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
Professor Annabeth Rosen’s work will be featured in the 2019 edition of The Art Show held Feb. 28 through March 3. Sponsored by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the event will take place in the Park Avenue Armory in New York.
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
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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 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.
Music, art, design and theatre come together at UC Davis on a single day through exhibitions, performances and events. On Oct. 4, the College of Letters and Science’s arts programs showcase the diversity of the university’s performing and visual arts in a series of free events.
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.