UC Davis, B.A. Art History, Native American Studies, minor
Noël earned her B.A. summa cum laude in art history with a minor in Native American studies from U.C. Davis. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the art and design of a local nineteenth-century picturesque cemetery and the social narrative of its aesthetics. She has worked for numerous art galleries and museum collections and most recently researched and wrote for several exhibits in Sacramento.
UC Santa Cruz, B.A. History of Art and Visual Culture
Mariah received her B.A. from UC Santa Cruz in History of Art and Visual Culture, completing a thesis on architecture and cultural expression in New Caledonia. After growing up in Placerville, living in the Bay Area and traveling throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia, she is interested in exploring the ideas of identity and cross cultural influence expressed through visual culture.
Originally from Brazil, Luiza Berthoud relocated to the Bay Area in 2014 to complete a BA in Art History at San Francisco State University. Her undergraduate thesis was selected for the de Young Museum’s Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium in 2016. After graduation, Berthoud was a fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Citizenship Cohort, which culminated in a presentation of her writings in the 2017 Public Square event.
California State University, Sacramento, B.A. Art/Art History
Lydia Rogers received her BA in Art History from neighboring Sacramento State with a concentration in modern and contemporary art. Her undergraduate research mostly centered on the role and experience of the female artist, specifically in the mid-twentieth century. Other interests include feminist theory, late modern and contemporary non-Western art, especially but not exclusively as a means of political activism, the use of craft as a transgenerational medium, and dress as a tool of identity.
Katharine Schultz received her BA in Art History from UC Davis with an emphasis in architectural history. During her undergraduate career, she completed a thesis examining the Arcadian landscapes of William Blake and Samuel Palmer. Her research interests include nineteenth-century British art and seventeenth-century Chinese painting. During her time at Davis, Katharine has also explored art curation and education through internships at Pence Gallery and The Basement Gallery.
Case Western Reserve University, B.A. Art History, Anthropology, French minor
Caitlin Schwarz completed her undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2017. She received her BA in Art History as well as Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology. Her research interests lie in the art of the high to late medieval periods of the Western world and specifically in how the holy and secular human body is depicted and therefore perceived.
Iman Seale was born in central Florida where she developed an interest in the arts at an early age. After relocating to California in 2013, she studied studio art at Mission College before transferring to UC Davis to pursue a BA in Art History. Now a graduate student, Iman’s academic focus is the unique visual culture of the Swahili coast and how it was impacted by its interactions with the Islamic world. During her time at Davis, Iman has explored different areas of work in the arts through internships at the Pence Gallery and Manetti Shrem Museum.
After receiving his B.A. in Communications from UC San Diego, Zheng became a journalist in the Bay area. He started off covering the crime beat and slowly directed his focus onto issues and events related to art, which has always been his passion. He has been questioning politicians and the society as a whole as a reporter for five years. Then there was a day when he stopped and pondered: Is it as important to critically think of the answers collected as it is the will of collecting them?