University of South Florida

School of Art & Art History

USF College of The Arts

Kennedy Family Artist and Scholar

The program was established in 2009 due to a generous gift by the Kennedy family for an Endowed Artist and Scholar Residency in the USF School of Art and & Art History.

Each year, with input from students and faculty, a recognized professional is invited for up to one semester to develop groundbreaking interdisciplinary projects and to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. During their visit, these eminent arts professionals develop creative solutions to challenging issues of contemporary society and act as catalysts for formal outreach within the institution and beyond, in the diverse cultures of the Tampa Bay communities.

In addition to the Kennedy Family Artist and Scholars in Residence, the school brings notable and emerging artists, scholars and arts professionals to campus for brief visits, often including community outreach endeavors. Visit the Kennedy Visiting Artists and Scholars page to see guests we have invited in past semesters.

All Online Virtual Lectures require USF ID to view.

Fall 2021 Artist and Scholar Lectures

Abigail DeVille
November 3 at 7:00 pm >> View Online Lecture

Spring 2021 Artist and Scholar Lectures

Jackie Gendel
January 14 at 7:00 pm >> View Online Lecture

Josephine Halvorson
February 11 at 7:00 pm >> View Online Lecture

Kyunghee Pyun
February 18 at 7:00 pm >> View Online Lecture

James Hyde
The USF 2020-2021 Kennedy Family Artist in Residence
February 25 at 7:00 pm >> View Online Lecture

Sheida Soleimani
March 11 at 7:00 pm >> View Online Lecture

Fall 2020 Artist and Scholar Lectures

James Elkins
September 17 at 7:00 pm >> View Online Lecture

Ted Lawson
October 22 at 7:00 pm >> View Online Lecture

Andrea Stanislav
November 12 at 7:00 pm >> View Online Lecture

Spring 2020 Artist and Scholar Lectures

Coco Fusco
Jan 30 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101) >> View Online Lecture

Coco Fusco is a Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist whose work explores gender, identity, race and power through performance, video, interactive installations and critical writing.

Sama Alshaibi
Feb 6 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101) >> View Online Lecture

David Humphrey
Mar 5 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101) >> View Online Lecture

David Humphrey will give a lecture about his 20+ years painting-based practice.

Fall 2019 Artist and Scholar Lectures

Hope Ginsburg
Sep 5 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

The 2019-2020 Kennedy Family Artist In Residence, Hope Ginsburg, will give a lecture on Cultivating Resilience. Her work addresses critical social and environmental issues. The USF Contemporary Art Museum received a $35,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to support her exhibition "Sponge Exchange," coming to USF in 2020.

Hope Ginsberg is an artist and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Ginsburg received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and MS in Visual Studies from MIT. Her interdisciplinary projects are invested in the socially transformative potential of knowledge exchange and build community around learning. Ginsburg’s work is driven by a curiosity about the natural world, its materials and the species with which we share the planet. Her on-going projects are collaborative, cooperative, and participatory, often organized around live experiences for those directly involved, resulting in visual representations, objects, photography and videos. Ginsburg has exhibited at museums nationally and internationally, at venues including MoMA PS1, MASS MoCA, Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, Wexner Center for the Arts, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Baltimore Museum of Art, SculptureCenter, and the Mercosul Biennial in Brazil. She is the recipient of an Art Matters Foundation Grant and a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and has attended residencies such as the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Skowhegan, the Wexner Film/Video Studio, and The Harbor at Beta Local. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Hyperallergic, and Artforum.

Tim Roda
Oct 24 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Tim Roda is a celebrated artist working in photography, ceramics and sculpture. He is a Fulbright alumnus who continues to expand his poignant artworks methods of production.

Lucy Kim
Nov 7 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Lucy Kim is a formally-trained painter with an MFA from Yale University. She also has a passion for photography and is a self-trained sculptor.

Kathe Burkhart
Nov 21 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Since the 1980's, Kathe Burkhart has consistently and frankly engaged gender roles, sexuality, celebrity and language in an interdisciplinary practice spanning painting, photography, performance, installation, literature and sculpture.

Spring 2019 Artist and Scholar Lectures

B. Ingrid Olson
Jan 17 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Yevgeniya Baras
Jan 31 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Christian Viveros-Faune
Feb 7 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Dr. Chiara Ponchia
Feb 21 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Hope Ginsburg
Mar 7 at 7:00 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Fall 2018 Artist and Scholar Lectures

Kalup Linzy
Aug 30 at 7 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Farah Al Qasimi
Sep 26 at 4 pm
Art History Lecture Hall (FAH 290)

Mildred Beltre
Oct 18 at 7 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Vince Contarino
Nov 1 at 7 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

Chip Lord
Nov 15 at 7 pm
Arts Lecture Hall (FAH 101)

  • Trenton Doyle Hancock visits an MFA student's studio to discuss artwork.

    Past Kennedy Artists and Scholars in Residence

    See a list of past artists and scholars who have visited as part of the residency program.

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  • Visiting artist Basama Al-Sharif visit's MFA student's studio to discuss artwork.

    Past Kennedy Visiting Artists and Scholars

    See a list of past artists and scholars who were invited to present talks in the visiting program.

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  • Visiting Scholar Jerry Saltz speaks to a group of students.

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