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including our Visiting Artist Lecture Series, exhibitions, job
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posts and Events posts, as well as job openings when the
department is recruiting.
Professor Emeritus Manuel Neri is the subject of “Manuel
Neri: San Francisco Funk 1956-1960″ at Art Basel Miami
Beach. The solo exhibition will be on display from December 5-8,
2019 in the Hackett Mill Gallery Booth
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.
The exhibition, “Then and Now,” is on display through
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 Noah Greene’s (MFA 2018) solo exhibition “Can’t See You When
I See You” will be on display at TGTG (The Garage on The Grove)
beginning December 14 until December 28, 2019. An opening
reception will be held on December 14 from 7-10 pm.
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.
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!”
The Basement Gallery is planning a pop-up
show for Halloween and they are looking for some art to
display. The name of the show is “What makes you
scared?“ If you would like to participate in the
show, please fill out the application which is linked below.
All the criteria for the show is in the application.
Learn more about the late UC Davis art professor Robert Arneson’s
Alice Street series at
a conversation between Sandra Shannonhouse, the artist’s
widow, and Rachel Teagle, founding director of the Jan Shrem and
Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
Currently on display at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film
Archive is the exhibition “Strange”
featuring the work of artists whose art captures the spirit
of Surrealism. Among these featured artists is alum Julia Couzens
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.
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
The Art Building is located on Hutchison Drive, about halfway
between the Memorial Union and Mrak Hall on the UC Davis campus.
There is limited parking behind the building, but there is
visitor parking nearby, across the Arboretum in lot VP5.