The Department of Fine Arts will conclude its Spring 2018 Visiting Artists Program on Tuesday, April 24th, with a visit by artist Gail Anderson.  This lecture series will feature nationally and internationally acclaimed artists present lectures about their work, professional practices, and their perspectives on contemporary art.

There will be an open critique with the artist during the free period (12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.) in Fine Arts Building, Room 119.  The reception for the artist talk begins at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Black Box Studio.  This event is free but requires registration

Gail Anderson is the creative director of Visual Arts Press at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and a partner at Anderson Newton Design. From 2002 through 2010, she served as Creative Director of Design at SpotCo, a New York City advertising agency that creates artwork for Broadway and institutional theater. From 1987 to early 2002, Anderson worked at Rolling Stone, serving as designer, deputy art director, and finally, as the magazine’s senior art director. And early in her career, Gail was a designer at The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and Vintage Books (Random House). She has taught at SVA for over 25 years and has lectured at conferences, design organizations, and colleges around the world.

Anderson serves on the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee for the USPS, and has co-authored over a dozen books on design, typography, and illustration with Steven Heller. She is an AIGA medalist whose work is represented in the Library of Congress, the Milton Glaser Design Archives, the Cooper Hewitt, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.