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Visiting Artists


The Longenecker-Roth Artist in Residence Endowment was established in 2016 to extend Martha Longenecker-Roth's legacy as an artist and educator. In the spirit of her historic impact on the visual arts in both local and global communities, this endowment brings to the Visual Arts Department of UC San Diego artists of national and international stature who will inspire our students to broaden the scope, appeal, and range of art as well as incite exchange with the faculty, the campus community and local artists and audiences.

This program celebrates the life and legacy of Martha Longenecker-Roth, and her historic impact on the visual arts in San Diego and beyond. Martha’s passionate commitment to meaningful cross-cultural exchange, long before it became widely fashionable, led her to found the Mingei Art Museum and established its permanent home in San Diego’s Balboa Park. The stated mission of the museum – to bring the “art of the world, art of the people” to everyone – came from Martha’s own lived experience.

Through the Longenecker-Roth Artist in Residence program, the vision of art, culture and the world so dear to Martha will make a lasting impact on interdisciplinary art education in the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego.  As a lifelong learner, Martha Longenecker-Roth regularly attended exhibitions and lectures organized by and for UC San Diego faculty and students. She was fascinated by technology new and old, and believed in the importance of interdisciplinary education. Thus, it is our honor to host the residency program which will bring to campus artists whose practices are grounded in an understanding of the power of art to connect diverse peoples. It is toward this commitment to diverse traditions and cultural interconnectedness that the Longenecker-Roth Artist in Residence program is founded and inspired through the impact made to the visual arts through the life of Martha Longenecker-Roth.

2023 Ceres Madoo

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Ceres Madoo is a Los Angeles based mixed media artist, who describes herself as a mix of a mix. West Indian, American, Black, Indian, Jewish and Mormon, like her art work, Ceres’ personal identity defies categorization. With a BA from UC San Diego ('89) and an MFA from Rutgers University, her conceptual, fluxus, critical educational roots happily collide with her inherent interests in non-western art, folk and craft methodologies. Ceres teaches and works in all mediums. This year, her primary focus has been in working in ceramics and painting with a re-imagination of what it means to be a human creature.

Guest Lecture, November 2nd

Open Studio, November 17th

2022 Cannupa Hanska Luger

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Cannupa Hanska Luger is a multidisciplinary artist and an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota and European descent). Through monumental installations and social collaboration, Luger activates speculative fiction and communicates stories about 21st Century Indigeneity, combining critical cultural analysis with dedication and respect for the diverse materials, environments, and communities he engages. He lectures and produces large-scale projects around the globe and his works are in many public collections. Luger is a recipient of a 2021 United States Artists Fellowship Award for Craft and was named a 2021 GRIST Fixer, he is a 2020 Creative Capital Fellow, a 2020 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, and the recipient of the Museum of Arts and Design’s 2018 inaugural Burke Prize, among others.

Guest Lecture

Open Studio

2021 Beatriz Cortez

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Beatriz Cortez is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities and versions of modernity, memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of migration, and in relation to imagining possible futures. She has had solo exhibitions at the Craft Contemporary Museum, Los Angeles; Clockshop, Los Angeles; Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles; Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles; Centro Cultural de España de El Salvador; Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California; and Museo Municipal Tecleño, El Salvador. Her recent group exhibitions include In Plain Sight at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle; Candelilla, Coatlicue, and the Breathing Machine at Ballroom Marfa, in Texas; Unfolding Universes at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia; Utopian Imagination at the Ford Foundation Gallery, New York; Paroxysm of Sublime at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles; Ingestion at TEORé/Tica in San José, Costa Rica; Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas at the Queens Museum, New York; and Chronos, Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space at the Socrates Sculpture Park, New York. Cortez has received the Artadia Los Angeles Award (2020), Frieze LIFEWTR Inaugural Sculpture Prize (2019), Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2018), and California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists (2016), among others. She holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and a doctorate in Latin American Literature from Arizona State University. She teaches at California State University, Northridge. Beatriz Cortez is represented by Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles.

Beatriz Cortez Guest Lecture

2019 Diedrick Brackens

photo of the artist standing in front of colorful textilesThe Visual Arts Department is pleased to welcome Diedrick Brackens as the 2019 Longenecker-Roth Artist in Residence. "Thoughtfully employing the language of weaving and textile making, Diedrick Brackens explores the intersections of identity and sociopolitical issues in the United States. Brackens uses calculated woven algorithms that stem from the cultural histories of African, American, and European textiles to generate his intricate tapestries, seeking to highlight the complexities of African-American identity while also focusing on the loom and its significance to cultural production." (Text from Hammer Museum.)

Diedrick Brackens Guest Lecture

Diedrick Brackens Open Studio

2018 Anna Sew Hoy

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Artist Anna Sew Hoy was selected as the inaugural Martha Longenecker-Roth Distinguished Artist in Residence by the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts. A renowned artist, Sew Hoy both practiced her craft as well as mentored and instructed UC San Diego students during a critical stage of their artistic development.

Anna Sew Hoy Guest Lecture

Anna Sew Hoy Open Studio

About the LRAiR Selection Process:

Candidates for the LRAiR are solicited through a network of curators, artists and other arts professionals that are involved in the research of craft as it relates to contemporary art making practices.  From a large pool of potential applicants the LRAiR Committee selects a smaller pool to ask for a letter of interest. The work of these applicants is available to VIS Arts faculty to view. The finalist is chosen based on their research project as it pertains to the LRAiR guidelines and their potential for community engagement with our graduate students.