Save the date for the Ninth Annual

An annual program of lectures, exhibitions and public events

SCAD presents the eighth edition of deFINE ART, featuring renowned artist and color theory pioneer Carlos Cruz-Diez as honoree. Taking place Feb. 21-24, 2017, at SCAD locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia and Hong Kong, deFINE ART highlights emerging and established artists and visionaries.

Support for deFINE ART has been generously provided by Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Articruz and the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation.



More than 15 exhibitions present thought-provoking work celebrating fine art in all its forms.

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Guests and exhibiting artists

The roster of guests at deFINE ART includes acclaimed and emerging artists working in a variety of media.

View list of honored guests and artists

The art of influence

Relive deFINE ART from years past through the inspiring words of our previous guests and honorees. From personal perspectives to overarching principles, these are the moments that epitomize deFINE ART.

deFINE ART 2016

Xu Bing

deFINE ART 2014

Painting student painting portrait of live model

SCAD School of Fine Arts

The university's fine art programs guide students to become practical idealists — artists prepared to succeed at the highest level of creative expression. Available programs include: Painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.

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