The California Studio: Manetti Shrem Artist Residencies at UC
Davis presents contemporary forms of practice and approaches to
studio art education. The program brings a group of visiting
artists to the Department of Art and Art History every year.
We, the faculty in Art
Studio, stand with our community of students, faculty,
staff, researchers and colleagues to uphold our commitment
to listen, learn and to take action against social
injustice. We pledge to act in solidarity with those
who seek to end racism and achieve equity and justice for
The UC Davis Department of Art and Art History at UC Davis offers
a Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio with a broad range of studio
courses providing hands-on practice including painting,
sculpture, drawing, photography, ceramics, printmaking, and
Art historians and curators Bridget Cooks and Nana Adusei-Poku
discuss art, museums and demands for change in the age of Black
Lives Matter with museum educator Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick. They
consider the complexities of rethinking art history and museum
practices through the lens of Blackness and explore how artists
are imagining worlds of Black freedom.
Cecilia Alemani is the Artistic Director of the
2022 Venice Biennial. Since 2011, she has been the Donald R.
Mullen, Jr. Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art, the public
art program presented by the High Line in New York City.
Alongside her commitments at the High Line, she served as
Artistic Director of the inaugural edition of Art Basel Cities:
Buenos Aires in 2018 and was Curator of the Italian Pavilion at
the 2017 Venice Biennial.
Rina Banerjee is
a visual artist whose work draws on her transnational and
personal history as an immigrant. Her paintings and sculptures
use a wide range of materials and historical references to
explore ethnicity, race, migration and American Diasporic
Sky Hopinka, who was
born and raised in Ferndale, Washington, is a member of the
Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. His video,
photo, and text work centers around personal positions of
Indigenous homeland and landscape, designs of language as
containers of culture expressed through personal, documentary,
and nonfiction forms of media.
Shimon Attie is a multidisciplinary artist who
creates site-specific installations in public spaces using video,
photography and collaborative processes with local communities.
Attie’s art reflects on the relationship between place, memory
and identity and explores how contemporary media may be used to
re-imagine new relationships between space, time, place and
identity. His work has been shown at The Museum of Modern Art,
New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Centre
Georges Pompidou, Paris and the Institute of Contemporary Art,
Lynn Hershman Leeson is internationally
recognized for her pioneering contributions to the fields of
photography, video, film, performance, artificial intelligence,
bio art, installation and interactive as well as net-based media
art. Her work investigates the relationship between humans and
technology, identity, surveillance, and the use of media as a
tool of empowerment against censorship and political repression.