Each year, nationally and internationally known artists stay at Northern during an extended residency.

During their stay of a week or more, each artist focuses equally on creating exciting art and working with Northern students through critiques, lectures, and collaboration with the community.


With visiting artists, Northern students:
  • Learn how to plan, organize and install an exhibition
  • Spend 30-minute one-on-one sessions with artists in which their work is discussed and critiqued
  • Interact with and observe a professional, working artist from outside Northern's faculty

Visiting artists provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Northern students and enrich the cultural community.

2022-23 Visiting Artists

  • Jason Briggs
  • Len Davis


Past Visiting Artists

  • Aaron Packard
  • Klaire Lockheart
  • Laura Jewell
  • Ramekon O’Arwisters
  • Noelle Rasmussen
  • Jennifer Combe
  • Matt Hamon
  • Dick Termes
  • Teri Rueb and Alan Price
  • Renelle White Buffalo
  • Robyn Love
  • Jonathan Whitfill
  • Katie Creyts
  • Sofia Maldonado
  • Guerra de la Paz