Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) and collaborator, Sophia Wang, are presenting a new art/movement piece that starts at 8 PM and will last approximately twenty minutes. Their work is part of the free Community day marking the opening of BAMPFA, the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley.
Julia Elsas (MFA 2009) will participate in The Drawing Center’s Basement Performances on February 6, 2016. The performance, in collaboration with Kenry Wollesen and curated by John Zorn, will present handmade one-of-a-kind instruments and multiple video projections.
Art Studio alumna Juliana Paciulli (MFA 2004) has a new exhibition, “Uh-Huh,” opening January 16 at Greene Exhibitions. In her second solo exhibition at Greene Exhibitions, Paciulli advances her examination of the complex psychological relationship between women and popular culture with a new series of photographs, video, and three-dimensional objects that employ the language of the absurd.
Jessica Wimbley (MFA 2005) has co-curated a new exhibition entitled “Biomythography: Currency” for Eastside International. Participating artists include Albert Lopez Jr., Marton Robinson and Glen Wilson. This exhibition runs from November 14 to December 12, 2015.
Photos from a recent trip to London, where Art Studio Faculty, Gina Werfel and Hearne Pardee, visited the four scholarship-winning UCD students who are currently attending the Drawing Intensive Program at London’s Royal Drawing School. The faculty enjoyed their time with the students and shared these photos showing the students’ work.
Inspired by the biblical exhortation of Deuteronomy (16:20) to “pursue justice and justice alone,” The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s new exhibit ”Chasing Justice” features the work of Arnold Mesches, Johanna (Joby) Barron (MFA 2010), and Robbin Henderson, three artists of Jewish heritage who have, through activism, research, and engagement with the government, produced bodies of work that explore different approaches to this Jewish commitment.
“Making Waves” is creating a statement that challenges viewers’ eyes and minds. In this show, Hong combine long hair (her identity) with nature (water, wind and Kansas prairie) to present 6 large charcoal drawings that reflect traditional skills and contemporary ideas.
Sarah Chan (MFA 2016) participated in the group exhibition “Hi/Lo” at the Embark Gallery in San Francisco.
Inspired by the rapid economic changes in San Francisco, “Hi/Lo” aimed to challenge extant systems of value, exposing disparities and fallacies. Artworks feature elevation of “low” materials, address trappings of wealth and venerate the domestic sphere.
Angela Willetts (MFA 2016) participated in the group exhibition “This is Not a Painting” at the Embark Gallery in San Francisco.
“Painting is king. Painting is dead. We’ve heard it all before. This exhibit aims to showcase radical painting practices that challenge contemporary discourse surrounding the medium. “This is Not a Painting” shows artworks that push boundaries, shatter expectations and expand the definition of painting as we understand it today.”
Crallé describes “Heavy Breathing” as “a summer series of free critical theory seminars in the form of absurd, artist-led conceptual fitness experiences.” The Heavy Breathing kickoff was held in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this June and will continue to the end of August.
Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) and May Wilson (MFA 2013) are participating in “Body Talk,” a group exhibition at the Gatehouse Gallery at Mission di Rosa. “Body Talk” runs from August 1 to September 27, 2015.
Terry Berlier (MFA 2003) is participating in this year’s “Conversations in Sculpture: Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” at Paradise Ridge Estate Winery. The exhibition runs from June 20 through April 2016, seven days a week.