Alum Kevin Frances’ (BA 2010) solo show will open February 15 at
the Leon Gallery in Denver. “Man in the Moon” will feature
Kevin’s woodcuts, photographs and sculptures from his Monolith
series and will be on display until March 28. If you are in the
Denver area, the opening reception will be Feb 15, from 7-11 pm.
Alum Elaine K. Ng’s (BA 1999) solo show “OVER/UNDER” at
Interloc in Rockland, Maine opened Saturday, January 18.
“OVER/UNDER” showcases Ng’s recent work developed from her
exploration of materials, patterns, and their relationship to
place. Mined from research done in Taiwan during 2017-18, these
works combine, abstract, and transform commonplace things,
reimagining them in different contexts to offer alternate
interpretations of our material surroundings.
Alum Terry Berlier (MFA 2003) will have a solo exhibition at the
Stanford Art Gallery, starting January 22 and running to March
15, 2020. The exhibition titled ”I Am What I Am Not Yet”
references author/philosopher Maxine Green and speaks “to
our enduring, even grasping, pursuit of a sense of
Congratulations to Alum Rosemary Holliday Hall (BA 2013) who will
present her solo exhibition “Encyclia Imagosis” at Paris London
Hong Kong. ”Encyclia Imagosis” will
run from January 10 – February 22, 2020 in Chicago.
Alum Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) is participating in a group
show called “Luxe, Calme, et Volupte” at The Yard. The show,
which began December 12 and will run to March 2020, will have an
opening reception January 28 from 6-8 pm
The Yard: Williamsburg Bridge
Alum Zach Clark (MFA 2016), Rachel Deane (MFA 2019)
and Angela Willetts (MFA 2016) are participating in the
“On the Tip of My Tongue” at Carnation Contemporary in
Portland Oregon. The show is co-curated by another alum, Kristin
Hough (MFA 2016).
Alum Xavier Lopez (MFA 1998) performed “Oración al Borde del
Apocalipsis” (Prayer at the Edge of Apocalypse) in the
exhibition ”Brighter Future: To be heard. To be seen. To be
free” at the ARTS at King Street Station in Seattle on December
Lopez, along with fellow artist Lauren Davis,
is also collaborating on the Latinx Performance Art
Festival in Seattle with La Sala, a Seattle
based Latino Arts organization.
Art Studio alumni have come together for the exhibition,
“The Resistant Gesture,” now at the Axis Gallery in
Sacramento through Dec. 22. The show was curated by Tavarus
Blackmon (MFA, ‘18) and includes work by Jodi Connelly (MFA ’18)
and Rachel Deane (MFA ‘19).
Alum Gerald Walburg (MA, 1967) has an extensive solo exhibition
of metal and ceramic sculptures, paintings and drawings at
Artspace 1616 in Sacramento. Walburg, who lives in Sacramento,
has created large scale public artworks including “Indo Arch” in
downtown Sacramento and has works in the collections of the
Museum of Modern Art, New York, SFMOMA, the Crocker Art Museum.
Resistant Gesture,” coming soon to the Axis Gallery,
highlights the work of several alum. Curated by Tavarus Blackmon
(MFA 2018), this exhibition features the work of Jodi Connelly
(MFA 2018) and Rachel Deane (MFA 2019),
alongside artists Sydney Acosta, Caiti Chan, Elizabeth
Joy Cord, Hea-Mi Kim, Amy Nathan and Holly Smith.
Alum Noah Greene’s (MFA 2018) solo exhibition “Can’t See You When
I See You” will be on display at TGTG (The Garage on The Grove)
beginning December 14 until December 28, 2019. An opening
reception will be held on December 14 from 7-10 pm.
Alum Shawn Sullivan (BA, 1991) has been the Sheldon High
School animation teacher since 1998. He has also been a
mentor to his Elk Grove students, helping many launch into
successful careers in the arts, media and the entertainment
industry, including performance artist David Garibaldi.
Today the mentor and the former student are collaborators on a
nonprofit called Creator X
which links student artists with practicing professionals.
Alum Julia Elsas (MFA 2009) will perform as Sonic Mud along Kenny
Wollesen, Kirk Knuffke, and Mike Irwin. Julia’s ceramic musical
instruments, which are sculptural as well as functional, will
played live on Sunday, October 27 from 5-7 pm at Relationship.
920 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Alum Mathew Zefeldt (MFA 2011) is participating in the show
“Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art” at the Akron Art
Museum in Akron, Ohio. “Open World” will be on display at
Akron until February 2, 2020. This exhibitoin will eventually
make its way to the San Jose Museum of Art where it will be in
view from September 10, 2020 to January 10, 2021.
Alum Noah Greene (MFA 2018) is showing in the two-person exhibit
“Never Feels Like a Future” at Tropical
Contemporary in Eugene, Oregon. This site-specific
installation will be on display Saturday October 19 and
October 26 from 1-4 pm. An opening reception will be held on
October 18 from 6-9 pm.
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Congratulations to alum Julia Couzens (MFA 1990) who participated
in the 2019 Cheongju Contemporary Craft Biennale in Cheongju,
South Korea. She also addressed the 3rd Academic
Symposium of the Biennale on “Dreaming the Crafts of the Future!”