Painting and DrawingM.F.A. Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2005M.F.A. Drawing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2003B.F.A. Painting, Azad University, Tehran, Iran, 1998Appointed 2015
SculptureB.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute, 1977Appointed 2001
Robin Hill is an artist whose work focuses on the intersection between drawing, photography, and sculpture. Her large-scale installations capture wayward moments of beauty while extending the life of the sculptural components she uses to generate photographic images in cyanotype. She teaches sculpture and drawing as well as special topics courses including The Miniature, Where Here Is: Site Specific Public Art, and Drawing Into Sculpture.
Photography in the Expanded FieldM.F.A. Columbia University, 2005B.A. Vassar College, 1992Appointed 2014
Tim Hyde works in the expanded field of photography. His photographs, videos, and collages have been featured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy; the de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; Sculpture Center, New York City; the Busan Biennale in Busan, South Korea; and the Rose Museum at Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts, among others. Hyde is the co-founder of The Skull Sessions, an experimental art publication distributed by SpacesCorners.
Video and Media ArtsM.F.A. University of California, San Diego, 2000B.F.A. NYSC, Alfred University, School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY, 1992Appointed 2005
Darrin Martin is an artist and educator. Through video, sculpture, and print-based installations, his works engage the synesthetic qualities of perception. Concerned with what is gained and lost in the process of translation as mediated by both old and new technologies and influenced by his own experiences with hearing loss, his current projects consider notions of accessibility through the use of tactility, sonic analogies, and audio descriptions. His videos have screened internationally at festivals and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY); P
Painting and DrawingM.F.A. Columbia UniversityNew York Studio School, New York, NYB.A. Yale UniversityAppointed 2000
A painter who also writes about art, Hearne Pardee has focused his investigations on the everyday landscape since moving to Davis in 2001. His color compositions and on-site paintings of houses, yards and schools are inflected by memory. They combine the optical discipline of Josef Albers with the spatial improvisation of Hans Hofmann.
SculptureM.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, 1980B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977Appointed 1985
Lucy Puls works with images and objects to explore the uniquely human relationship to material possessions. Personal belongings play a psychological and cultural role that is exceedingly complex. Through the use of sculptural form, photographic images, paint, and other additives the goal is to facilitate travel between material awareness and representation.
Puls teaches sculpture, Beginning through Advanced, including Sculpture: Materials, and Sculpture: Concepts, as well as Seminar in Art Practice for undergraduates and Graduate Seminar.
Ceramic SculptureM.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1981B.F.A. NYSC, School of Art and Design at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, 1978Appointed 1997
Annabeth Rosen studied at Alfred University (BFA) and the Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA), and has gone on to teach at the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1997 she has held the Robert Arneson Endowed Chair at the University of California Davis.
PhotographyM.F.A. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 2001B.F.A. Pratt Institute, New York, NY, 1998Appointed 2006
Young Suh received his BFA in Photography from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn in 1998, and went on to receive his MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he taught large format photography and digital printing. His photographic work often deals with the complicated nature of human involvement in managing natural resources and the shifting concepts of nature in contemporary society.
M.F.A. Visual Art, Columbia University, New York, 2007Certificate Woodblock Printmaking and Papermaking, Kyoto Seika University, Japan, 2005B.F.A. Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 2004
Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 M-F Advising: 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 M-F
Ariel Collatz is an academic advisor and program manager for the Arts Group Advising Center. She holds a B. A degree in History from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and a M.S. in Counseling with a specialization in Career Development from Sacramento State University. She has worked as an undergraduate advisor at UC Davis for 11 years. Her passion is helping students create a rewarding undergraduate experience.
Office Hours: 8:00-5:00 M-F Advising: 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 M-F
Kathryn Shickman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree in Human Development from California State University, Los Angeles. She has worked as an undergraduate advisor and program coordinator at The Arts Group Advising Center here at UC Davis since August, 2014. She has previously worked as an advising assistant on campus in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and at Services for International Students and Scholars. In her career prior to coming to UC Davis, she has held many roles in the fields of education and developmental psychology.
B.A. Art Studio, California State University, Sacamento, 2013M.A. Art Studio, California State University, Sacamento, 2015
Tavarus Blackmonster is an American contemporary artist based in California. He likes to do it and, he likes to make it, too. It is pleasure in the creative endeavors that affords him the ability to create art, raise a family and be devoted to those who get caught staring at the bright lights. In his humble demeanor he must implore others to, “Turn on the bright lights and, do it!”
B.F.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2015
Emily Clark-Kramer hails from North Carolina where she graduated with a BFA in Painting from UNC-Greensboro in 2015. Before arriving as an artist, Emily studied textiles and Spanish. She studied abroad in Prague, the Dominican Republic and Siena, Italy. She is primarily a painter and installation artist, and her work often investigates the intersection of the two. She explores the organization of bright colors into maps or systems.
Jodi Connelly is an artist and educator who developed arts programming for at-risk youth in Brooklyn and Queens, NY. Her drawings, photographs and sculptures deal with the body in relationship to the natural world, meditation and transformation. She was the visual artist for the performance Paraiso at Five Myles Gallery in BK, NY and a recipient of the Louis Brandeis Festival of the Creative Arts Grant for her project “Hive”.
After a long stretch of nomadic living, Noah Greene received a BA in Studio Art from Whitman College. Recently, his practice has been a feedback loop with a day job demolishing and reconstructing homes and other architecture in Portland, Oregon. Utilizing a variety of media, his work explores fractured narratives, neglected matter, and detritus both physical and otherwise.
B.A. Painting, California State University, Sacramento 2015
Doug Loree was born in San Jose, California, though he spent much of his childhood in the Boston area. Returning to the west coast as an adult, he earned his BA in Painting from California State University Sacramento in 2015. Having been a denizen of the internet since its public availability, he wonders about its role in our evolution. The changing perception of our reality and the emergence of a digital consciousness fascinate him, for good or for ill.
B.F.A. Art Studio, University of Alabama, Birmingham
While growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Ryan spent his first eighteen years studying and preparing for a life as a scientist/engineer. This changed, however, shortly before joining the BFA program at UAB. He has spent his time since that change exploring the relationships between human existence, the material world, and the immaterial unknown.
B.A. English and French, University of San Diego, 2008M.A. Program in Humanities, University of Chicago, 2012
Coming from a background of Foreign Language Study, Early Modern Poetry, and Higher Education administration, Joy Miller now works with clay and collage as a way of exploring the intellectual energies that reside beyond words words words. Miller recently completed a ceramics residency at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL.
B.A. Journalism, San Francisco State University, 1992
Darcy Padilla has devoted her photography to pursuing long-form narrative documentary. Her awards include an Alexia Foundation Grant, Alicia Patterson Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Open Society Institute Fellowship, World Press Photo, and the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanitarian Photography. Published and exhibited internationally, Padilla’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; International Center for Photography, New York; and Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
Here is a preview at the work artists in the UC Davis Art Studio MFA Program will be featuring at their “Open Studios” evening on Friday, April 7. These graduate students invite all to roam through their studios to explore their creative output.
B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, San Francisco Art Institute, 2014
Henry Landes Bell was born in Los Angeles and raised there and in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. In 2014 Henry received his BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. He creates Chimeric semiotic relationships through a diverse array of media to investigate and circumscribe the New American Gothic using personal, family, and American history, filtered through the often opposing lenses of subculture and consumerism.
Mike T. Cole is so country, he wasn’t raised; he was reared. Total freedom to be a solitary boy in the woods was all his. He spent long days playing, patrolling, hiking, imagining and investigating the landscape surrounding his home in North Central Pennsylvania. The land was his constant companion and they became bonded for life. In 2001, Mike Cole left the country for Philadelphia. He went to the head of the painting class at Tyler School of Art subsisting solely on canned ham and Jif. His work has recently branched out from painting into photography, installation and beyond.
Vincent Pacheco was raised in a family of artists, gangbangers, and drug dealers in California’s Bay Area. After becoming the first one in his family to graduate from college, Pacheco spent the next 15 years of his life working in the American advertising industry, hustling his way up the corporate ladder. Having worked for clients such as Disney, Marvel, Yahoo, Microsoft, 20th Century Fox, and Paramount Pictures, Pacheco threw in the towel and decided to seek a life that was dedicated towards spiritual growth rather than monetary gain.
Arielle Rebek has Midwest roots and West coast branches. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and received a BA in studio art from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Fresh air and opportunity brought Arielle to California in 2013. Working in the realm of photography, Arielle often bypasses the camera to work directly with light sensitive chemicals, papers and films. She considers how photography influences our experience of the present and our memories of the past.
B.V.A. Visual Arts, University of Australia, Sydney, 2010
Muzi Li Rowe was born in Beijing, China. She received a BVA from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Currently she is pursuing her Master’s degree at the University of California, Davis. Muzi photographs with both analogue and handmade cameras, delivering a visual experience that is both familiar and strange.
B.A. California State University, Sacramento, 2015
Faith Sponsler was born in the small mountain town of Mount Shasta, California. In 2015, she received her BA in Studio Art from California State University, Sacramento. Sponsler primarily uses found and natural materials in order to explore the physical recording of transformation and the visual palimpsest of memory within objects.