Visiting Artists, Designers and Scholars Series

The mission of the Visiting Artists, Designers and Scholars Series is to bring a diverse selection of international, national, and regional talent to Missouri State University and the greater community to broaden public discourse on contemporary and historical art.

The series serves a wide community of citizens and scholars with an ongoing series of stimulating events and programming that explore the evolving nature and significance of art in relation to culture and society.



  • Aaron McIntosh (Textiles and Installation): Public Lecture - Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 5:30 - 6:30pm
  • Morehshin Allahyari (Digital fabrication, Video, and Sculpture): Public Lecture - Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 5:30 - 6:30pm
  • Andrea Modica (Photography): Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 5:30 - 6:30pm 
  • Britt Ransom: (Digital Fabrication and Installation), Public Lecture - Monday, September 18, 2023 from 5:30 - 6:30pm
  • Selina Trepp: (Animation, Painting, and Performance) Public Lecture - Monday, October 2, 2023 from 5:30 - 6:30pm

Note: Lectures will be held at held at Jay Wasson IDEA Loft at Robert W Plaster Free Enterprise Center, 405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield, Missouri.


  • Anna Valdez (painting and ceramics)
  • Corwin Levi (multidisciplinary art + design)
  • Public Sculpture Symposium: J. Aaron Alderman, Jenn Peek, Theda Sandiford
  • Monika Weiss (installation, video, performance)


  • Larry Gawel (photography)
  • Felipe Taborda (graphic design)
  • Leticia Bajuyo (sculpture)
  • Rachel Youn (sculpture + installation)
  • Sizhu Li (installation)
  • Bede Clarke (ceramics)


  • Terry Barrett (art criticism + art education)
  • Naima Lowe (multidisciplinary)
  • Erika B. Hess (painting + professional development)
  • Rae Senarighi (painting + activism)


  • Leslaw Tetla (multidisciplinary)


  • Zora Murff (photography)