Rachel Smith (MFA 2020) will be an exhibiting artist in the “East on West” group exhibition of San Francisco Bay Area artists from the Asian diaspora at the office of Senator Scott Weiner in the State of California Building.
Rodrigo Valenzuela, Santiago, Chile 1982, lives and work in Los Angeles, CA. He studied art history and photography at University of Chile (2004), holds a BA in Philosophy at The Evergreen State College and an MFA at University of Washington.
Recent residencies include Core Fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Maine), MacDowell Colony (NH), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Nebraska), Lightwork (Syracuse) and the Center for Photography at Woodstock (New York).
On Friday, March 8, come and see what our MFAs are up to. From 6-9 pm, the grads will open their studios to visitors. The event takes place in the Graduate Art Studios, next to the Art Annex, and in TB-9.
Edgar Arceneaux mixes drawing, sculpture, video, film and performance to explore how we construct history and memory in a racially divided country. His work has been shown at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Performa 15, New York; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, among other venues.
Submissions are now open for new works by student filmmakers for Film Fest @ UC Davis 2019. Celebrating its 19th year, the committee is seeking short films no longer than eight minutes in length (including credits) by April 12. Entries are open to all UC Davis students and recent graduates.
The festival will be held May 8 and 9 at the Varsity Theatre in downtown Davis. Doors open at 9 p.m. and screenings begin at 9:30 p.m.
Frances Stark’s drawings, collages, videos, PowerPoint presentations, performances, and paintings have been extensively exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. In 2017 a new suite of her paintings were included in the Whitney Biennial, her cinematic opera, The Magic Flute, premiered at LACMA, and an earlier work was featured in the Venice Biennale. In 2015, Stark’s sprawling mid-career survey, UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015, opened at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles before traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Sarah Cain moves beyond the traditional notion of painting within the frame by exploring abstraction and spatial interventions in a wide range of media and found materials. Leading a way into new territories of abstraction, Cain moves fluidly between works on site and her object-based studio practice. Cain was born in Albany, New York, in 1979. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.