Here is an overview of life in London for UC Davis alumni Devanny Augustin, Andrea Carrasco, McKinna Salinas and Jean Young who are participating in the Royal Drawing Residency program. Thanks to McKinna Salinas for the photos.
Alumna Aida Lizalde is curator of a new group art exhibition “THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU” at Sacramento’s Axis Gallery. Recently Lizalde spoke about the show on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak.” You can here the interview here.
KC Studio recently published a write-up of alum Benjamin Rosenthal (MFA 2011), now an Associate Professor of Expanded Media at University of Kansas, Lawrence. The article explores Rosenthal’s recent video works that examine “hypothetical futures and the ever-changing course of human sexuality. Utilizing his own body, digital avatars and prison-like structures, Rosenthal explores his own desires and feelings toward these topics, not with a mind to educate or argue an ideology, but to make an honest investigation into all possibilities.”
Bryce Vinokurov’s solo exhibition “Surveillance” will be on display at the Margrit Mondavi Vineyard Room in the Robert Mondavi Winery starting November 6th. His new series of paintings, drawings and mixed-media collages looks at the figure in surveillance and reconnaissance. His figures “are both spectators and participants, complacent to scrutiny and perhaps subversion.”
An opening reception will be held on November 10 from 5-7 pm.
Don’t miss your chance to view the work of Alum Bruce Nauman (MFA 1966) here on campus. Coinciding with the opening of his retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, “Bruce Nauman: Blue and Yellow Corridor” at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art features the first realization of a participatory environment Nauman conceived in 1970.
First-year MFA candidate Rachel Smith, a 2018 alum of UC Santa Cruz, recently unveiled a portrait of pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson at UC Santa Cruz. Located at Rachel Carson College, the bust was unveiled last spring, fulfilling Smith’s wish to represent the “trials of women” and leave her mark on the UCSC campus.
Read the complete article in UC Santa Cruz Magazine here.
Alum Julia Couzens (MFA 1990) and Professor Emerita Cornelia Schulz will be in the exhibition “Assembled” at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery. Couzens and Schulz, along with Helen O’Leary, explore the formal and intuitive in assemblage and construction. With their richly evocative diversity of materials, each artist’s approach of obscuring and revealing content tells oblique narratives of personal, social and cultural reckoning.
Music, art, design and theatre come together at UC Davis on a single day through exhibitions, performances and events. On Oct. 4, the College of Letters and Science’s arts programs showcase the diversity of the university’s performing and visual arts in a series of free events.
Alum Torreya Cummings (BA) will be a guest artist in the 2018-2019 Mills College Art lecture series.
Like our Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Art lecture series at Mills College provides their MFA candidates and Department of Art and Visual Culture students and faculty a chance to invite renown contemporary artists and scholars to campus in order to gain greater perspective on current ideas and practices in the contemporary art world.
Lucy Puls will be participating in the exhibition “Falling Spaces” at the Schmidt und Schütte gallery in Essen-Kettwig, Germany. The exhibition, which runs from September 16-23, includes Rollin Beamish, Nina Brauhauser, Christina Gruber, Jan Glismann, Petra Höcker, Merle Lembeck, Evangelos Papadoupelos, Johannes Tritien, Miriam Gießler, Hubert Sandmann, and Norbert Pielsicker, in addition to Puls.
“Falling Spaces” is a collaboration between the Schmidt und Schütte and the Tanzmoto Dance Company.
Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) is participating in the exhibition “Sun Worship and Solar Machines” curated by Kari Adelaide and Max Razdow at The Sphinx. An itinerant curatorial project developed by Adelaide and Razdow, The Sphinx exhibits in Boston, New York City and surrounding areas. “Sun Worship and Solar Machines” will display at Envoy Hotel, Fort Point Arts Community in Boston. The exhibition runs to October 6, 2018.
Gina Werfel and Hearne Pardee will participate in Hackett Mills’ “NYSS: West Coast Connections,” the first showcase to celebrate the West Coast alumni of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. The show was selected by New York-based critic and curator Karen Wilkin and features the work of 18 contemporary artists, including Gina and Hearne .
Ryan Meyer (MFA 2018) will be in the exhibition “Wild Within: In Search of the Natural Beneath — Skin, Soil, Planet (08°N, 78°N, 23°S)” at Sunbury House in London. The show, which runs from July 21 to August 8, 2018, is a project of the collective Guest Projects and La Wayaka Current.
“Wild Within” is a space for Londoners to re-connect with some of the wildest places remaining on our planet and in turn reflect on their own communities, habitats and themselves at a moment of ecological crisis, in transformative, hopeful and inspiring new ways.
Shiva Ahmadi has been awarded the Civitella Raineri Art Residency in Italy. This residency, which runs from June 14 to July 23, 2018, has hosted over 800 Fellows and Director’s Guests at its 15th century castle in Umbria since its founding in 1995.
Fellows receive a six-week stay of self directed studio work and time. Each period brings together 12-14 accomplished international artists, writers and composers at emerging and established moments in their careers.
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. at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.