Alumni Create Outback Arthouse in L.A.
Alumni Kristin Hough (MFA ’16) and Julian Tan (MFA ’16) are among the founders of Outback Arthouse, a collaborative curatorial project in Los Angeles.
Created in 2018, Outback aims to provide exhibition opportunities to emerging artists and offer space for experimentation. Originally hosting shows in a finished one car garage and backyard in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Outback recently expanded its practice to include site specific installations throughout Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, Outback is now supplementing its programming with virtual studio visits, artist updates and online exhibitions, which can be seen online at outbackarthouse.com and on Instagram @outbackarthouse.
Outback is opening a new online exhibition, “Producing Space,” on August 15. Co-curated by Hough and Zach Clark (MFA ’16) , the show features works by Tavarus Blackmonster (MFA, ‘18) and Aida Lizalde (BA ’18) as well as including an essay by Ginny Van Dine (MA art history, ‘17).
Other alumni whose work has been exhibited by Outback includes Faith Sponsler (MFA 17′), Sarah Chan (MFA ’16) and Henry Bell (MFA ’17).
Noah Green (MFA ‘18), Vincent Pacheco (MFA ‘17) and Arielle Rebek (MFA ‘17) have been featured on the website as part of the Virtural Studio Visit series.