, I seek to analyze the various approaches to lecturing on feminist art and art made by women. In order to do that I will be using interviews (existing as well as my own) conducted with the founders of feminist art pedagogy, and today's faculty and students of art institutions, information retrieved from biographies, and study of practice and theoretical background of feminist pedagogy. From a broader perspective, this project aims to enhance our understanding of relations of gender and art education in the post-socialist environment.
Project Abstract

Interview in Art:21 Blog

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Ferris Olin

Dr. Ferris Olin

2012-2015, Senior Scholar

More Information Forthcoming

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Margot Badran

Dr. Margot Badran

2012-2016, Senior Scholar

My project examines the art of ongoing revolution in Egypt as act or activism -- its processes, forms, and goals -- and as art as a creative product. It looks at Egyptian women as artists and activists analyzing their visual and verbal narratives of revolutionary creativity.
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Ariane Littman, stills from Mehika/Erasure, 2006, Performance at Heara 10: Comments on the Israeli Acropolis, Science Museum, Jerusalem

Ariane Littman

2012-2013 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Ariane Littman lives and works in Jersusalem, Israel. Her works use aerial, road, historic, and closure maps to address the various borders, checkpoints, barriers, and road networks throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem.  Littman produces works in a variety of media including performance, videos, collage, and photography. 

The solo exhibition and campus visit by Ariane Littman was part of The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society.

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Audrey Flack, Daphne Speaks, 2017, archival inkjet print with hand drawing, 38 3/4" x 27 3/4"

Audrey Flack

2011-2012 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Audrey Flack is a pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor. Her philosophical use of the mystical and the myth is seen in such series as The Art Muse and Recent Pages from an Ancient Past. All of Flack's works can be seen as self-portraits.  She either uses her own face, as in the photographic works Recent Pages from an Ancient Past, or bases her prints and drawings on photographs of her goddess sculptures. In all her work, Flack celebrates the beneficial power of women.  

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Painting by Renee Spierdijk. Copyright the artist.

Renee Spierdijk

Spring 2012, Visiting Scholar

Renee Spierdijk lives and works in England. As a visiting artist, Renee Spierdijk proposes to continue the exploration of her subject matter -- portraiture of girls and women, domestication, politics, and religion.
Biography & Project Abstract

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Muriel Magenta

Muriel Magenta

2011-2012, Visiting Scholar

More Information Forthcoming

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Anne Swartz

Anne Swartz

2011-2012, Visiting Scholar

More Information Forthcoming

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Joan Snyder, Red Flowers, 2010, paper pulp painting

Joan Snyder

2010-2011 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Snyder is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneering feminist artist, who graduated from Douglass College (BA, 1962) and Rutgers in 1966 with a MFA. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award (2007) and was inducted into Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in May 2011. Throughout her career Snyder has combined oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, glitter, fabric, bark, straw, herbs, beads, paper mache and other materials in her paintings to create uniquely fluid surfaces. Her paint is applied as thick and heavy, light and washy, or propelled onto and dripped down the canvas to create vibrant expressionistic works.

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Hana Iverson

Hana Iverson

2009-2011, Visiting Scholar

Neighborhood Narratives is a locative media education project, in which Iverson employs the neighborhood as social practice to explore questions about place, embodiment, and social engagement inside of mobile and other alternative forms of distribution. Iverson approaches the education environment as a communications network, situating conventional disciplines of media and art production within structures of social exchange. An important aspect of this model is its position both inside and outside of the academy and the extension of the classroom to the city, locally and internationally, via social computing and physical interfaces. The Neighborhood Narratives Project has been hosted at Temple University, New York University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick and Drexel University and networked between New York, Philadelphia, London, Rome and Tokyo.

Neighborhood Narratives website

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Surrealism and Women, 1991, eds. Gwen Raaberg, Mary Ann Caws, & Rudolf E. Kuenzli

Gwen Raaberg

Spring 2009, Visiting Scholar

More Information Forthcoming

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Cecilia Vicu
ña, Melinko Lauen/Water Cry/Cascada Que Llora, 2009, site specific installation in the rotunda of the Douglass Library, Rutgers University, Unspun wool, 2.6m x 15.7m

Cecilia Vicuña

2009-2010 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Cecilia Vicuña is a Chilean-born artist who lives and works in New York City. Renowned for her "precarious" installations in nature, which address ecological issues, Vicuña bridges the space between art and poetry, integrating multiple media into her work. Her visual language speaks to the past and the future by exploring parallels between the ancient indigenous worldview of the Americas and the worldview of particle physicists which includes concepts of entanglement and the multiverse.

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Ren
ée Cox, Lolivya, part of the series Queen Nanny of the Maroons, 2004, digital inkjet prints on watercolor paper, 53" x 43"

Renée Cox

2008-2009 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Renee Cox is one of the most controversial African- American artists working today. She often uses her own body clothed or nude to celebrate black womanhood and criticize a society she often views as racist and sexist.

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Berni Searle, Waiting #1, 2003, Lithography on BFK Rives watercolor paper, 35cm x 53cm

Berni Searle

2007-2008 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Berni Searle, who works primarily in video and photography, lives and works in Capetown, South Africa and New York City. Her art works examine the conceptual intersection between personal and social identity as it relates to history, memory, heritage, race, and gender.

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May Stevens, The Band Played On, part of Femfolio, 2007, Digital print and hand lithography with gold dusting, 12" x 12", edition of 60

May Stevens

2006-2007 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Ms. Stevens is a pioneering feminist artist, known for her large scale paintings and smaller scale works on paper.

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Molly Snyder-Fink

Molly Snyder-Fink

2005-2006 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Molly Snyder-Fink is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Snyder-Fink has been working as a documentary filmmaker for over a decade and has been involved in every aspect of the process from pre to post-production.

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Miriam Schapiro, In the Land of Oo-bla-dee: Homage to Mary Lou Williams, 1993, six color lithograph on white Rives (cut out and hinged onto Folio Gray) 22" x 30", edition of 100

Miriam Schapiro

2004-2005 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Miriam Schapiro is known as a leader in two art movements: the Feminist Art Movement and the Pattern & Decoration Movement. Schapiro was a painter, sculptor, and a printmaker whose artwork blurs the line between fine art and craft.

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Hung Liu, Red River, 1998, oil on canvas, 80 x 80"

Hung Liu

2001-2002 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Known for paintings based on historical Chinese photographs, Hung Liu's subjects over the years have been prostitutes, refugees, street performers, soldiers, laborers, and prisoners, among others. 

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June Wayne, Whoopers, 1998
Lithograph, edition of 40, 38 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Collaborator: Eileen M. Foti, Image courtesy of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions

June Wayne

2000-2001 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

June Wayne, helped to pioneer a revival of fine-art print making in the 1960s when she founded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. Wayne gained an international reputation starting in 1960 when she began to invite leading artists to collaborate with professional printers at Tamarind and create artist's prints. An accomplished artist in her own right, Wayne's unusual taste in subject matter led to paintings, lithographs and tapestries about DNA structure, atomic fission and organic chemistry.

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Siri Berg, Straight Line and Bars, 1996, Oil and linen, 3 panels each 30 x 20 inches

Siri Berg

1999-2000 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Siri Berg explores the visual qualities and artistic possibilities inherent in classic literature, musicology, the Kabbalah, found industrial objects, and the careful blending of paints to create wholly unique spectrums of color.

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Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann

1999-2000 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist in Residence

Carolee Schneemann is an American visual artist, known for her discourses on the body, sexuality and gender. Her work is primarily characterized by research into visual traditions, taboos, and the body of the individual in relationship to social bodies.