Visiting Artist Lecture Series Fall 2023

Join us for our Fall visiting artist lecture series funded with support from theSRJC Foundation Logo


Various locations. 




Jeffery Dell

Jeffery Dell

Artist Jeffery Dell, Artist Lecture November 16th 12:30-1:30 Doyle Library room 146

Link to a recording of the lecture 

Jeffery Dell is a Texas based artist who works in the medium of screen print. His work is richly colorful and subtly layered. 

"My work over the last few years engages themes of human desire and its effects on perception, impulse, appetite, and health. I am earnest about the playfulness in the work, and I rarely want it to mean only one thing. I believe in what I call “back-loaded content,” where meaning is revealed in the act of making. In this sense, I don’t always yet fully know what the work is about.

My ideas tend to come in the form of screenprints, which is mostly all I make. I like making things that don’t really look like prints, but which couldn’t be made any other way."

Artist Website 

Mário Pires Cordeiro - SF NO. 27 , CHURCH CONFIGURED PART 2

Mário Pires Cordeiro

Lecture November 8th 12:00-1:00 Doyle Library Room 145

Link to recording of the lecture

Mário Pires Cordeiro is a San Francisco-based artist born in Lisbon, Portugal. He received his MFA at the University of London and completed three years of a PhD researching color trends in fine arts. He has been commissioned by the Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee and the Cape Farewell Foundation and has put on several solo and group exhibitions. He was a finalist for the 2019 National Parks Arts Foundation - Hawaii Volcanoes Artist Residency and is an artist at the Minnesota Street Project Studios.

MPC’s art develops the relationship between fine art and design, commenting on the interaction between visual art and functional objects through experimentation in media and color. Color is his main focus, unpacking the symbolic and cultural meanings imposed on it in contemporary society by sourcing colors from trends and design forecasts as well as from particular environments or publications. He often uses color as an entry point into understanding and establishing identity, whether it be of a given space, time, object, attitude, etc. He finds inspiration in modern architecture, engineering, and geometry, distilling extremely intricate concepts into distinct shapes. He works with a variety of media, from painting and sculpture to film and clothing. 

Artist Website

©Alessandra Sanguinetti 1999, The necklace,

Alessandra Sanguinetti

October 26th @ Noon, Studio Theatre in Burbank Auditorium

Alessandra Sanguinetti was born in New York, 1968, and is based in San Francisco and Buenos Aires. She’s a recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, Hasselblad Foundation Grant, Sundance development grant, Robert Gardner Peabody Fellowship, and a Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award. She’s a MacDowell residency Fellow.

Her photographs are in various public and private collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her monographs are On the Sixth Day, The Adventures of Guille and Belinda I and II,  Some Say Ice, Le Gendarme Sur la Colline, and Sorry, Welcome.

She is a member of Magnum Photos since 2007.


Artist Website


Shiva Ahmadi

Shiva Ahmadi

Artist Shiva Ahmadi, October 11th at noon via Zoom webinar

Link to the recording

Artist Website