Visiting Artists

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Featured Visiting Artist

John Anthony Baldessari is an American conceptual artist He is member of the Burren College of Art's Advisory Council. He is also a  receipient of the BCA-Nui Galway Honorary Doctorate. Baldessari has been termed “one of the most influential artists to emerge since the mid 1960’s.” He has contributed to the definition of postmodern art. His ingenious application of certain art-making strategies includes appropriation, deconstruction, decontextualization, sequentiality and text/image juxtaposition, was prescient, as was his cogent and witty intergration of semiology, linguistic systems and mass media.

His work has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions in the US and Europe.


Visiting Artists


Burren College of Art values its connectedness to the international, national and regional art worlds and maintains this through a vibrant programme of visiting artist and scholar presentations each semester. We welcome renowned artists, curators, gallerists, critics and scholars to participate in conferences, symposia and the weekly visiting artist programme, known as the ‘Wednesday Session’. After a group presentation of their work, artists are available to students for individual studio visits on a sign-up basis.  This programme is our way of connecting and making professional relationships with artists who have made serious contributions to their disciplines, and who inspire and energise our community.  We invite both established and emerging practitioners, working across diverse creative practices, from Ireland and abroad.