The Stanford Visiting Artist Fund

In Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning

The Stanford Visiting Artist Fund, established in honor of Roberta Bowman Denning, brings renowned artists to the university to engage with faculty and students in departments and programs across the campus.

About the Program

The Stanford Visiting Artist Fund is a high-impact, comprehensive and sustained investment in artistic excellence, creating a cohort of talent on campus that will significantly contribute to the campus environment and provide a unique integrative educational experience at Stanford.

The Stanford Visiting Artist Fund was created in honor of Roberta Bowman Denning and is administered by the Office of the Vice President for the Arts.

2022-23: Jean Shin

We are happy to announce our 2022-23 Denning Visiting Artist Jean Shin, who will work with the LaBeaud Lab in Stanford Medical School. Over the course of the year, Jean will work with LaBeaud staff and researchers on campus and in Kenya to create a sculpture out of single use plastics, bringing about attention to the plastic waste problem which is a main contributor to insect breeding and the spread of disease. Jean will give guest lectures, lead a student workshop to prototype the sculpture, and finally create and install sculptures both in the BMI building at the Medical School and the LaBeaud Lab in Kenya. There will be related public events showcasing the work and process during winter and spring quarters.

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Ellen Oh
Director of Interdisciplinary Arts Programs
Office of the Vice President for the Arts