Alum Ben Diller (MFA 2002) has been selected to participate in
the juried exhibition “And Now for Something New”, Vol. 2 at the
LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. “And Now for Something New”
runs from August 3rd – September 28th, 2019. The jurors were
Laura Richens, the Curator of the Carroll Gallery in the Newcomb
Art Department of Tulane University, and Dale Newkirk, professor
of Visual Arts and Director of University Art Galleries at
Southeastern Louisiana University. They will select a winning
artist who will receive a show at LeMieux Galleries in 2021.
If you were in SF this past weekend, I hope you caught alum Jamie
Banes (MFA 2007) in “stARTup Small Works.” For the second year,
Jamie participated in the art fair at The Midway in San Francisco
which features select artists showing small-scale works in a
variety of mediums.
Without Boundaries,” opening July 14 at the Jan Shrem and Maria
Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, explores the many ways
artists can approach the landscape. Drawn entirely from the
museum collection, the exhibition includes art by emeriti faculty
members Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, Mike Henderson, Roland
Petersen, Cornelia Schulz, Wayne Thiebaud and William Wiley, and
alumni Deborah Butterfield and Maija Peeples-Bright.
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,
This event is free and one night only
4911 5th Avenue South
Alum Aida Lizalde (BA 2018) and photographer Jesse Vasquez,
Art Studio photo and digital lab technician, are
“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 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
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
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
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
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
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.