Painting and DrawingM.F.A. Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2005M.F.A. Drawing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2003B.F.A. Painting, Azad University, Tehran, Iran, 1998Appointed 2015
SculptureB.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute, 1977Appointed 2001
Robin Hill is an artist whose work focuses on the intersection between drawing, photography, and sculpture. Her large-scale installations capture wayward moments of beauty while extending the life of the sculptural components she uses to generate photographic images in cyanotype. She teaches sculpture and drawing as well as special topics courses including The Miniature, Where Here Is: Site Specific Public Art, and Drawing Into Sculpture.
Photography in the Expanded FieldM.F.A. Columbia University, 2005B.A. Vassar College, 1992Appointed 2014
Tim Hyde works in the expanded field of photography. His photographs, videos, and collages have been featured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy; the de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; Sculpture Center, New York City; the Busan Biennale in Busan, South Korea; and the Rose Museum at Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts, among others. Hyde is the co-founder of The Skull Sessions, an experimental art publication distributed by SpacesCorners.
Video and Media ArtsM.F.A. University of California, San Diego, 2000B.F.A. NYSC, Alfred University, School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY, 1992Appointed 2005
Darrin Martin is an artist and educator. Through video, sculpture, and print-based installations, his works engage the synesthetic qualities of perception. Concerned with what is gained and lost in the process of translation as mediated by both old and new technologies and influenced by his own experiences with hearing loss, his current projects consider notions of accessibility through the use of tactility, sonic analogies, and audio descriptions. His videos have screened internationally at festivals and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY); Pacific Film Archive
PrintmakingM.F.A. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2001B.A. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design University of Dundee, 1998Appointed 2017
Graham McDougal (b. Edinburgh, Scotland) researches and teaches printmaking in relation to modern and contemporary art practices with an emphasis on the integration of analog and digital methodologies. His work utilizes printed ephemera as a subject, source and site; informed by the role and history of print-media within art and representation.
Painting and DrawingM.F.A. Columbia UniversityNew York Studio School, New York, NYB.A. Yale UniversityAppointed 2000
A painter who also writes about art, Hearne Pardee has focused his investigations on the everyday landscape since moving to Davis in 2001. His color compositions and on-site paintings of houses, yards and schools are inflected by memory. They combine the optical discipline of Josef Albers with the spatial improvisation of Hans Hofmann.
SculptureM.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, 1980B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977Appointed 1985
Lucy Puls works with images and objects to explore the uniquely human relationship to material possessions. Personal belongings play a psychological and cultural role that is exceedingly complex. Through the use of sculptural form, photographic images, paint, and other additives the goal is to facilitate travel between material awareness and representation.
Puls teaches sculpture, Beginning through Advanced, including Sculpture: Materials, and Sculpture: Concepts, as well as Seminar in Art Practice for undergraduates and Graduate Seminar.
Ceramic SculptureM.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1981B.F.A. NYSC, School of Art and Design at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, 1978Appointed 1997
Annabeth Rosen studied at Alfred University (BFA) and the Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA), and has gone on to teach at the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1997 she has held the Robert Arneson Endowed Chair at the University of California Davis.
PhotographyM.F.A. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 2001B.F.A. Pratt Institute, New York, NY, 1998Appointed 2006
Young Suh received his BFA in Photography from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn in 1998, and went on to receive his MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he taught large format photography and digital printing. His photographic work often deals with the complicated nature of human involvement in managing natural resources and the shifting concepts of nature in contemporary society.
M.F.A. Visual Art, Columbia University, New York, 2007Certificate Woodblock Printmaking and Papermaking, Kyoto Seika University, Japan, 2005B.F.A. Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 2004
Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 M-F Advising: 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 M-F
Ariel Collatz is an academic advisor and program manager for the Arts Group Advising Center. She holds a B.A. degree in History from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and a M.S. in Counseling with a specialization in Career Development from Sacramento State University. She has worked as an undergraduate advisor at UC Davis for over 10 years. Her passion is helping students create a rewarding undergraduate experience.
Kathryn Shickman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree in Human Development from California State University, Los Angeles. She has worked as an undergraduate advisor and program coordinator at The Arts Group Advising Center here at UC Davis since August, 2014. She has previously worked as a study coordinator at UC Davis MIND Institute, and as an advising assistant on campus in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and at Services for International Students and Scholars. In her career prior to coming to UC Davis, she has held many roles in the fields of education and developmental psychology.
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Art Practice and History of Art
Creating art from materials found within a personal landscape, Caz (Christopher) conceptualizes the connections they may have with humans and nature to inspire a narrative that empowers the work to have the authority to communicate the story. Ritually working with cause and effect as a process, adjustments are made based upon the reaction of the last while working in a repetition of mark making and layers, until shapes become forms that manipulate themselves into representational figures. There is a voice of direction from what is being created that speaks with in
Zeina Baltagi is a first-generation Lebanese-American artist and educator. Baltagi was born in Stockton and raised between California and Lebanon. Her work explores and exposes the tensions with in identity and social politics. She ritualizes materials into symbols of past memories and current circumstances. The work reveals intimate transformations in relation to lived experiences with physical, emotional, economic and cultural mobility. She holds a B.A. from California State University, Northridge and is a M.F.A. candidate at U.C. Davis.
B.A., Dartmouth College, Art Studio and Japanese Language and Literature
Brenda Gonzalez was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California. She earned her B.A. in Art Studio and Japanese Language and Literature at Dartmouth College in 2015 and continued her studies in art through a post-baccalaureate program at Brandeis University from 2017-2018. Being far from home during most of her studies, she explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the use of materials and objects typically found in the home in her sculptures and use of digital media.
B.F.A., Seoul National University, 2013M.F.A., Seoul National University, 2017
I was born in Seoul, South Korea. Through my practice, I try to reveal the various conditions involved in making an artwork in order to rethink the value of art that is freed from its myth of creativity. My work often employs the strategy of disguise, which recreates the boundaries between art and life within the exhibition space such as the gallery or the museum. On the other hand, I reconnect art with daily life by setting a new context outside the institutions. In my search for the conditions of art making, I begin to become curious about how it can be applied to other artists and audience members in different social and cultural environments, and how my own condition as well as the society to which I belong are socially and culturally distinct.
Brett Melliar’s formative years were largely spent grinding competitively on soccer fields, basketball courts, and baseball diamonds where a large portion of his identity and core values were formed. Drawing inspiration from those experiences for his art, Brett works with themes of competition, power, hierarchy, frailty, and mortality. His large, busy, chaotic, in-your-face paintings combines competing images and modes of paint application, seemingly without rhyme or reason, into complex visual statements that transcend into arena’s of contemporary life.
B.A., Amherst CollegeM.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work
Jessica Eve Rattner’s photography has been featured in exhibitions and respected publications at home and abroad. She is a recipient of the Duke Center for Documentary Studies Essay Prize and was a finalist for the The Arnold Newman Prize in Portraiture.
Julia Edith Rigby is an artist from California. She works with salvaged materials to hybridize printmaking, sculpture and installation media. She in particularly interested in questions involving gender, wildness, and the Anthropocene. Julia sculpts with wood and metal salvaged from local natural areas and waste sites, investigating mark as a means for exploring existence, body and voice. She is interested in the slippage that occurs between the disassembly and reassembly of forgotten materials, in the relationships of these marks to one another, in recomposing the decomposing.
Rachel Maryam Smith addresses constructed and glossy notions of domestic and maternal bliss through enticing and prosaic materials in menacing scale. She engages capital transformed into disused collections of familiar objects and how those collections represent the Western girl-woman-crone experience, exemplifying internalized objectification and disabuse from autonomy.
California State University, Sacramento, B.A. Art Studio, 2015California State University, Sacramento, M.A. Art Studio, 2017
Bailey Anderson hails from Pennsylvania, though she has spent the last 12 years living and working in Northern California. She earned her BA and MA in Art Studio at California, State University, California and her emphasis is in sculpture and installation. Her recent work reflects an investigation into identity, balance, frailty, and tension in regards to contemporary Feminism and the hegemonic systems that regulate and define it.
California College of the Arts, B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, 2014
Adam Cochran grew up in the middle-class suburbs of Southern California, surrounded by swimming pools and endless sunny days. After working multiple odd jobs during his twenties, he returned to school and received his BFA in Painting from California College of the Arts in 2014. Upon graduation, he began working closely with the noted Bay Area painter Christopher Brown, whom he had studied under at CCA. Adam’s current work is an exploration into the oddities that he experienced growing up in suburbia and the elusive promises of The American Dream.
Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A. Painting, 2016Rhode Island School of Design, M.A. Art and Design Education, 2017
Rachel Deane, born in Atlanta, Georgia, is an artist who uses materials, techniques, and histories from painting to create three-dimensional environments. These environments deploy the use of intricate pattern, repetitive shape, bold color, and ornamentation in order to create density that encourages viewer exploration. Deane writes modern-day folklores that examine dating culture, female sexuality, and trauma, which she uses as source material. She engages directly with the characters she writes, often assuming their identity and makes from their point-of-view.
Sonoma State University, B.F.A. Fine Art, 2008Rhode Island School of Design, M.A. Teaching and Learning, 2010
Sarah Frieberg was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work explores both installation and sculpture forms that are driven by her reverence and inquiry of the natural world. The foundation of her work is alchemical; it relies on the transformation of materials, two-dimensional line, physical space, and ideas. Before earning her art degree she pursued a degree in horticulture, spending many years operating and owning her own landscaping business.
Brooklyn Johnson was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and received her BFA in Studio Art at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, along with her certificate in Art Education. She was a practicing artist and art educator at Monticello Academy in West Valley City, Utah.