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.
In response to
recent events at SFMOMA, alum Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011)
and her collaborative “Heavy Breathing”
artist-lecture series ended their residency at SFMOMA’s
#museumfromhome Community in Residence Program which was
scheduled to present “How
to Eat Blackberries” with artists Leila Weefur and Elana
Gross on June 4.
Alum Zach Clark (MFA 2016) will be on the
Kala Art Institute’s Artist Publications Panel Discussion
this May 30 at 2 pm for Art Kala 2020. Clark and Amy Burek (both
Studio) will have a conversation with the artists of the
collaborative Riso Studio to discuss their Art Kala 2020
special publications, Risograph and will share their
experiences with the process.
The Chain Reaction series was launched in 1986 to celebrate Bay
Area artists. Chain Reaction mimics a chain letter where every
Monday for the eight weeks a new chain is initiated. Each
participant is selected by the featured artist the day
before—artists choosing artists choosing artists.
Alum Joyce Nojima (MFA 2014) is participating in the
exhibit Wander Woman 2.
Curated by Rea Lynn de Guzman, this exhibition explores complex
identity politics such as diaspora, femininity, liminality, and
power dynamics. Artists present work in a diverse range
of artistic media stemming from photo-based conceptual work and
material explorations such as performance, photography, print
media, sculpture, video.
Muzi Li Rowe and Vincent Pacheco, who received their M.F.A.
degree from UC Davis in 2017, have been awarded Ali
Youssefi Project residencies in Sacramento. Pacheco (M.F.A.,
art,’17, B.S., design, ’03) received the WAL residency which will
provide an apartment and studio space for three months.