A native New Yorker, Jonathan Calm is a visual artist in the
media of photography and video whose work combines as well as
challenges the aesthetic and ideological tenets of architecture,
documentary journalism and sculpture. A central theme of his work
is the relationship between photography and urban architecture,
and the powerful role of images in the way architectural
constructs shape the lives of individuals and communities.
Frances Stark’s drawings, collages, videos, PowerPoint
presentations, performances, and paintings have been extensively
exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. In 2017 a new suite
of her paintings were included in the Whitney Biennial, her
cinematic opera, The Magic Flute, premiered at LACMA,
and an earlier work was featured in the Venice Biennale. In 2015,
Stark’s sprawling mid-career survey, “UH-OH: Frances Stark
1991-2015,” opened at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles before
traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Beatriz Cortez is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los
Angeles. Her work explores simultaneity, life in
different temporalities and different versions of
modernity, particularly with regards to memory and loss in the
aftermath of war and the experience of migration, and in
relation to imagining possible futures.
Meg Shiffler is the Galleries Director for the San Francisco Arts
Commission (SFAC), the arts agency of the City and County of
San Francisco. In this role since 2005, she curates exhibitions
featuring local, national and international artists that provoke
a dialogue between contemporary art and broad civic and social
The “Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition” at the Jan Shrem
and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art showcases the work and
research of graduate students across various disciplines
including art studio, design, art history, music, theatre, and
creative writing among others.
The UC Davis Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio
Visiting Artist Lecture series brings artists, writers and
curators to campus. All presentations are free and take place at
4:30 p.m. at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of
The Art Building is located on Hutchison Drive, about halfway
between the Memorial Union and Mrak Hall on the UC Davis campus.
There is limited parking behind the building, but there is
visitor parking nearby, across the Arboretum in lot VP5.