Since the early 2000s, the Visiting Artist Lecture Series has
invited nationally recognized artists, critics, and curators
to campus for public lectures and interactions with the MFA
program. This series is housed in the College of Letters and
Science and organized by the Department of Art and Art History
studio faculty and Master of Fine Arts studio art candidates.
Public lectures are at 4:30 pm and are free and open to the
Lectures will be held primarily in the Community Education Room
at the Manetti Shrem Museum, UC Davis, unless otherwise
Kota Ezawa’s work explores the appropriation and mediation of
current events and images, referencing sources from the news, art
history and popular culture. Ezawa is known for creating
light boxes, videos and works on paper that distill found images
into his signature pared-down, flattened style.
The Art Building is located on Hutchison Drive, about halfway
between the Memorial Union and Mrak Hall on the UC Davis campus.
There is limited parking behind the building, but there is
visitor parking nearby, across the Arboretum in lot VP5.