Visiting Artist Lecture Series Spring 2024

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

Various locations


Cate White

Cate White

Cate White, Artist Lecture April 24th 12:00-1:00 Doyle Library room 146

Born in 1971 into the back-woods culture of guns, 4x4s and meth of Northern California, White experiences the margins—both societal and psychic—as a refuge from which to observe cultural dynamics around power, belonging and meaning making. Recent works source their imagery in collective religious and literary myths, art historical masterworks, personal histories in snapshots and the pre-lingual language of abstraction.

Self-taught beginning at age 30, White’s work became public in 2015 with the Tournesol Award from Headlands, followed by Bay Area Now 8 at YBCA and residencies including the Mills College Art Museum A+P+I residency, and 12 solo shows and multiple group shows in the Bay Area and beyond. While primarily a painter, White often exhibits her work in multi-media installations that include drawings, sculpture, video and books.

White splits her time between Oakland and a shack on the Mendocino Coast where she hosts How Do You Paint on YouTube. Styled obliquely off of Bob Ross’s cult classic, this work is part performance art, part spoof and part attempt to get through a painting block.


Jim Goldberg

Jim Goldberg

Jim Goldberg, Artist Lecture May 15th 12:00-1:00 Newman Auditorium

Jim Goldberg’s innovative and multidisciplinary approach to social documentary makes him a landmark photographer of our times. His work examines the lives of neglected, ignored, or otherwise outside-the-mainstream populations through long-term, in-depth collaborations which investigate the nature of universal myths about class, power, and happiness.

He first explored experimental storytelling with Rich and Poor (1977-85), juxtaposing the residents of welfare hotel rooms with the upper class and their elegantly furnished homes. In Raised by Wolves (1985-95), he worked closely with runaway teenagers in San Francisco and Los Angeles to create a book and exhibition that combined photographs, text, home movie stills, ephemera, drawings, video, sculpture, found objects, light boxes and other 3-D elements. Open See (2003-2010) tells the story of refugees, immigrants, and trafficked individuals journeying from their countries of origin to their new homes in Europe and continues Goldberg’s multi-faceted and multimedia practice by using diverse formats to create a thickly interwoven, expressionistic narrative from many points of view. Candy (2012-2016), layers archival materials, Super 8 film stills, and text from Goldberg’s childhood in New Haven with new photographs of the urban landscape and residents to build a twisting exploration of American notions of aspiration.

A prolific and influential bookmaker, Goldberg’s recent books include Coming and Going (MACK, 2023); Fingerprint (Super Labo, 2021); Ruby Every Fall (Nazraeli Press, 2014); The Last Son (Super Labo, 2016); Raised By Wolves Bootleg (2016); Candy (Yale University Press, 2017); Darrell & Patricia, (Pier 24 Photography, 2018); and Gene (2018).

Goldberg has exhibited internationally, including shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; SFMOMA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Yale University Art Gallery. His work is also regularly featured in group exhibitions around the world. Public collections including MoMA, SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Getty, the National Gallery, LACMA, MFA Boston, The High Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Library of Congress, MFA Houston, National Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Goldberg has received three National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships in Photography, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, among many other honors and grants.

Goldberg is Professor Emeritus at the California College of the Arts. He is a member of Magnum Photos and is represented by Casemore Gallery in San Francisco.