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.
The exhibition, “Then and Now,” is on display through
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.
1120 Bailey Hill, No. 11
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!”
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
Alum Danielle Bronson (BA Art History and Art Studio,
2019) will be giving a lecture at the Living Computer Museum and
Labs in Seattle on net.art.
Her talk will take place Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 3-4 pm.
Bronson is currently based in the Bay Area and is a contributing
author to Sartle.com
Alum Zach Clark’s (MFA 2016) National Monument Press has
just released a new artist book, Kelley
O’Leary’s Collective Geographies based on an Irving
Street Project community mapping 2017-2018 event in San
Francisco. The official release will take place at Black Bird
Bookstore in San Francisco Saturday, September 28 from 7-9 pm.
Alum Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) is rolling out her next
event for the 2019-2020 season. This weekend kicks off a
7-month series of artist-led workshops organized by Crallé .
“Surrounding Desire” is a two-part workshop led by
Chicago-based artist/scholar Anna Martine Whitehead in
collaboration with Bay Area artist Sofía Córdova.
In 1965, art Professor William Wiley purchased an odd object in a
thrift store and brought it to campus. The Slant Step is a green
linoleum-covered plywood stool with a slanted – and seemingly
nonfunctional – step that has inspired artists for decades at UC
Davis and beyond.
San Jose Institute of
Contemporary Art’s 39th annual Connect &
Collect Art Auction and Exhibition is opening in October and
Alum Jamie Banes (MFA 2007) will be participating. Jamie has
contributed The Revisionists to this fundraiser which
opens for viewing on Sunday, October 6, 1pm – 4pm.
The Bid Party-Sunday takes place on October 6
from 11am-1pm and the
Alum Jamie Banes (MFA 2007) is participating in the exhibition
at Root Division in San
Francisco. This annual juried exhibition will include four
of Jamie’s wall sculptures, including two new pieces. Jamie and
eleven of the Bay Area’s most promising emerging artists are
featured in this show which is running from September 11-28,
2nd Saturday Reception: September 14, 2019, 7-10 pm
Three of the five artists in the exhibition “Empathy” at the
Cosumnes River College art gallery are UC Davis art alumni.
Arthur Gonzalez (MFA 1981), Julia Couzens (MFA 1990) and Tavarus
Blackmon (MFA 2017) are part of the exhibition on display
September 13 through November 21. An opening reception
will take place September 13 from 5:30 to 8:30
Consumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823