Art Department


Falk Visiting Artists

Every year the Department of Art and the Weatherspoon Museum collaborate to bring guest artists to the UNCG campus through the Falk Visiting Artist program. The artist's visits are accompanied by an exhibition in the Weatherspoon.

Lesley Dill, Falk Visiting Artist

September 13 through December 7 - WAM
Artist's Gallery Talk: Wednesday, September 17 - 4pm - 5pm
Artist's Lecture: Thursday, September 18- 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Lesley Dill works in sculpture, photography and performance, using a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body, and transformational experience. Her work has been widely exhibited and collected and can be found in the collections of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Cleveland Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kansas City; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others.

As the Fall 2014 Falk Visiting Artist at the Weatherspoon and the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dill will present a lecture and gallery talk on her work and participate in MFA graduate student critiques.

Craig Hood, Falk Visiting Artist

January 17 through April 19th - WAM
Artist's Gallery Talk: Wednesday, February 11- 4pm - 5pm
Artist's Lecture: Thursday, February 12 - 5:30pm-6:30pm

Craig Hood lives and works in Portsmouth, NH. He has taught painting and drawing at the University of New Hampshire since 1981. He has an extensive exhibition record nationally (also in Japan and Canada) and has won a Ford Foundation Grant, been a finalist for the Rome Prize in Painting (1987), and nominated for a Louis Comfort-Tiffany Award (1999). He has participated in group exhibitions at the Bowery Gallery, the First Street Gallery, The National Academy of Design, and the New York Studio School. He has been associated with galleries in Washington, D. C. (Jane Haslem), Naples, FLA (Trudy Labell), and Portland, ME (Greenhut Galleries). Since the early 1990s he has focused primarily on figure-in-landscape images; in 2006 one of these, Man Coming or Going, was included in a comprehensive examination of the human figure in American art at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, The Figure in American Painting and Drawing, 1985-2005.

Craig Hood has also taught English at Kobe University (1996-97) in Kobe, Japan, and painting and drawing in Ascoli Piceno, Italy (UNH in Italy Program, fall semester, 2002).

In 2011 he had his first solo exhibition, Blue River, at Beaux-arts des Ameriques in Montreal, Canada. In June-July of 2014 he will have a second exhibition at the same gallery. Recently he was named as a Falk Visiting Artist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he will have a solo exhibition at the Weatherspoon Museum during January-April of 2015.

Mary Panzer, Falk Visiting Art Historian

Artist's Lecture: Wednesday, March 25 - 5pm - 6pm - WAM

Mary Panzer is an internationally recognized scholar of photography and its history. Since 1982, she has produced books, articles, and exhibitions which explore photographs as both documents of the past and expressive works of art. Her work ranges from the 1830s through the end of the twentieth century.

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