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Shiva Ahmadi Featured in New York Museum

Work by Associate Professor Shiva Ahmadi, graduate adviser Art Studio, is currently on exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. 

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Arneson Subject of Museum Conversation
October 18

Learn more about the late UC Davis art professor Robert Arneson’s Alice Street series at a conversation between Sandra Shannonhouse, the artist’s widow, and Rachel Teagle, founding director of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.

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Alum Julia Couzens in “Strange”
August 21, 2019-January 19, 2020

Currently on display at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive is the exhibition “Strange”  featuring the work of artists whose art captures the spirit of Surrealism. Among these featured artists is alum Julia Couzens (MFA 1990).

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Alum Publishes Latest Zine “Raised Beds”

Zach Clark, M.F.A. 2018 art studio, has recently published his newest zine “Raised Beds,” about home gardening, collaborating with dirt, and being a person in the city. 

Upcoming Events

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Kathy Butterly
Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Kathy Butterly (MFA 1990), who lives and works in New York, has exhibited internationally and her art is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the de Young Museum, San Francisco. She has received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.

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MFA Open Studios
Nov. 7

The UC Davis MFA Art Studio graduate students invite all into their studios to see what they are working on and connect with others from the larger community. 

Both the main graduate art building, with 13 studios, and TB9, with 3 studios will be open and the artists will be present to talk about their work and practices.

Open studios are free and open to all people interested in checking it out and having conversations. 

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Amelia Jones
Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Amelia Jones is Robert A. Day Professor and Vice Dean of Research, Roski School of Art & Design, USC, and is a curator and scholar of contemporary art, performance, and feminist/sexuality studies. Recent publications include Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts (2012); co-edited with Erin Silver, Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories (2016); and the edited special issue “On Trans/Performance” of Performance Research (2016).

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Jonathan Calm
Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series

A native New Yorker, Jonathan Calm is a visual artist in the media of photography and video whose work combines as well as challenges the aesthetic and ideological tenets of architecture, documentary journalism and sculpture. A central theme of his work is the relationship between photography and urban architecture, and the powerful role of images in the way architectural constructs shape the lives of individuals and communities.

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Frances Stark
Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series

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.

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Beatriz Cortez
Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series

 

WHEN: April 2, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Manetti Shrem Museum, Community Education Room

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Meg Shiffler
Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Meg Shiffler is the Galleries Director for the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC), the arts agency of the City and County of San Francisco. In this role since 2005, she curates exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists that provoke a dialogue between contemporary art and broad civic and social issues.

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