James received his BA from CSU Sacramento. Working as a TA
for two years during his undergraduate studies, James developed
an interest in teaching Fine Art. Currently, his work ranges from
found object sculpture to painting and assemblage. James hopes to
continue expanding his working lexicon while exploring the
relationships between materials. He is interested in the various
unexpected discoveries and revelations that come from a serious
and sustained studio practice.
Nuno Correia earned a BFA in Sculpture from CSU Stanislaus in
2013, and a BA in Art History. His sculpture deals
primarily with the spatial relationships between objects, and the
relationship between the installation and the viewer.
Process is vital to his work, as he works mostly with industrial
materials such as concrete and wood, and often needs to find
creative ways to engineer and fabricate the objects. His
work is informed by a variety of movements and traditions.
Matt Gilbert began studying visual art in high school at the
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. He
received a BFA in graphic design from Art Center College of
Design, which he complemented with studies in media design,
computer science, and math. Some of these studies were
self-directed and some were pursued through classes and a
fellowship at Caltech. Matt then completed some post-graduate
work in Digital Media at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.
Wesley Miller was born in Greece and raised in Germany. He
received his BFA from Western Kentucky University, and now is a
candidate for an MFA from UC Davis. He tries to combine a diverse
array of influences in his work, similar to the fragmented nature
of his upbringing.
Lauren Rayburn was born and raised on the Central Coast. She
received her B.A. in Art Practice from the University of
California, Berkeley in 2011. Her main material is oil paint, but
recently she has begun to incorporate fashion elements into her
art. Her work is a self-portrait of her experiences as seen
through her subconscious. When she is not doing art she is
constantly moving about or talking about color.
Jonathan Sprague was born in Berkeley, California. He spent
his formative years in a small town in the sprawling farmlands of
the Central Valley of California. After learning the ropes of
country life, he went on to study Applied Art and Design at
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Jonathan
has traveled extensively through his work as a portrait and
landscape photographer. His recent work explores the bond between
man and nature, abandonment and growth – human’s impact on