Alum Ryan Meyer (MFA 2018), one of three artists in the collaboration known as VINEGAR, will be showing at Freedom House on Thursday, June 27 from 5-9 pm. “Spectacular Never the Same” will present the launch of Vinegar’s first zine Posterior, poetry readings by Halley Cotton, Daniel DeVaughn, Carey Fountain, Ryan Meyer, Chelsea Wilkerson, as well as the exhibition of VINEGAR’s latest drawings, paintings, and doodles.
This event is free and one night only
4911 5th Avenue South
Alum Aida Lizalde (BA, art studio, 2018) and photographer Jesse Vasquez, art studio photo and digital lab technician, are collaborating on “Binomial,” an installation composed of multiple sculptural works by Lizalde and a performative photo series by Lizalde and Vazquez. The work is on exhibition June 7 through 28 at Chandra Cerrito/Art Advisors in Oakland.
Alum Anna Valdez (BA, Art Studio, UCD 2009 and MFA, Boston University) is having her second solo show at the Dianna Witte Gallery in Toronto, Canada. “Bones & Stones” opens May 31 and runs through June 23.
Alum Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor (MFA 2005) is having a solo show as part of Lancaster Museum of Art and History’s exhibition “Woven Stories.” This exhibition runs from May 11-July 21 with an opening reception on Saturday May 11 from 4-6 pm. Congratulations Elisabeth!
Mark your calendars for “The Ordinary Instant” — the 2018-2019 Graduate Fellows Exhibition at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Join Alum Tavarus Blackmon (aka Tavarus Blackmonster, MFA 2018) and the graduate fellows as they conclude their year-long residency in the Marin Headlands. The exhibition runs from May 12 to June 2 with an opening reception on Sunday, May 12 from 2-5 pm.
Tavarus will also present micro performances with Derek Kwan on May 25 and June 1 at 7:30 pm in building 961 inside the immersive Blue Room Installation.
Alum Muzi Li Rowe (MFA 2017) is showing at The Garage on The Grove in a solo exhibition entitled “Komorebi.” Rowe’s ”immersive installation weaves memory with emotion” with delicate photographs, drawings and handmade DIY projectors.
Receptions will be held April 27 from 7-10 pm and on 2nd Saturday, May 11 from 7-10 pm.
“Komorebi” runs from April 27 through May 31.
If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, alum Noah Greene (MFA 2018) will be curating a one day show entitled “Pleasures Thinning.” The show, which features fellow alum Joy Miller (MFA 2018) as well as Andy Garrison and Royce Allen Hobbs, will be held from 6-9 pm on May 11 at 2241 NE 12th Avenue.
Alum Jared Theis (MFA 2012) has been awarded a Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence. Theis will spend Fall 2019 at the New Orleans based foundation, working along side Professor Lucy Puls who also was awarded a Fall 2019 residency!
Alum Kyle Dunn’s (MFA 2012) solo exhibition “BUZZ” is on exhibit at the First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco. “BUZZ” runs from April 6-April 26. An opening reception will be held on April 6th from 7-10 pm.
First Amendment Gallery
100 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA
Thanks to Professor Gina Werfel for sharing this video of alum Anna Valdez (BA, Art Studio, UCD 2009 and MFA, Boston University) during her time as an artist-in-residence at Facebook Headquarters (2018).
Art by alum Chris Daubert (MFA 1988) is currently featured in “Is the transformation complete?,” an exhibition at artspace 1616. The show runs through April 29th at the Sacramento gallery located at 1616 Del Paso Blvd.
Alum Julia Elsas (MFA 2009) will exhibit new sculptures in her new show ”SONIC MUD: Ugav nights.” Sonic Mud will be held Thursday, March 28th at 8pm at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. As a New Jewish Culture Fellow, sponsored by the Brooklyn Jews and the UJA-Federation of NY, Julia reimagined the mysterious biblical instrument, the Ugav, through a series of ceramic sculptures.
Alum Kristin Hough and Julian Tan (both MFA 2016) participated in the Los Angeles launch of “SPRING/BREAK Art Show” this past February 15-17. SPRING/BREAK is an art fair that utilizes underused, atypical exhibition spaces to challenge the traditional art market environment.
Alum Kevin Frances (BA 2010) has solo exhibition at Wellsley College’s Jewett Art Gallery. His exhibition “Superposition” runs until March 1. A closing reception will take place on March 1 (Friday) from 4-7 pm.
Kevin is now lowking in New York City after receiving his MFA in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design (2013).
Professors Lucy Puls and Darrin Martin, along with alum Terry Berlier (MFA, 2003), will participate in the exhibition “Planned Obsolescence” at the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery in San Jose State University. The show runs from January 29 to February 22, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, January 29 from 6-7:30 pm.
Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005), along with Max Razdow and Emerald Rose Whipple, will be showing in the new exhibit “Orbweavers.” Curated by Kari Adelaide, “Orbweavers” will run from January 18 to March 1, 2019 in Project: ARTspace in New York City. An opening reception will be held January 18, 6-9 pm
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New York, NY 10016