Arts‘ new show “Macrocosmic: A Selection of Works” features
works by Julia Couzens (M.F.A., ‘90), Brad Miller and Coleen
Sterritt. “Macrocosmic” showcases multiple perspectives on
nature, the body, and space.
This group exhibition of sculpture and works on paper, chosen by
guest curator Carole Ann Klonarides, is on view from September 6
to October 29, 2022. An artist reception to be held on
Saturday, September 17 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Mark your calendars for the 2022 Sac Open Studios.
Two-hundred and seventy artists will open their studios to the
public in Sacramento and the surrounding area on September 10-11
and 17-18 from 10 pm to 5 pm.
The Basement Gallery is accepting submissions via email for
“Rebel in the Underground: Art and Music Crawl.” Works may be
submitted beginning on Sept. 16 and are accepted through midnight
on Sept. 30. The exhibition is scheduled to open Oct. 14.
Noah Greene (M.F.A., ‘18) has curated a solo exhibition
of new work by Brooklynn Johnson (M.F.A., ‘19) called
“House of Waves.” This exhibition is organized as part of a
nomadic curatorial project called TRAVELERS.
Biennial’s ”The Land of Milk and Honey [La tierra que
mana leche y miel]” is a traveling multidisciplinary arts and
culture program focused on the ideological concept of agriculture
in the regions of California and Mexico. “The Land of Milk and
Honey,” organized by Ed Gomez, Luis G.
Root Division’s latest
2022″ showcases the talent of twelve emerging artists in
the San Francisco Bay Area, among them recent graduates Kelley
O’Leary (M.F.A., ‘22) and Helia Pouyanfar (M.F.A., ‘22).
“Material Handling,” a new group show at Axis Gallery in
Sacramento, highlights paintings, textile-based works, sound
sculptures, installations and drawings by John Cristello, Anne
Garvey, Esther Marie Hall, Laura Sanford and alum Josh Short
(M.F.A., ‘09). Tavarus Blackmon (M.F.A., ‘18)
curated ”Material Handling” which will be on view from July
2 to July 31.
The work of alumna Hedwig Brouckaert
(M.F.A., art studio, ‘05) is featured in “Speekkamer,” a
two-person exhibition, at Poort 8 in Ghent, Belgium. Also
featuring work by Alexandra Leyre Mein, the show opens on June 30
and runs July 1-3 and 8-10 and by appointment.
Congratulations to Kelley O’Leary (M.F.A., ‘22) and Morgan
Cristine Flores (M.F.A., ‘22), winners of the LeShelle &
Gary May Art Purchase Prize and Keister & Allen Art Purchase
Prize respectively. The winners of the two awards
were announced at the opening celebration of the 2022 Arts
and Humanities Graduate Exhibition.
Muzi Li Rowe’s (M.F.A., ‘17) debut solo show
“Morbidly Optimistic” looks at the intersection of
technology, personal history, pseudo science and
consumerism. Rowe collects obsolete devices such as used
cell phones and digital cameras. Covered in dust, hair and grime,
these things were once pristine cold machines until time made its
personal mark. They are memento mori of a digital age.
Kelley O’Leary (M.F.A., ‘22) is participating in an online group
show with I Like
Your Work. “Through
Mossy Ways,” which features Kelley’s installation piece
“Gnomon,” is curated by Marcela Florida and on view through the
I like Your Work has an open call for their summer exhibition
curated by Jane Lawrence. Deadline for submissions is May 30th.
Follow the link in their bio @ilikeyourworkpodcast for submission
Clayton Schuster takes a look at Adeliza McHugh, the founder
of the legendary Folsom gallery The Candy Store and the
current Crocker Art Museum exhibition “The Candy Store: Funk,
Nut, and Other Art with a Kick” in his article for the
online art magazine Hyperallergic.
Art History M.A. candidates Srđan Tunić and Anya Shulman,
and second-year M.F.A. candidate Kelley O’Leary will present
public lectures in “Weird Studies,” a graduate student symposium
sponsored by the Department of French and Italian. The symposium
will take place Saturday, April 23 and continue on the following
Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Every spring, CSU Sacramento presents a Festival of the Arts,
highlighting artist workshops, public lectures and an art history
symposium. This year’s guest artist will be alumna Hong Zhang
(M.F.A., ‘04). Hong will give a public lecture on April 20 at
4:30 pm in Kadema Hal, Room 145.
Art Tonic’s first exhibit “Closer” features six California
artists who use or are inspired by the tiny, microscopic,
intimate, discarded, and often overlooked materials of our daily
lives. Muzi Li Rowe (M.F.A., ‘17), along with Chaitra Bangalore,
Kate Farrall, Erin Kaczkowski, Sunroop Kaur and Summer Ventis,
focus on the magic in the mundane.
In a recent San Francisco Chronicle Dateline feature, Tony Bravo
highlights the numerous contributions San Francisco artist and
professor emerita Lynn Hershman Leeson has made to the
contemporary art scene.
Bay Area creativity goes into overdrive when
SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby returns to McLaren Park for the first
time in more than 40 years. The original artists’ derbies
from the 1970s were legendary events — between the two races in
1975 and 1978, SFMOMA commissioned cars and trophies from more
than 200 artists — including professors emeritus Robert Arneson
and Mike Henderson, as well as Ruth Asawa, Ant Farm, Viola Frey,
Mike Henderson, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, Richard Shaw, and Carlos
Professor Shiva Ahmadi will visit the Detroit Institute of Arts to dicsuss
her art practice which borrows from the artistic traditions of
Iran and the Middle East to critically examine contemporary
political tensions. Her presentation,
which will be onsite Thursday, March 31, 5:30-7:30 pm, is part of
the FAAC/FMCA Artist Talk and Reception series.
The Candy Store Gallery opened in Folsom, California in
1962. The gallery was in fact a house and a candy store, but
eventually was converted into an art gallery by Adeliza McHugh.
The artists McHugh exhibited in her gallery—artists
such as Robert Arneson, Clayton Bailey, Roy De Forest, David
Gilhooly, Irving Marcus, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Jack Ogden,
Sandra Shannonhouse, Peter VandenBerge, and Maija Peeples-Bright
(née Zack)—were known for their quirky, anti-establishment
A new site-specific exhibition in Sacramento is bringing together
over thirty artists to explore issues of urban space
and community. “Coordinates: Ice
Pac” is a series of temporary installations located
in the former Pacsat Headquarters on S Street
The 2022 annual
conference of the National Council on Education for the
Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is coming to Sacramento this
March, highlighting the rich local ceramic arts scene for
which this region is so well known. Several venues in Sacramento
and the surrounding area will host exhibitions in
conjunction with NCECA’s Fertile Grounds conference.
Bloc” is an exhibition of historical quilts from the
Museum displayed alongside the works of seven contemporary
artists. The contemporary artists bridge recent art making
and exhibition practices with historic quilts and
the collecting and exhibition of artifacts from the
Springfield Museum. Among the artist participating in “Quilt
Bloc” is Noah Greene (M.F.A., ‘18).
“The sky is
higher here”, a group exhibition at Transmitter and
curated by Leila Seyedzadeh, features the work of alum Hedwig
Brouckaert (M.F.A., ‘05). This exhibition displays works of
a variety of mediums such as painting, textile, photography,
textile weaving, mixed media, through which each artist
examines the vastness of the sky and finds refuge in this great
space without borders.
Conceptual artist Bruce Nauman (M.A., ‘66) created the
five-silkscreen set Studies for Holograms in 1970, at a
moment when he took a boundary-breaking turn toward new
“The Marmor Collection: Bruce Nauman” at the Cantor Arts Center takes a
look at these humorous images and Nauman’s exploration of art
media and the human body as an endless source of pliable art
Sampada Aranke, Scholar in Residence, Manetti Shrem
Museum, and Dan Nadel, Curator at Large, Manetti Shrem
Museum, will host a colloquium for the Cultural Studies
Graduate Group on Curating Black Rage and Black
Utopias: Mike Henderson, Before the Fire, 1965-1985. This
zoom event will be held Thursday, March 10 from 4-6 pm (PST).
The E Street Gallery in Sacramento is presenting a tribute
exhibition to artist Linda Katzdorn Austin who died last year.
With remarkable efficiency, humor, and care for our students,
Linda managed the art studio’s printmaking lab for nearly twenty
Project’s Billboard Gallery
showcases the work of emerging and established regional artists
on billboards throughout Reno’s surface streets. Three new
artists are installed every four weeks in 2022, including alum
Kristin Hough (M.F.A., ‘16). Hough’s “HOT! l o o s e $tinkin’
WICKED wild P O W E R” is on view at Wells Avenue and Pueblo
A Kind of Ache is a multimedia installation and concert from
sculptor and conceptual artist Terry Berlier (M.F.A.,
‘03), composer Sarah Hennies, and electroacoustic
duo The Living Earth Show (Andy Meyerson and Travis
Andrews) that reimagines a world designed from and for a queer
identity. The drums-and-guitar duo will play Hennies’ score on
Berlier’s sculptures, using objects, music and their imaginations
to wonder “What would it feel like to be the majority?”
On Friday, December 10, alum Hong Chun Zhang (M.F.A, ‘04) gave a
zoom artist talk with Jessica Li (The Wave Magazine, Harvard
University) and Sarah Laursen (Curator of Chinese Art at Harvard
Former Professor Squeak Carnwath is currently featured
in several shows across the county. Nearby at b. sakata garo in
Sacramento, Carnwath’s solo show ”Here Now Then When” will
be on view until December 4, 2021. Carnwath was a Professor in
Art Studio from 1983-1998 before transferring to UCB’s Art
Mercy Hawkins (M.F.A., ‘21) is particpating in a three person
show at Marrow Gallery in San Francisco. ”Two Moons in
Sagittarius,” which also features Tahiti Pehrson and Lindsay
Stripling, will run from November 29 to January 5, 2022
Alum Julia Haft-Candell (B.A., ‘05) has been included in an
upcoming show at LA Louver curated by Alison Saar. In
Saar gathers ten artists that display energy around the idea
of Spirit Portraiture — spirits captured in visual form.
Included in “SeenUNseen” are JOJO ABOT, Rina Banerjee,
Vanessa German, Kathy Grove, Julia Haft-Candell, Kenyatta A.C.
Hinckle, Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz, Alison Saar, Keisha
Scarville and Arthur Simms.
Alum Ryan Meyer (M.F.A., ‘18) is in the new group show “A Deep
Well” at Ground
Floor Contemporary in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to
Meyer, artists Lauren Frances Evans and Sarah West are in
“A Deep Well” will be on view from November 4 to November 20,
An opening reception will take place Thursday, November 4,
5-7 pm and an artist talk on Thursday, November 11, 6 pm on
Zoom. The Zoom link will be available here.
Alum Hedwig Brouckaert (M.F.A., ‘05) is participating in the
group show “Rhapsody in
Blue” at the Villa Les Zephyrs in Belgium. The title
refers to the extreme mood swings from the twenties of this
and the past century. Curated by Isolde De Buck, the
exhibition includes artists Sadie Murdoch , Hadassah Emmerich,
Hans Op de Beeck, Johan Creten, Thomas Lerooy,
Hans Demeulenaere en Samyra Moumouh, Maaike Leyn, Sarah Yu
Zeebroek, Deogracias Kihalu and Sharon Van Overmeiren, as
well as Brouckaert.
How have artists and arts workers been conducting their careers
and their lives during the last eighteen months? In a piece
written for SF MOMA’s Open Space, alum Daniel Trejo
(B.A., art history and art studio, ‘13) shares his experiences of
making art in the Sacramento region as a Latinx
artist in “Thoughts
at 70 mph”.
“Every (Movie, Sound, Image, Text) on my cell phone,” Professor
Darrin Martin’s 2009 video, is currently live streaming as part
of the Digital
Amnesia program curated by Montse Pujol
Solà on the Impakt Channel.
Professor Darrin Martin’s video and 3D print “Contrapposto” is
included in “Crip*,” a new
traveling exhibition curated by Liza Sylvestre at Krannert Art Museum, University
of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.
“Take Breath is Breath (Breathe),” Professor Darrin
Martin’s new video in response to the pandemic, makes its
premiere as part of “Interconnected,”
a group show curated by Jackie Clay and Jillian Crochet
at San Francisco’s Southern
Alum Sandra Ono’s (B.A., ‘03) solo show “Flowers” opens at
P.Bibeau in New York,
featuring sculptures referencing the 1979 Greensboro
Massacre and death of Ono’s namesake, Sandra (Sandi) Neely Smith.
At the age of 29, Smith was killed during a ‘Death to the
Klan’ protest against the continued racial injustice in
“Flowers” will be on view from October 28-December 18, 2021.
Alum Muzi Li Rowe’s (M.F.A., ‘17) solo show “Magical Thinking”
will open at Burb Contemporary on
October 28, 2021. The show will be available online and on Burb
Contemporary’s social media (@burbcontemporary).
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Alum Jesse Genepi (M.F.A, ‘21) is particpating in the new group
show at the Below Grand in New York. “The
Marble Oracle” is on view until November 7 and features, in
addition to Jesse, Joe Bochynski, Caleb Jamel Brown, You Ni Chae,
Gabriel Cohen, Sarah Miska, Erik Probst, and Randy Wray.
A new show at Anglim
Trimble features the works of Richard and Martha Shaw.
“Richard Shaw, Martha Shaw” highlights Martha Shaw’s
new paintings and monoprints and Richard Shaw’s (M.F.A.,
‘68) Palissy inspired dinner plates.
The show can be viewed online and
in person until October 30, 2021.
“Thunderstruck 2.0: black hole sun” is an exhibition inspired
by a journey to Nancy Holt’s “Sun Tunnels” by the Thunderstruck
Collective, a group of artists including Kristin Hough (M.F.A.,
‘16), Katherine Spinella, Michael E. Stephen, John Whitten,
Morgan Rosskopf and Ashlin Aronin.
In one of the largest Kansas City public art commissions, alum
Hong Chun Zhang (M.F.A., ‘04) was selected to create artwork
for the Kansas City International Airport New
Terminal. Zhang is one of nineteen local artists chosen to
add public art to the city’s new airport terminal and
garage. Kansas City’s One
Percent for Art is funding the
Alum Paul Taylor (MFA, ‘11) is participating in Round Weather’s latest group
Over Water.” The exhibition, which considers art as a
meditation device and/or spiritual practice, also includes
artists Shelley Hoyt, Rumi Koshino, Maisin artists, Nkiruka
Oparah, Yulia Pinkusevich, Jesse Schlesinger, Elizabeth Sims,
Andrew Sungtaek, and Rosie Lee Tompkins.
Daniel Herr (B.A., art studio, ‘04) has curated and is showing in
the group show “The Escape” at The Java Project in Brooklyn.
In addition to Herr, artists Colleen Marie Foley, Graham Duward,
Nick Naber, Arielle Falk, David Price, Amy Lincoln, Chris Hood,
Noah Dillon, Henri Paul Broyard, and Corey Presha are
Alum Brooklynn Johnson (M.F.A., ‘19) solo show “Folding
Mirror” opens August 4 at eeee in Mexico City.
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experimentación y exposición en la Escandón) is an independent
work and exhibit space for artists. Artists participate in eeeee
for short periods (1 to 3 months) to focus on producing a new
body of work and then exhibit their work during or at the end of
The Verge Center for the Art’s original documentary
series About the Artist: Making Art in the Golden
State premiers Thursday, July 22 with an episode
featuring alum and Sacramento-based artist Manuel
Fernando Rios (M.F.A., ‘11).
Alum Raymond Zarnowitz (B.A., ‘12) will exhibit recent paintings
in a solo show ”Meaning and Difference” at 373
Broadway, New York. “Meaning and Difference” will run from July 2
to July 31 on Fridays and Saturdays with an Opening Reception on
Friday from 6-9 pm.
Annabeth Rosen has received a UC Davis 2021 Lifetime Achievement
Award. The Lifetime Achievement Awards in Innovation
recognize researchers whose career accomplishments include
innovations leading to a long-term positive impact on the lives
of others and who are an inspiring influence for other
Kristin Hough (M.F.A., ‘16) has curated a group show at Test Site
Projects which will be opening Saturday, June 26. “SEEDED”
includes alum Arielle Rebek (M.F.A., ‘17), as well as Devra Fox,
Charlotte Lethbridge and Katharine Spinella.
Alum Matthew Kelly Debbaudt (M.F.A., ‘15) is
presenting a solo show in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 2. His
show “Moment Notice” is onsite, for one-night only from 6 pm
onward. Matthew will document ”Moment Notice” on his
The new Manetti Shrem Museum exhibition, “Wayne
Thiebaud Influencer: A New Generation,” celebrates
Thiebaud’s contributions and impact on the local and
national art community. In particular, the
exhibition features numerous Art Studio alum whose careers
and artistic philosophies were formulated by the teaching of
“Everday Inspiration: A Still Life Invitation Show,” a group
exhibition featuring artists working working in the still life
genre, includes four paintings by alum Gabriella Soraci
(MFA ‘07). The show will be on display from May 14 to June 4 on
site as well as
online at the Maude Kerns Art Center. For the
exhibit, Kate Bollons, Sarah Ciampa, Carolyn Gates, Jordan K.
The students, faculty and staff of the Department of Art and Art
History pay tribute to UC Davis Professor Emeritus
William T. Wiley, who passed away Sunday, April 25. Wiley
was one of the department’s pioneers as an artist and
Pinewood Vortex, a collaboration between Kristin Hough (MFA ‘16)
and Faith Sponsler (MFA ‘17), began with an impulse to widen the
scope of who makes and shows land art, a field traditionally male
Join Justina Martino (MA, Art History, ‘15) for a Verge Art
Center Lunchtime Art Chat with Muzi Li Rowe (MFA, Art Studio,
‘17) on April 30 at 12:00 PM (PST). Muzi, a Verge Center Ali
Youssefi Project alum, will share a slideshow about her art,
inspirations and processes and attendees will have the
opportunity to ask questions.
Due to technical difficulties, the May 20 Film Fest @ UC Davis
program has been rescheduled for May 27 at 7 p.m. PDT, with a
Q&A and awards presentation to follow.
The festival features short films of eight minutes or less in
length, submitted by UC Davis students and recent graduates.
Submissions include a variety of genres, from animation to live
action to documentary to experimental. This year the
selection committee has also accepted submissions of original
screenplays of eight pages or less.
Artists at University of Alabama, Birmingham, including alum and
UAB instructor Ryan Meyer (MFA ‘18), give their perspective
on the pandemic in the group show “Work from Home.” Faculty and
staff in UAB’s Department of Art and Art History are
exhibiting work created during and about COVID 19 at UAB’s
Sustainablity’s Solar House from March 1-May 30.
Artsy recently launched First Look, a timed sale of new-to-market
works by women artists that its Curatorial team considers “ones
to watch.” Artsy’s curators include alum Anna Valdez (BA
‘09) in this group of exceptional talent with rising
critical appreciation, and growing collector interest –
artists breaking new ground and poised to reach new audiences in
It’s Women’s History Month – a time to reflect on progress
and battles left undone. It’s also perfect timing for
Julia Couzens’ exhibition “Stitch ‘n Bitch.” Alum Julia
Couzens (MFA ‘90) is an uncompromising artist and writer of
discerning insight. Drawing upon over thirty years steeped in the
vernacular of modernist and contemporary art history, Couzens
focuses her critical lens on gender disparity in the visual arts
in her new show ”Stitch ‘n Bitch” which opens at the
Patricia Sweetow Gallery on Saturday, April 3.
The Verge Center for the Arts is re-opening
and presenting its first exhibition in a year on site.
2020″ showcases the work of the 2020 Ali Youssefi Project
(AYP) artists in residence, including alum Brooklynn Johnson (MFA
‘19), Vincent Pacheco (MFA ‘17), and Muzi Li Rowe (MFA
Professor Shiva Ahmadi, along with 20 other US-based artists
of Arab and Iranian heritage, is particpating in the
exhibition ”A Boundless Drop to a Boudless
Ocean,” a collaboration between the Orlando Museum of
Art and the American University in Cairo.
For over two decades the Film Fest @ UC Davis has premiered
hundreds of short films by student filmmakers. Now in its
21st year, this year’s virtual festival is seeking
submissions from UC Davis students or recent graduates.
The Film Fest committee is accepting works that are eight minutes
or less in length. Submissions are open to all genres and
styles, from narrative to documentary to experimental.
Alum Amy Lincoln’s (BA, 2003) solo show “Seascapes” has
opened at the Taymour Grahn Projects in London. The
online exhibition will be on display from March 5 to March
26, 2021. An interview with Lincoln is available through the
online exhibiton as well.
Even though the Basement Gallery has not held exhibitions on site
due to COVID, the Basement Gallery has been very active over
Winter quarter. The Basement Gallery recently concluded the
first installment of the Basement Gallery Art &
Conversation Series podcast.
Alum Sofia Lacin (BA ‘08), who along with Hennessy Christophel
form the group Studio Tutto, recently
installed a sculpture and mural at the entrance of a new
life science research campus in Torrey Pines, San Diego.
“Flock” is a collection of 150 mirror
polished-stainless steel birds that visually merge with the
landscape to give the illusion of abstracted
birds lifting off of the sloped hill.
Professor Emeritus Malaquias Montoya will participate in a
virtual panel discussion in the Smithsonian American Art
Museum’s ¡Printing the Revolution! Virtual Conversation
Series: From Black and Brown Solidarity to Afro-Latinidad on
Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 pm (EST).
Alum Joshua Pelletier’s (MFA ‘10) solo show at Burb Contemporary
goes live January 22 at 6 pm PST. “Something
Rancid About You” showcases Pelletier’s latest ink drawings
that vent ”his frustration towards the inequities in our
society that the covid-19 pandemic has helped to lay bare.”
For inquiries regarding the works in “Something Rancid About
You,” please email the artist directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
The work of alum Maryann Steinert-Foley (BA ‘11) will be featured
in the exhibition “Equine Therapy II” at b. sakata
garo in Sacramento. The show runs from January 5 to January
30, 2021. There will be an artist reception on January 9 from 6-8
Visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering for
the duration of their stay.
Alum Caz Azevedo’s (MFA ‘20) Community Art Center is hosting
Saturday Art Talk featuring fellow alum Orang Hutan (MFA ‘20)
this coming January 7, 2021 at 6 pm. Orang Hutan will discuss her
close relationship with her choice medium of fire.
These events are free and open to the public in efforts to help
provide art education to the community.
Alum Caz Azevedo (MFA ‘20) ’s Community Art
Center will be hosting contemporary artists to talk about
their work and art practice. This coming December 12 at 12 pm,
Caz will talk to fellow alum Zeina Baltagi (MFA ‘20), whose work
explores and exposes the tensions within identity and social
politics. Caz will host a live online conversation about her
project surrounding surveillance as Artist in Residence at the
Alum Sofia Lacin (BA ‘08) and her collaborator Hennessy
Christophel, who form the group Studio Tutto, completed their
latest mural “Hills on Fire,” large-scale mural at Blackman
Cruz, a renowned design showroom in Hollywood.
“Audio Description as a Generative Process in Art Practice,”
written by Professor Darrin Martin, has been included
in Performance Matters, Vol. 6 No. 1 (2020).
This issue, entitled Copresence
with the Camera, is edited by Lynette Hunter, Alex
Lichtenfels, Heather Nolan, and John
Zibell. Martin’s essay bridges the practice of audio
description in my own work to other historical and contemporary
examples of video art.
Professor Darrin Martin is participating in the group exhibition
Democracy,” a political and mystical virtual
exhibition curated by Monet Clark and hosted
by Pro Arts
Gallery in Oakland, CA, through Inauguration Day, on
January 20th, 2021.
Alum Mathew Zefeldt (MFA ‘11) has been included in “To
Adjust the Default Settings: The Common Zone of Painting and
Digitality-Influenced Imagery” written by Orsolya Lia Vető
and published in Új
Művészet (November 3, 2020).
Whitney Vangrin is an artist working across mediums with an
emphasis in performance and video. Equal parts physical and
psychological, her performances question perceptions of
authenticity, creating works that hinge upon reality and
simulation while making allusions to film, ritual, and folk
Zeina Baltagi (MFA 2020) will join Caz Azevedo (MFA 2020) in
conversation on November 14 at 6 pm as part of the opening
reception of her work at Azevedo’s Gallery. Baltagi’s
show will run from November 14, 2020 to January 7, 2021 as a
revolving exhibition. She will discuss her current artist lecture
series at 11:11 A Creative
Collective where she has a residency.
Telematic Media Arts
has produced “The Archive to Come,” an exhibition (online and in
the gallery) of short time-based works that address questions of
loss, memorialization, crisis, and re-invention, through the lens
of contemporary networked culture and digital media. Professor
Darrin Martin, along with curators Clark Buckner and Carla Gannis
and numerous other artists, address fundamental questions
about what we value and want to preserve as we work to recover
from their ravages and build for the future.
Art Music Lit
Space’s new show “Dead Reckoning” will hold an Opening
Reception Thursday, October 22. “Dead Reckoning: brings together
artists from different countries, backgrounds and ways of
creating. From New Media to traditional mediums and an exciting
new Audio Work.
Protest paintings by professor emeritus Mike Henderson are
on display online at the Haines Gallery in San Francisco in
Henderson: The Early Years.” This show takes a
look at these early works, inspired by the atmosphere of protest
and possibility Henderson witnessed when he moved to San
Francisco to study at the SF Art Institute. The young artist set
to work producing a breakthrough series of large-scale,
figurative paintings—many of them overtly political.
Save the date for Julia Couzens (MFA 1990) upcoming show at
garo in Sacramento. A show featuring her new work will on
view October 7 to October 31. A reception will be held October 10
from 6-8 pm. Please call 916.665.8268 or 916.600.1073 to see the
show. When visiting us please be sure to wear a mask or face
covering for the duration of your stay.
Alum Muzi Li Rowe (MFA 2017) will be interviewed by Liv
Moe, Director of the Verge
Center for the Arts, on Sunday, September 13 at 5:15 pm.
as part of their ”Conversations with Artists”
series for Sac
Open Studies. The open studios, which have taken the form of
digital tours this year, run for two weeks and feature 120
Alum Manuel Fernando Rios’ (MFA 2011) solo show “The
Weight” is currently on view at Axis Gallery in
Sacramento. “The Weight” aims to visually explore the
feeling of carrying mental baggage. Through mixed media paintings
that often include silkscreen and image transfers, Rios weaves
intricate compositions full of colorful abstracted and figurative
forms capturing the complicated feelings of emotional weight.
Associate Professor Young Suh, Department of Art and Art History,
recently appeared on National Public Radio’s “All Things
Considered” to comment on the smoke conditions and air
quality in the Bay Area.
Alum Rosemary Holliday Hall (BA 2013) is participating in
the group show
“Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on
Climate,” an exhibition that is the result of a yearlong
conversation between artists and scientists centered on climate
change impacts in the Chicago region. The exhibition can be
viewed in person at the Glass Curtain Gallery or as
a video documentation compiled by the Glass Curtain
Alum Daniel Alejandro Trejo’s (BA 2013) art has been included in
project “Looking Forward // Queer Futures” which displays artwork
by 10 queer artists on billboards in the LA area. Daniel’s
billboard is on Melrose and N. Mariposa and will be up for
Alum Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) is in several group
exhibitions in New York right now. “Re/Location,”
sponsored by AS | Projects and curated by Jill Conner, will be
available online until September 17, 2020. Re/Location features
new works that reflect on the cathartic essence of the current
moment and the process of change.
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.
The New Yorker celebrates the upcoming centennial
of artist Wayne Thiebaud, professor emertius, on the cover
of the August 17th edition of the magazine. The artist’s
painting, “Double Scoop,” is the cover illustration.
Thiebaud is also interviewed by Françoise Moulyin the
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 Aida Lizalde (B.A. ‘18) has been profiled in
a recent article in Sacramento News and Review. The artist
discusses her work and how immigration status has influenced her
Lizalde’s future plans include participating in an artist
residency program in Mexico City called Casa Lü to work
on a project exploring the decolonization of indigenous cultures
and the new cultural identities people will make for themselves.
Professor Darrin Martin has collaborated with photographer Jamil
Hellu on four images on display in the exhibition
“The Many Faces of Bill Arning.” The show, on view now at the
Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York until August 28, honors the
curator Bill Arning on his 60th birthday. The exhibit
features over one hundred pieces of mailed in art by many of the
artists who Arning worked with during his illustrious career.
“The Many Faces of Bill Arning” is organized and curated by Scott