Deirdre Visser Deirdre Visser

Curator of Arts at CIIS
Writing, Consciousness, and Creative Inquiry

Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation

MFA, University of California, Irvine

Deirdre is Curator of The Arts at CIIS. As curator and educator she strives to promote pluralism in the arts, to support artists in the creation of new work, and to foster dynamic and critical dialogues within and across communities that propose integrative approaches to the urgent questions we collectively face. Her exhibitions, publications and public programming with The Arts at CIIS have connected history to the present, both ethically and strategically, to look for common themes and engage historical context in a deeper understanding of the present. She has mounted exhibitions and convened public dialogues about such topics as the representation of African American men; the history of the Chicano Movement and the ways it informs the work of young Chicana artists across California today; the legacy of the Black Panther Party; and the intersections between contemporary photographic practice and representational pluralism.

MFA Faculty

Randall Babtkis Randall Babtkis
Adjunct Associate Professor, Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation , MFA, Columbia University
Anne Bluethenthal Anne Bluethenthal
Associate Professor, Writing, Consciousness, and Creative Inquiry
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MFA, New College of California ,
Carolyn Cooke Carolyn Cooke
Professor and Department Chair , Writing, Consciousness and Creative Inquiry
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MFA, Columbia University,
Rob Daniels Rob Daniels
Senior Lecturer in TheatreProgramme Coordinator: MA Performance, Master of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation, MA in Drama by Practice as Research, University of Kent: Canterbury; BA (Hons.) Performance Studies (1st class), University of Northampton
Neil Freese Neil Freese
Adjunct Lecturer, Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation,
Christian L. Frock Christian L. Frock
Adjunct Assistant Professor , Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation , MA, University of London
Mark Jackson Mark Jackson
Assistant Professor, Theater and Performance Making
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
BA, San Francisco State University,
Stephanie Anne Johnson Stephanie Anne Johnson
Adjunct Professor , Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation ,
Tomiko Jones Tomiko Jones
Visiting Artist and Curator in Residence , Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation , MFA, University of Arizona
Cindy Shearer Cindy Shearer
Professor, Writing, Consciousness, and Creative Inquiry
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
PhD, State University of New York, Albany,
Erika Chong Shuch Erika Chong Shuch
Associate Professor, Theater and Performance Making
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MFA, New College of California ,
Pireeni Sundaralingam Pireeni Sundaralingam
Adjunct Associate Professor , Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation , PhD, University of Oxford
Deirdre Visser Deirdre Visser
Curator of Arts at CIIS, Writing, Consciousness, and Creative Inquiry
Masters of Fine Arts, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MFA, University of California, Irvine,
Zara Zimbardo Zara Zimbardo
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
Masters of Fine Arts Programs, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,

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