If you are a student with an interest in gaining art gallery experience, apply to be a part of the 2017-2018 Basement Gallery directorial team. We are looking for students who have a passion for art and an ability to collaborate and work as a team. The following director positions are open for next year:
Faith Sponsler, a graduating studio art MFA student, is the first recipient of the Keister & Allen Art Purchase Prize. The award is a purchase of a student’s artwork for the collection of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
The award was announced at the opening of the “from this point forward” graduate student exhibition June 1.
Annabeth Rosen, professor of art, recently exhibited her ceramic works in a solo exhibition called “Tie Me to the Mast” at PPOW Gallery in New York. The show and artist were praised in Art in America Magazine.
Rosen’s work explores the fundamental properties of ceramics by directly confronting the aesthetic and chemical relationships between sculptural form and painterly surface.
In “East/West” at the Prince Street Gallery, Gina Werfel’s paintings combine multiple independent “voices” or sources. Fragments float in fluid, veiled spaces, broken by gestural brush marks that respond to memories, or to glimpses from her studio.
Lucy Puls will be a part of the Marking Space exhibition. The exhibition will feature seven artists who move off the historical pedestal to establish measured distance,to examine the nature of material, and to expose structure. It will be held at the Richmond Art Center with a reception on Saturday, March 18, 5 – 7 pm.
Artists’ Panel: Saturday, April 1, 2 pm
Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Laurie Fendrich is an artist who was the Chancellor’s Colloquium speaker at Vanderhoef theatre. She, with, her husband, Peter Plagens (WSJ art critic and painter) offered a drawing workshop to nominated undergrad majors and showed them how Seurat worked.
Gina Werfel, Art Professor, is exhibiting her paintings called “Geographies” in the Elizabeth Moss Galleries. Inspired by her stay in Singapore in 2015 while teaching at Yale-NUS College, Werfel’s paintings now incorporate motifs that are stenciled or collaged and interrupted by her gestural brush marks. While a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome last spring, Werfel renewed her interest in ceiling paintings and incorporates their spatial complexity in her works.
Art professor Annabeth Rosen has received a USA Fellowship Award from United States Artists. The award carries an unrestricted $50,000 cash award. A sculptor who works in ceramics, Rosen has held the Robert Arneson Endowed Chair in the Department of Art and Art History since 1997.
Timothy Hyde, assistant professor, Department of Art and Art History, and Jiayi Young, assistant professor, Department of Design, collaborated on LASER, a series at UC Davis that brings together art and science restarts with a new format, location, time and leadership.
In this program, we will explore Paris and the French countryside by drawing and painting on-site, in museums, and from live models. We begin the program in a beautiful chateau situated on a sandy beach overlooking the Mediterranean—a landscape that inspired the Impressionists.
Learn more about the Art Studio Study Abroad program! This is a great opportunity to meet the instructors Gina Werfel and Hearne Pardee and hear their vision for the course. In addition, Jennie Moylan will be there to field questions about logistics.
Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Art 125
For more information click here to go the Study Abroad website for dates, courses, and more.
The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art will open to the public on Sunday, Nov. 13 featuring a special exhibition of the work of first-generation faculty, but also feature exhibitions of contemporary artists who exemplify the interactive and art-making UC Davis tradition.
Tunesmith Luciano Chessa and artist Darrin Martin perform solo and collaborative moments through activating a selection of ancestral instruments to a sequined live video mix that embraces the abstraction of erotic display. Sugar plum fairies bestow gifts in the ether through wireframe transmissions and muted receptions.
Shiva Ahmadi, UC Davis assistant professor of art, is one of ten distinguished artists recognized for their body of work who has been honored as a 2016 recipient of the Anonymous Was A Woman Award.
Root Division presents Pulling Threads, a conversation between Feminist art history and contemporary Bay Area women artists. Guest curated by Victoria Mara Heilweil, Pulling Threads showcases the lasting influence of the Feminist movement on the next generation of female artists through their contemporary exploration of craft, domestic space, motherhood, and the body.
Darrin’s The Divide has been included in the exhibition “Human Commonalities” at the Moscow State Museum of Vadim Sidur, Russia in collaboration with V-A-C Foundation. “Human Commonalities” was curated by Anna Ilchenko.
Two UC Davis master of fine arts graduates, Lisa Rybovich Crallé (2012) and Richard Haley (2007), have exhibitions at the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento.
“Bangles” by Crallé fills the vertical space of the gallery with an immersive installation comprised of large, suspended sculptures made of pleather, cloth and artificial hair. Crallé’s sculptures reduce the human figure to its most basic linear form, adorning the gallery like architectural jewelry. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Four UC Davis Design and Art Studio students were chosen to participate in the de Young Museum Student Showcase:
• Paige Klugherz, Design and Art Studio
• Lawrence Davis, Art Studio
• Jose Chavez-Verduzco, Design and Art Studio
• Wendy Liu, Design and Art Studio
The Student Showcase is a weekend-long student centered celebration of art and design that includes a small exhibition, presentations, and a symposium that focuses on artistic enrichment, art-historical perspectives, and performing arts, highlighting specific time periods or specific exhibitions.
An interdisciplinary artist whose work moves between performance, video, sculpture and drawing, 2016 MFA candidate Angela Willetts has won a prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship. Willetts is among 65 artists chosen from over 2,000 applicants.
Willetts will attend an intensive nine-week residency over the summer at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, located on an historic 350-acre farm in rural Maine. Without the fellowship, the program costs $6,000.
Mills College Art Museum presents Can We Live Here? Stories From A Difficult World a collaborative exhibition with photographer Young Suh and poet Katie Peterson. San Francisco Chronicle writer Kimberly Chun recently profiled the couple and their joint exhibition in her article “Artists Share Stories from a Difficult World.”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired a piece of Shiva Ahmadi’s art, Pipes, and posted an article about it on the Museum’s blog (Jan. 5, 2016). Click to go to the full article. Here is an excerpt of the article by Julia Rooney in the Department of Islamic Art:
Radio interview featuring UC Davis Arts Staff member Jesse Vasquez, concerning his photography and upcoming live performance in Crocker Art Museum. Go to the Insight page at Capitol Public Radio to see photographs and listen to the interview.
The Kimball Art Center invites you to be part of this signature art world event showcasing Park City as a cultural, as well as recreational, hot spot in winter during the peak of winter tourism. The Winter Art Salon is a four-day event that will showcase a variety of luxury vendors and highly recognized artists of a wide range of styles and price points, offering an attractive cultural event during the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend.
Through video, sculpture, print and multichannel installations, Darrin Martin’s “Iterations,” a solo exhibition at the Art & Design Gallery, explores the instability of the lens-based image as a reliable record of perception and memory. “Darrin’s conversations around technology, the body, accessibility and mediation are at the forefront of the contemporary conversations in the field,” said Benjamin Rosenthal, assistant professor of visual art and UC Davis alumni (MFA 2011).
The four-day event – Art Miami’s international contemporary and modern art fair on the West Coast – takes place Oct. 8 – 11 at the San Mateo County Event Center. The fair focuses on international art from the 20th and 21st centuries. About 60 galleries from throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia are taking part.
This is the second time the fair has been held and the UC Davis art department has been invited both times.
ARK 3: The Workshop Scenarios is a variable installation and single channel video project collaboratively produced by Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns. The first part of the title takes its name from an obscure and short-lived children’s television series named Ark II from 1976 where a group of young scientists accompanied by a talking chimpanzee attempt to bring new hope to a post-apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by pollution and waste.
Art Studio graduate student Matt Gilbert is featured in an article and video on the UC Davis website. Read about his art and watch a video showing his kinetic sculptures in motion at UC Davis Today (June 3, 2015).
Matt Gilbert’s art, along with that of six other Master of Fine Arts candidates, can be seen in an exhibition June 5 – 21, 2015 at the Richard L. Nelson Gallery at UC Davis.
The Royal Drawing School, based in London, aims to raise the standard and profile of drawing through teaching and practice. At its core is the belief that drawing is crucial for all aspects of visual learning. Thanks to the generosity of Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, UC Davis is able to offer 4 students scholarships to attend the Royal Drawing School’s Drawing Intensive program, September 21– November 28, 2015.
The Art Department is pleased to announce that Angela Willetts, first-year MFA student in Art Studio, has been awarded a UC Davis & Humanities Graduate Research Award for the 2015-2016 academic year, in the amount of $1500.00.
The UC Davis Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture series brings artists, writers and curators to campus. All presentations are free and take place at 4:30 p.m. With the exception of the Nov. 3 lecture all will take place at the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis. The Nov. 3 lecture will be held in Room 107 of the Art Annex.