Alum Muzi Li Rowe (MFA 2017) will be interviewed by Liv
Moe, Director of the Verge
Center for the Arts, on Sunday, September 13 at 5:15 pm.
as part of their ”Conversations with Artists”
series for Sac
Open Studies. The open studios, which have taken the form of
digital tours this year, run for two weeks and feature 120
Alum Manuel Fernando Rios’ (MFA 2011) solo show “The
Weight” is currently on view at Axis Gallery in
Sacramento. “The Weight” aims to visually explore the
feeling of carrying mental baggage. Through mixed media paintings
that often include silkscreen and image transfers, Rios weaves
intricate compositions full of colorful abstracted and figurative
forms capturing the complicated feelings of emotional weight.
Alum Rosemary Holliday Hall (BA 2013) is participating in
the group show
“Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on
Climate,” an exhibition that is the result of a yearlong
conversation between artists and scientists centered on climate
change impacts in the Chicago region. The exhibition can be
viewed in person at the Glass Curtain Gallery or as
a video documentation compiled by the Glass Curtain
Alum Daniel Alejandro Trejo’s (BA 2013) art has been included in
project “Looking Forward // Queer Futures” which displays artwork
by 10 queer artists on billboards in the LA area. Daniel’s
billboard is on Melrose and N. Mariposa and will be up for
If you are in LA, take a picture and send it to Daniel!
Alum Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) is in several group
exhibitions in New York right now. “Re/Location,”
sponsored by AS | Projects and curated by Jill Conner, will be
available online until September 17, 2020. Re/Location features
new works that reflect on the cathartic essence of the current
moment and the process of change.
Alums Carmel Dor (BA 2015), Laura Rayburn
(MFA 2015) and Wesley Bell-Miller (MFA 2015) are all
participating in the “Axis 15th National Juried Exhibition” now
on display at the Axis Gallery in Sacramento.
Art Music Lit Space’s
latest virtual exhibition “Methods of Negotiation” is now on
view. Co-curated by Tavarus Blackmon (MFA 2018) and Derek Kwan,
“Methods of Negotiation” asks how we negotiate in a world where
many of our usual methods of negotiation have been disrupted?
Alum Kyle Dunn (MFA ‘12) has been featured in the
magazine New American Paintings 145 (Pacific Coast).
New American Paintings publishes the most important
series of artist competitions throughout the country and
catalogs each in a special volume. This issue
(Volume 24, Issue 6, December/January 2020) looks at the Pacific
Coast Competition 2019, curated by Christine Y. Kim, Associate
Curator of Contemporary Art, LACoMA.
Rachel Dean (M.F.A, ‘19), Stephen Kaltenbach (B.A., ’66, M.A.,
‘67), Douglas Kleinsmith (B.A., ‘18) and Muzi Li Rowe
(M.F.A., ‘17) are currently featured in “Shelter in Studio,” an
online exhibition that is California Artists’ Response to
Alum Hong Zhang (MFA 2004) is participating in the group show
“Out of the Blue” at the Palazzo Reale in Milan. The opening
reception is Tuesday, September 8, 2020
This show, a collaboration with Milan based Alcantara
textile company, is curated by Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli and
Katie Hill. Six Chinese artists — Qin Feng, Qu Lei Lei, Sun Xun,
Mao Lizi, Wang Huangsheng as well as Hong – have been
invited to participate, with each artist presenting a new
body of work using Chinese ink with Alcantara material.
Alum Kevin Frances (BA 2010) is participating in the group show
“Documents” at the George Adams Gallery.
“Documents” features paintings, photographs and woodcuts by
Frances as well as artists Jack Beal, Manny Farber, Kija
Lucas and Tony May.
The exhibition will be available both online, in a digital format
and installed at the gallery for viewings by appointment through
July 16 to September 26, 2020.
“Objects of Affection” is her third solo presentation
at the gallery and showcases Valdez’s maximalist still life
paintings which offer a glimpse through the artist’s lens into
art history and the familiar.