Professor Shiva Ahmadi is one of 16 contemporary Iranian artists
participating in the exhibition “A Bridge Between You and
Everything: an Exhibition of Iranian Women Artists” at the
High Line Nine galleries in Chelsea. This show will be on display
until November 2019.
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.
This Saturday at the De
Young, Art Studio professor emerita Lynn Hershman Leeson will
discuss art and technology in ”Talk on Art and Algorithms
with Jori Finkel and Lynn Hershman Leeson.” As part of the Free
Saturday series at the Koret theater, Hershman Leeson will
discuss artworks created by technology—from Jean Tinguely’s
self-destructing machines to the AI-generated painting recently
sold by Christie’s—and explore questions of what it means to be
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.
Professors Gina Werfel and Hearne Pardee, alumni of
the New York Studio School,
are participating in “Coast to Coast,” an exhibition at the Berry
Campbell Gallery in New York featuring the works of several West
Coast alumni. The exhibition is curated by Karen Wilkin and runs
from July 11 to August 2, 2019.
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
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Theodore:Art is hosting the exhibit “Post Script”, an exhibition
of work from the archives and artists of Lennon Weinberg, a
gallery whose exhibition program in Soho and Chelsea spanned
three decades (1988-2019). Works by Professor Robin Hill, as well
as Peter Davis and Stephen Mueller, will be on display from June
7 to July 29, 2019.
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A few weeks ago you may have read the New York Times’ article on
Google’s use of temp workers, but did you catch the
opening photograph? Jessica Eve Rattner (MFA 2021) was
commissioned by the Times to document their article
“Google’s Shadow Work Force: Temps Who Outnumber Full-Time
Employees” and supplied the photo of temp worker
Mindy Cruz. Congratulations Jessica!
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.
William T. Wiley, who joined the Department of Art faculty in
1962 alongside Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson, Roy De
Forest and Manuel Neri, and taught until 1976, is featured
in a solo exhibition at San Francisco’s Hosfelt Gallery.
“Sculpture, Eyes Wear Tug Odd” reflects the importance of what is
perhaps the least known aspect of his output—sculpture—through a
range of works spanning the last six decades.
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.
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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.
Rachel Smith (MFA 2020) will be an exhibiting artist in the “East
on West” group exhibition of San Francisco Bay Area artists from
the Asian diaspora at the office of Senator Scott Weiner in the
State of California Building.
Congratulations to Julia Rigby (MFA 2020) on being selected to
participate in the exhibition “MFA
Now 2019!” This exhibition is a biennial juried show and
archive publication sponsored by Root Division that
features the works of MFA candidates at 9 of the top Bay
Area institutions, including California College of the Arts,
Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State
University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, and
University of California, Berkeley, University of California
Alum Kevin Frances (BA 2010) has solo exhibition at Wellsley
College’s Jewett Art Gallery. His exhibition “Superposition” runs
until March 1. A closing reception will take place on March 1
(Friday) from 4-7 pm.
Kevin is now lowking in New York City after receiving his MFA in
Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design (2013).
Professors Lucy Puls and Darrin Martin, along with
alum Terry Berlier (MFA, 2003), will participate in the
Obsolescence” at the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery
in San Jose State University. The show runs from January 29 to
February 22, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday,
January 29 from 6-7:30 pm.
Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005), along with Max Razdow and Emerald
Rose Whipple, will be showing in the new exhibit “Orbweavers.”
Curated by Kari Adelaide, “Orbweavers” will run from January 18
to March 1, 2019 in Project: ARTspace in New York City. An
opening reception will be held January 18, 6-9 pm
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The Hole is proud to present the first New York solo exhibition
by Minneapolis-based artist Mathew Zefeldt (MFA 2011). Covering
the walls and floor of our gallery 3 space with a giant oil on
panel mural, Zefeldt will then hang eight new paintings on top of
the installation. “Customizable Realities” is a completely
immersive post-analog painting installation and must be
Matthew is currently a professor of painting and drawing at
University of Minnesota.
Here is an overview of life in London for UC Davis alumni Devanny
Augustin, Andrea Carrasco, McKinna Salinas and Jean
Young who are participating in the Royal Drawing
Residency program. Thanks to McKinna Salinas for the
Bryce Vinokurov’s solo exhibition “Surveillance” will be on
display at the Margrit Mondavi Vineyard Room in the Robert
Mondavi Winery starting November 6th. His new series of
paintings, drawings and mixed-media collages looks at the figure
in surveillance and reconnaissance. His figures “are both
spectators and participants, complacent to scrutiny and perhaps
An opening reception will be held on November 10 from 5-7 pm.
First-year MFA candidate Rachel Smith, a 2018 alum of UC
Santa Cruz, recently unveiled a portrait of pioneering
environmentalist Rachel Carson at UC Santa Cruz. Located at
Rachel Carson College, the bust was unveiled last spring,
fulfilling Smith’s wish to represent the “trials of women” and
leave her mark on the UCSC campus.
Read the complete article in UC Santa Cruz Magazine
Alum Torreya Cummings (BA) will be a guest artist in the
2018-2019 Mills College Art lecture series.
Like our Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Art lecture series
at Mills College provides their MFA candidates
and Department of Art and Visual Culture students and
faculty a chance to invite renown contemporary artists and
scholars to campus in order to gain greater perspective on
current ideas and practices in the contemporary art world.
Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) is participating in the
exhibition “Sun Worship
and Solar Machines” curated by Kari Adelaide and Max Razdow
at The Sphinx. An itinerant curatorial project developed
by Adelaide and Razdow, The Sphinx exhibits in Boston, New
York City and surrounding areas. “Sun Worship and Solar Machines”
will display at Envoy Hotel, Fort Point Arts Community in Boston.
The exhibition runs to October 6, 2018.
Rachel Deane’s (MFA 2019) installation Mending will be
on display at the artist collective AUTOMAT in Philadelphia where
she has transformed the space using her signature
labor-intensive, layered approach to storytelling. In
Mending, Deane takes a look at contemporary dating
culture, both positive and traumatic. Rooted in literary
references including Hamlet’s Ophelia and Faust’s Aricia, this
idea was originally manifest as a short story written by Deane,
and then evolved to material form, and now contains dozens of
objects, drawings, structures, and spaces.
Gina Werfel and Hearne Pardee will participate in Hackett Mills’
“NYSS: West Coast Connections,” the first showcase to
celebrate the West Coast alumni of the New York Studio School of
Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. The show was selected by New
York-based critic and curator Karen Wilkin and features the work
of 18 contemporary artists, including Gina and Hearne .
Ryan Meyer (MFA 2018) will be in the exhibition “Wild Within: In
Search of the Natural Beneath — Skin, Soil, Planet (08°N,
78°N, 23°S)” at Sunbury House in London. The show,
which runs from July 21 to August 8, 2018, is a project of
the collective Guest Projects and La Wayaka Current.
“Wild Within” is a space for Londoners to re-connect with some of
the wildest places remaining on our planet and in turn reflect on
their own communities, habitats and themselves at a moment of
ecological crisis, in transformative, hopeful and inspiring new
Shiva Ahmadi has been awarded the Civitella Raineri Art Residency
in Italy. This residency, which runs from June 14 to July 23,
2018, has hosted over 800 Fellows and Director’s Guests at
its 15th century castle in Umbria since its founding in 1995.
Fellows receive a six-week stay of self directed studio work and
time. Each period brings together 12-14 accomplished
international artists, writers and composers at emerging and
established moments in their careers.
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