Summer Studio Art

Visiting Artists

Each year the Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program brings renowned artists from diverse disciplines to lecture on their work, engage with students in the studio, and meet in informal gatherings. Distinguished visiting artists including Terry Adkins, Arlene Shechet, Rochelle Feinstein, Polly Apfelbaum, and Jessica Stockholder have infused the studios with their creative energies and shared their work with faculty and students. Recent visiting artists have included Jane Fine, Jamie Diamond, and Emilie Clarke and Paula Wilson.

2017 Visiting Artist

Jessica Vaughn

We are very excited that our Summer Studio Art Program's Visiting Artist will be Jessica Vaughn.
Jessica Vaughn is a Chicago-born interdisciplinary artist who uses sculpture, photography and installation to discuss belonging and dispossession in urban spaces. Jessica will be in residence on campus as a visiting artist July 17 – 21, 2017.
To learn more about Jessica Vaughn visit her website.


2016 Visiting Artists 

Summer Session I Visiting Artist: Jamie Diamond

Jamie Diamond

Jamie Diamond's art is grounded in photography, video, and performance and revolves around modes of exchange, intimacy, and perception. Through collaboration with strangers, she uses recognizable photographic genres to explore family identity, physical connections, and social interactions. Visit for more information.

Summer Session II Visiting Artist: Borinquen Gallo

Borinquen Gallo

Borinquen Gallo's art reconfigures ordinary materials into unexpected combinations, the irreproducible and the commercial, the original and the copy, the permanent and the consumable or even the disposable. Her goal is to elucidate an unexpected beauty from the transformation of mundane materials and to displace the familiar or the mediocre, giving way to the surprising. Visit for more information.