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Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Eva O'Leary

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nov 29

Wed, Nov 29 2023, 7:30PM - 9PM

Timken Lecture Hall | 1111 8th St., San Francisco, California, 94107 View map

Part of event series: Fine Arts Divisional Lecture Series Fall 2023

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CCA Photography Program, Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Event description

The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Lecture Series is supported by the Fine Arts Division, Nion McElvoy, Pier 24 Photography and the Larry Sultan Estate

The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program, a free, public on-campus lecture series, pays tribute to the renowned photographic artist and longtime CCA faculty member Larry Sultan. Each year this series brings to campus prominent photographers and artists working in photography-related media to give public presentations, critique student work, and participate in events and projects. The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is co-presented by California College of the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and SFMOMA. Support for the program is currently provided by Jamie Lunder, Nion McEvoy, Jane Reed, the Black Dog Private Foundation (David Mahoney), and Pier 24 Photography.

In addition to sponsoring a public lecture by each visiting artist, the program enables students in CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts and undergraduate Photography Program to have invaluable personal contact with some of the most talented and influential artists currently working in the medium. Together with the region’s many museums, galleries, and premier photography collections such as that of Pier 24 Photography, the program furthers the reputation of the San Francisco Bay Area as a rich context for the study of contemporary photographic production.


Eva O’Leary (b. 1989) is an artist who works primarily with photography and video. Her work navigates structural and social systems that perpetuate ideologies of fantasy, power, and control within American society specifically focused on the impact on young women and their experiences in the world. Her work is deeply personal, using her own experiences, memories, and journals as the foundation of her practice. 

O’Leary received her BFA from California College of the Arts in 2012 and her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2016. She was the recipient of the Outset Unseen Exhibition Fund in 2019, the Hyères Festival Photographie Grand Prix in 2018, The Vontobel Contemporary Photography Prize in 2017, and was named a Foam Talent in 2014. She has exhibited her work internationally, including at the CAFA Art Museum (Beijing), FOAM (Amsterdam), Villa Noailles (Hyeres, France), L’Atelier Néerlandais (Paris), Benaki Museum (Athens), Pier 24 (San Francisco), and Aperture Foundation (New York). Her work has been featured in various publications, including ArtForum, Aperture, 1000 Words, and The New Yorker. O’Leary’s work is currently on view in Looking Forward: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography, an exhibition at Pier 24 Photography on view through December 2023.

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Entry details

Free and open to the public