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

Graduate Lecture Series

Lucy Raven
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 6:30pm
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Lecture: Please Focus

Lucy Raven is an artist whose work explores the relationship between still photography and the moving image, as well as the effects of technology on the world. Her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings internationally including Forum Expanded, Berlinale, Berlin (2013); Lucy Raven: Hammer Project, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2012); Documentary Fortnight, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); and Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, New York (2010). Raven is a contributing editor to BOMB magazine, and her writing has appeared in publications such as Artforum, BOMB, and October.

Lucy Raven
RP31, 2012
35-millimeter film still, 4:48 min.
Courtesy of the Artist

About the Graduate Lecture Series
SFAI's Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) allows students to engage with emerging and established artists, curators, critics, and historians working in both local and global art communities. As an investigation of the contemporary issues relevant to students’ full education and experience, GLS gives the entire graduate body a common interdisciplinary foundation. It also plays a crucial role in defining individual praxis and the meanings of “success” within the current and future landscape of contemporary art. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with some of the guests for individual critiques, small group colloquia, and informal gatherings after the lectures.

All Summer GLS lectures begin at 6:30 pm on Fridays in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit