The UC Davis Department of Art and Art History is pleased to
announce the 2018-19 Art Studio Visiting Artist
Lecture Series. The series is housed in the College of
Letters and Science and organized by the Department of Art and
Art History studio faculty and Master of Fine Arts studio art
Public lectures are at 4:30 PM and are free and open to the
Lectures will be held primarily in the Community Education Room
at the Manetti Shrem Museum, UC Davis, unless otherwise
Dena Beard is the executive director of
The Lab, a 34-year-old
nonprofit experimental music and art space in San Francisco. At
The Lab since 2014, Beard led the organization through a
rehabilitation of its facility and inaugurated a new program of
commissioned artistic projects.
Majumdar freely borrows from medieval Italian
paintings, Indian miniatures, early video games, and other
disparate sources in his paintings to examine the cyclical nature
of history and the connections between cultural centers in Asia
and the West.
Majumdar has had recent solo exhibitions at the Asia Society
Texas Center and Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York. He
studied at Indiana University and the Rhode Island School of
Design and is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of
Rodrigo Valenzuela, Santiago, Chile 1982, lives
and work in Los Angeles, CA. He studied art history and
photography at University of Chile (2004), holds a BA in
Philosophy at The Evergreen State College and an MFA at
University of Washington.
Recent residencies include Core Fellowship at the Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston (Texas), Skowhegan School of Painting and
Sculpture (Maine), MacDowell Colony (NH), Bemis Center for
Contemporary Arts (Nebraska), Lightwork (Syracuse) and the
Center for Photography at Woodstock (New York).
Arceneaux mixes drawing, sculpture, video, film
and performance to explore how we construct history and memory in
a racially divided country. His work has been shown at the Hammer
Museum, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New
York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Performa 15, New
York; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts;
and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, among other
drawings, collages, videos, PowerPoint presentations,
performances, and paintings have been extensively exhibited in
museums and galleries worldwide. In 2017 a new suite of her
paintings were included in the Whitney Biennial, her cinematic
opera, The Magic Flute, premiered at LACMA, and an earlier work
was featured in the Venice Biennale. In 2015, Stark’s sprawling
mid-career survey, UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015, opened at the
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles before traveling to the Museum of Fine
Sarah Cain moves beyond the traditional notion
of painting within the frame by exploring abstraction and spatial
interventions in a wide range of media and found materials.
Leading a way into new territories of abstraction, Cain moves
fluidly between works on site and her object-based studio
practice. Cain was born in Albany, New York, in
1979. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles,
Alison Saar creates artworks that frequently
transform found objects to reflect themes of cultural and social
identity, history, and religion. Saar is skilled in numerous
artistic mediums, including metal sculpture, wood, fresco,
woodblock print, and works using found objects.
Line Clausen Pedersen is a scholar of the
art of Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas and others. An art
historian, educated in Copenhagen, London, and Florence, she has
been a curator at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, since
2008 and has created a number of international exhibitions on
artists such as Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Man Ray, Theodore
Rousseau and others. Her recent curatorial activities include an
exhibition on the French artist Odilon Redon in collaboration
with the Kröller-Müller museum in the Netherlands.
Angelina Gualdoni, a native of San
Francisco based in New York, begins her paintings by pouring
directly onto the canvas. This drawing via liquid creates a
capricious and unpredictable ground and forms a base, both in
terms of material and narrative. After one or often several
layered pours, Gualdoni adds markings in heavier paint over top,
defining objects or spaces.
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.