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, and doodles.
This event is free and one night only
4911 5th Avenue South
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.
56 Bogart Street
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, art studio, 2018) and photographer Jesse Vasquez, art studio photo and digital lab technician, are collaborating on “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 Anna Valdez (BA, Art Studio, UCD 2009 and MFA, Boston University) is having her second solo show at the Dianna Witte Gallery in Toronto, Canada. “Bones & Stones” opens May 31 and runs through June 23.
We are excited to announce that new positions on the Basement Gallery team will be opening up! Working in the Basement Gallery will give you the opportunity to work with student artists, facilitate art shows, and become more active in the art community around Davis. This opportunity will allow you to gain more experience in the exhibition/gallery world. If you are interested, please apply by June 8th. The link to the application form is attached below. There are position descriptions on the application form.
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 Elisabeth!
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 pm.
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 projectors.
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.
First Amendment Gallery
100 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA
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 Blvd.
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 exhibition “Planned 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
99 Madison Avenue, 8 Floor
New York, NY 10016
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 experienced first-hand.
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 photos.
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 subversion.”
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 here.
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 ways.
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 Art.