SCAD deFINE ART honoree Lawrence Weiner
Photo: Robin Martin
SCAD deFINE ART honoree Lawrence Weiner
Photo: Robin Martin

An annual program of exhibitions, lectures and performances

SCAD celebrates a decade of deFINE ART, an annual program of special commissions, exhibitions, lectures and performances. Taking place Feb. 26-28, at university locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, SCAD deFINE ART recognizes emerging and established artists and visionaries.

Funding for SCAD deFINE ART 2019 has been generously provided by Ann Tenenbaum, Thomas H. Lee and The Kicklighter Company.


Featured events


More than 10 exhibitions present thought-provoking work celebrating fine art in all its forms.

View schedule of exhibitions

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.

SCAD deFINE ART 2018 in Atlanta

SCAD President Paula Wallace interviews artist Carrie Mae Weems

SCAD deFINE ART Madame Gandhi talk and performance


'On Creativity' interview with color pioneer Carlos Cruz-Diez

deFINE ART 2016

deFINE ART 2014

deFINE ART 2013

deFINE ART 2012

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 and sculpture.

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