The UC Davis Department of Art and Art History is pleased to
announce the 2019-2020 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
Yevgeniya Baras is an artist living and working in New York.
She received her BA and MS from the University of
Pennsylvania (2003) and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007).
Kathy Butterly (MFA 1990), who lives and works in New York, has
exhibited internationally and her art is in the collections of
the Museum of Modern Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the de Young Museum, San
Francisco. She has received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Grant, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.
Amelia Jones is Robert A. Day Professor and Vice Dean
of Research, Roski School of Art
& Design, USC, and is a curator and scholar of contemporary
art, performance, and feminist/sexuality studies. Recent
publications include Seeing Differently: A History and
Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts (2012);
co-edited with Erin Silver, Otherwise: Imagining Queer
Feminist Art Histories (2016); and the edited special
issue “On Trans/Performance” of Performance
A native New Yorker, Jonathan Calm is a visual artist in the
media of photography and video whose work combines as well as
challenges the aesthetic and ideological tenets of architecture,
documentary journalism and sculpture. A central theme of his work
is the relationship between photography and urban architecture,
and the powerful role of images in the way architectural
constructs shape the lives of individuals and communities.
Frances Stark’s 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 Arts, Boston.
Meg Shiffler is the Galleries Director for the San Francisco Arts
Commission (SFAC), the arts agency of the City and County of
San Francisco. In this role since 2005, she curates exhibitions
featuring local, national and international artists that provoke
a dialogue between contemporary art and broad civic and social
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.