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

Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Carolee Schneemann
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 7:30pm
Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Artist Bio
Over a more than five-decade career, Carolee Schneemann has transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work—which spans performance, video, installation, photography, text, and painting—is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, and the body of the artist in dynamic relationship to the social body.

Schneemann’s work was featured in On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century at MoMA, New York; other exhibition venues include the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. The retrospective Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises was recently exhibited at the Dorsky Museum of Art, New York; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; and Krannert Museum, Champaign-Urbana. Visit Schneemann's website at

A solo exhibition of Schneemann’s work runs November 14–December 22, 2012 at Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco. 


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.