Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Brent Green
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:30pm
Lecture Hall
Co-presented with the San Francisco Film Society. Free and open to the public.
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Artist Bio
Brent Green is a visual artist, filmmaker, and storyteller working in the Appalachian hills of rural Pennsylvania. Green has crafted his rickety folk-punk style, in which he applies new technologies to  staunchly DIY roots, into everything from an animated feature film (Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, 2010) to a hacked LCD and steel animation machine (To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, 2012) to an in-progress film combining live action and photography collage (Anatomical Maps With Battle Plans). His films have screened, often with live musical accompaniment, at MoMA, New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Sundance Film Festival. Visit Green's website at

To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given is on view September 15–October 20, 2012 at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in San Francisco, presented by the San Francisco Film Society’s KinoTek program.


About the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series
SFAI’s Visiting Artists and Scholars (VAS) lecture series provides students and faculty—as well as the wider Bay Area public—with direct exposure to major figures in contemporary global art and culture. It creates an open forum through which SFAI’s students are challenged to go beyond basic canonical approaches to the study of art and to discover a global perspective that encourages conceptual and comparative approaches. In addition to the public lectures they give, visiting artists and scholars regularly engage with students in an immediate and active way, by teaching intensives or by participating in seminars, critiques, or colloquia.

All VAS lectures begin at 7:30 pm in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit 


Thank You to Our Sponsors!
SFAI’s exhibitions and public programs—a component of which is the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series—are supported in part by the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. The Winfred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Painting Practices are funded by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation. The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is funded by the generosity of the family of Richard Diebenkorn.