Richard Whitten (M.F.A., studio art, ‘87) was recently in back in
Davis to create a mural. The mural located in the alley behind
Peet’s Coffee, 231 E St., is based on his 2016 painting “Looking
Annabeth Rose, Robert Arneson Endowed Chair in the Department of
Art and Art History, has been named one of five 2020 American
Craft Council Fellows. The council calls her “one of the
preeminent ceramic sculptors in the 21st century.”
Alum Kevin Frances’ (BA 2010) solo show will open February 15 at
the Leon Gallery in Denver. “Man in the Moon” will feature
Kevin’s woodcuts, photographs and sculptures from his Monolith
series and will be on display until March 28. If you are in the
Denver area, the opening reception will be Feb 15, from 7-11 pm.
Alum Elaine K. Ng’s (BA 1999) solo show “OVER/UNDER” at
Interloc in Rockland, Maine opened Saturday, January 18.
“OVER/UNDER” showcases Ng’s recent work developed from her
exploration of materials, patterns, and their relationship to
place. Mined from research done in Taiwan during 2017-18, these
works combine, abstract, and transform commonplace things,
reimagining them in different contexts to offer alternate
interpretations of our material surroundings.
MFA Candidate Caz Azevedo (MFA 2020) is participating in the
upcoming group show “Biomythography: Making Visible.”
Curated by alum Jessica Wimbley (MFA 2005) and Chris
Christion, “Biomythography” will be on display from
February 10- March 13, 2020 at the Cerritos College Art
Alum Terry Berlier (MFA 2003) will have a solo exhibition at the
Stanford Art Gallery, starting January 22 and running to March
15, 2020. The exhibition titled ”I Am What I Am Not Yet”
references author/philosopher Maxine Green and speaks “to
our enduring, even grasping, pursuit of a sense of
Professor Lucy Puls will have a solo show at the Foyer-LA
gallery opening Saturday January 18. ”To_Fall”Freely”
will be on display until February 21. An opening reception will
be held January 18 from 5-7 pm.
970 N. Broadway Street, Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Congratulations to Alum Rosemary Holliday Hall (BA 2013) who will
present her solo exhibition “Encyclia Imagosis” at Paris London
Hong Kong. ”Encyclia Imagosis” will
run from January 10 – February 22, 2020 in Chicago.
Alum Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) is participating in a group
show called “Luxe, Calme, et Volupte” at The Yard. The show,
which began December 12 and will run to March 2020, will have an
opening reception January 28 from 6-8 pm
The Yard: Williamsburg Bridge
The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery and University Art Collection at
Wayne State University is presenting a solo exhibition of the
works of Professor Shiva Ahmadi. The exhibition — “Labyrinths”
— will run from January 16 to March 20, 2020.
Alum Zach Clark (MFA 2016), Rachel Deane (MFA 2019)
and Angela Willetts (MFA 2016) are participating in the
“On the Tip of My Tongue” at Carnation Contemporary in
Portland Oregon. The show is co-curated by another alum, Kristin
Hough (MFA 2016).
Art Studio alumni have come together for the exhibition,
“The Resistant Gesture,” now at the Axis Gallery in
Sacramento through Dec. 22. The show was curated by Tavarus
Blackmon (MFA, ‘18) and includes work by Jodi Connelly (MFA ’18)
and Rachel Deane (MFA ‘19).
Alum Gerald Walburg (MA, 1967) has an extensive solo exhibition
of metal and ceramic sculptures, paintings and drawings at
Artspace 1616 in Sacramento. Walburg, who lives in Sacramento,
has created large scale public artworks including “Indo Arch” in
downtown Sacramento and has works in the collections of the
Museum of Modern Art, New York, SFMOMA, the Crocker Art Museum.
Resistant Gesture,” coming soon to the Axis Gallery,
highlights the work of several alum. Curated by Tavarus Blackmon
(MFA 2018), this exhibition features the work of Jodi Connelly
(MFA 2018) and Rachel Deane (MFA 2019),
alongside artists Sydney Acosta, Caiti Chan, Elizabeth
Joy Cord, Hea-Mi Kim, Amy Nathan and Holly Smith.
Alum Shawn Sullivan (BA, 1991) has been the Sheldon High
School animation teacher since 1998. He has also been a
mentor to his Elk Grove students, helping many launch into
successful careers in the arts, media and the entertainment
industry, including performance artist David Garibaldi.
Today the mentor and the former student are collaborators on a
nonprofit called Creator X
which links student artists with practicing professionals.
Alum Julia Elsas (MFA 2009) will perform as Sonic Mud along Kenny
Wollesen, Kirk Knuffke, and Mike Irwin. Julia’s ceramic musical
instruments, which are sculptural as well as functional, will
played live on Sunday, October 27 from 5-7 pm at Relationship.
920 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Alum Mathew Zefeldt (MFA 2011) is participating in the show
“Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art” at the Akron Art
Museum in Akron, Ohio. “Open World” will be on display at
Akron until February 2, 2020. This exhibitoin will eventually
make its way to the San Jose Museum of Art where it will be in
view from September 10, 2020 to January 10, 2021.
Alum Noah Greene (MFA 2018) is showing in the two-person exhibit
“Never Feels Like a Future” at Tropical
Contemporary in Eugene, Oregon. This site-specific
installation will be on display Saturday October 19 and
October 26 from 1-4 pm. An opening reception will be held on
October 18 from 6-9 pm.
1120 Bailey Hill, No. 11
Congratulations to alum Julia Couzens (MFA 1990) who participated
in the 2019 Cheongju Contemporary Craft Biennale in Cheongju,
South Korea. She also addressed the 3rd Academic
Symposium of the Biennale on “Dreaming the Crafts of the Future!”
Alum Danielle Bronson (BA Art History and Art Studio,
2019) will be giving a lecture at the Living Computer Museum and
Labs in Seattle on net.art.
Her talk will take place Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 3-4 pm.
Bronson is currently based in the Bay Area and is a contributing
author to Sartle.com
Professor Hearne Pardee’ will have a solo show at the Bowery
Gallery in New York entitled “N/S/E/W: Painting|Drawing|Collage.”
The show will run from October 1 to October 26, 2019. An opening
reception will be held October 3 from 5-8 pm.
Alum Zach Clark’s (MFA 2016) National Monument Press has
just released a new artist book, Kelley
O’Leary’s Collective Geographies based on an Irving
Street Project community mapping 2017-2018 event in San
Francisco. The official release will take place at Black Bird
Bookstore in San Francisco Saturday, September 28 from 7-9 pm.
Alum Lisa Rybovich Crallé (MFA 2011) is rolling out her next
event for the 2019-2020 season. This weekend kicks off a
7-month series of artist-led workshops organized by Crallé .
“Surrounding Desire” is a two-part workshop led by
Chicago-based artist/scholar Anna Martine Whitehead in
collaboration with Bay Area artist Sofía Córdova.
In 1965, art Professor William Wiley purchased an odd object in a
thrift store and brought it to campus. The Slant Step is a green
linoleum-covered plywood stool with a slanted – and seemingly
nonfunctional – step that has inspired artists for decades at UC
Davis and beyond.
San Jose Institute of
Contemporary Art’s 39th annual Connect &
Collect Art Auction and Exhibition is opening in October and
Alum Jamie Banes (MFA 2007) will be participating. Jamie has
contributed The Revisionists to this fundraiser which
opens for viewing on Sunday, October 6, 1pm – 4pm.
The Bid Party-Sunday takes place on October 6
from 11am-1pm and the
Alum Jamie Banes (MFA 2007) is participating in the exhibition
at Root Division in San
Francisco. This annual juried exhibition will include four
of Jamie’s wall sculptures, including two new pieces. Jamie and
eleven of the Bay Area’s most promising emerging artists are
featured in this show which is running from September 11-28,
2nd Saturday Reception: September 14, 2019, 7-10 pm
Works by Professors of Art Hearne Pardee and Gina Werfel will be
featured in “Coast to Coast,” an exhibition opening at the Paul
Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco on Sept. 26. The show
highlights works by New York Studio
School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, West Coast Alumni
Three of the five artists in the exhibition “Empathy” at the
Cosumnes River College art gallery are UC Davis art alumni.
Arthur Gonzalez (MFA 1981), Julia Couzens (MFA 1990) and Tavarus
Blackmon (MFA 2017) are part of the exhibition on display
September 13 through November 21. An opening reception
will take place September 13 from 5:30 to 8:30
Consumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823
Mike Henderson, art professor emeritus, has two major exhibitions
in San Francisco this fall. Henderson taught at UC Davis for
30 years before retiring in 2012. Along with being a painter, he
is also a musician and filmmaker.
Alum Hedwig Brouckaert (MFA 2005) has a new solo exhibition
coming soon. ”Joyrides” will be on display at the Dhaese
Gallery in Ghent from September 1 to October 13, 2019.
Jan Dhaese Gallery
Ajuinlei 15b – 9000 – Gent
If you can’t get to Ghent, Hedwig will also be showing at the
Consul-General of Belgium Residence in New York City. This
September, Hedwig, along with 8 other Belgian artists, will be
displaying their work in “Art at the Residence” at the Residence
of the Consul-General of Belgium in NYC, 5th Avenue, 10th Floor
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.
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.
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