Our Visiting Artists, Designers, and Professionals program is a longstanding tradition of providing our students with an opportunity to learn about current and emerging trends in art, design, and related areas. Through these class-room discussions, lectures, and workshops, students are exposed to contemporary national and international artists, designers, and professionals who are innovators in their areas of expertise.


Art, Studio Art, Art History, Visual Studies

  • Javier Anguera, librarian/archivist, Contemporary Culture IndexSteve Badanes, Artist
  • Linda Beaumont, Public Art Artist
  • Robert Blackson director of exhibitions, Tyler School of Art at Temple University
  • John Craig Freeman, new media public artist Futurefarmers art collective
  • Louis-Philippe Demers, Interactive Media & Robotics artist
  • Beth Galston, Artist, Sculptor
  • Mags Harries, Artist
  • Lajos Héder, Artist
  • Billie Grace Lynn, Kinetic Sculpture Artist
  • Laura Kalman, Artist
  • Zach Kaplan, executive director, Rhizome at the New Museum
  • Neil Leonard, Sound Artist
  • Hou Liping, Artist
  • Pam Longobardi, Painter, Photographer
  • Maria Magdalena Campos Pons, Artist
  • Tom McDonough, Art Historian
  • Tim Miller, performance artist
  • Lize Mogel, artist/counter-cartographer
  • Chloe Piene, Artist
  • Rachel Perry Welty, Artist
  • Mark Reed, Artist, Founder
  • Karlis Rekevics, Sculpture Artist
  • Botond Reszegh, Artist
  • Alex Klein Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE ’60) curator, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia


  • Paul America, CG Artist
  • Jeff Kleiser, CEO and Co-founder, Special Effects Artist, Producer, Director
  • Terrence Masson, Director, Special Effects Artist
  • Michael Mattesi, Animator
  • Scott McCloud, Special Effects Artist, Technical Director, Author
  • Gary Schwartz, Artist, Animator, Educator
  • Wang Lei, Animation Film Maker, Educator


  • Rick Callahan, Founder
  • Carlota Duarte, Artist, Photographer
  • David Hillard, Photographer
  • Stella Johnson,  Photographer
  • Beatrix Reinhardt, Photographer
  • Jim Stone, Artist, Photographer
  • William Wegman, Photographer
  • Joel Peter Witkin, Photographer

Video Arts

  • Abigail Child, Film and Video Artist, Author
  • Kevin Jerom Everson, Video Artist
  • Rufus Butler Seder and Meredith Bak, Film and Video Artist

Game Design

  • Ken Arnold, Game Designer, Co-creator
  • Seth Sivak, Game Designer

Graphic and Information Design

  • Jake Barton, Designer
  • Cyrus Highsmith, Designer
  • Mikro Ilic, Designer
  • Laura Kurgan, Designer
  • Krzysztof Lenk, Graphic Designer
  • Manuel Lima, Designer
  • Christopher Pullman, Design Consultant, Former VP for Design
  • Nolen Strals, Designer
  • Jer Thorp, Designer
  • Bruce Willin, Designer
  • Dietmar R. Winkler, Artist