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CSULB Alumni Rogelio Gutierrez in solo exhibition at Riverside Art Museum

Posted on February 2, 2018 by School of Art

rogelio gutierrezCSULB Printmaking Alumni Rogelio Gutierrez has a solo exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum. Entitled Una Noche Chicana: Novelas, Peliculas, Chocolate, y Avena, the show will run from January 20 to March 4, 2018. As a first-generation Mexican-American Chicano artist, Gutierrez addresses issues of identity, community, and family, questioning what it is to be a true “American.” Although this exhibition is heavily laced with Mexican/Chicano symbolism and imagery, like frijole (bean) pots, huaraches (Mexican sandals), and the Virgin de Guadalupe, Gutierrez’s work points to the similarities that people from this country share as they establish a place they call home. Una Noche Chicana combines video installation, lithographic prints, and stitched (costura) goods created by the artist’s mother, creating a sense of nostalgia around a much more innocent time, a time when sitting in the living room waiting for the telenovelas (Mexican soap operas) to start with a warm chocolate or avena (oatmeal drink) was a religion – when being with your family and sharing a moment of unity and love took center stage. Congratulations Rogelio!!!

CSULB Painting Professor Marie Thibeault in exhibition at Pasadena Museum of California Art

Posted on January 18, 2018 by School of Art

marie_t_coverCSULB Painting Professor Marie Thibeault is in a group exhibition entitled The Feminine Sublime at Pasadena Museum of California Art (also with other CSULB Art alums, friends and lecturers: Marion Estes, Yvette Gellis, Virginia Katz and Constance Mallinson.) “Historically, depictions of the sublime were reserved for men whose rationality and order were posed against nature, the imagination, or the female ‘other.’ The Feminine Sublime presents a counter-narrative that upends previous ideas of the sublime in painting with a unique feminist perspective.” The exhibition will run from January 21, 2018 through June 3, 2018, with opening day of the Museum on Sunday, January 21 from 12:00pm-5:00pm.

For the museum’s Second Saturday Spotlight, there will be a panel discussion with the artists on Saturday, February 10th, from 2-3:30pm. Curator and artist Constance Mallinson leads a discussion between The Feminine Sublime artists and art historian Karen Kleinfelder, Ph.D.. The panel will consider the historical and contemporary definitions of the sublime, addressing the traditional gender dichotomies within the context of environmental degradation.



CSULB Ceramics Professor Tony Marsh is chosen as a 2018 United States Artists Fellow

Posted on January 17, 2018 by School of Art

TonyMarsh-317x400CSULB Ceramics Professor Tony Marsh was chosen as a 2018 United States Artists Fellow. The Chicago-based foundation United States Artists has named the 45 artists and collectives across nine disciplines who are its 2018 fellows. The fellowship comes with an unrestricted $50,000 grant. “[The 2018 USA Fellows] produce some of the most moving, incisive, and powerful artistic work in this country, and it is our privilege to honor them,” Deana Haggag, the foundation’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Collectively, they are a reminder of the beauty produced by hardworking artists on a daily basis, too much of which is often overlooked.” Congratulations Professor Marsh!

CSULB Painting Professor Tom Krumpak in solo exhibition at Lora Schlesinger Gallery

Posted on January 4, 2018 by School of Art

krumpak mid airCSULB Painting professor Tom Krumpak will be in an exhibition at Lora Schlesinger gallery entitled, “Peripheral thought, house photo word movie paint singular color.” The show will be opening January 15, 2018 and will be run until February 17, 2018. The exhibition will be his second exhibition at the gallery and will be featuring new works on canvas

Titled in Haiku form, Tom Krumpak’s “Peripheral thought /house photo word movie paint /singular color” is largely inspired by the relationship between modern architectural design and traditional Japanese Shoji screened dwellings found in the United States and Japan. Built in a similar minimalist style, Krumpak considers his new studio an “artistic pictorial construction site” as it provides many of the necessary visual elements that formulate and inform his work. The compositions depicted express the “experience of moving through a designed indoor/outdoor built space.” Congratulations Prof. Krumpak.

CSULB Alums in exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles

Posted on January 4, 2018 by School of Art

bc2c676f-952c-4eea-8237-c0a6a77d311eCSULB alumnae Dawn Ertl (MFA Sculpture) and Stacy Wendt (BFA Sculpture) are taking part in an exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Los Angeles. Entitled Taking Up Space, the show is a three-person exhibition featuring work by Dawn Ertl, Sarajo Frieden and Michelle Carla Handel, and was curated by TSA LA member Stacy Wendt. The exhibition will run from January 6, 2018 through January 2018.  This show explores different approaches to engaging and activating space through abstraction. While these artists share connections in their work via their interest in mixed media, organic shapes and their careful consideration of color, they each offer a different method to experience dimensionality. These experiences can offer the viewer ways of understanding the world through our relationships with objects and how we perceive them. Congratulations Ms. Ertl and Ms. Wendt!

CSULB 50th Annual Holiday Art sale from December 3 – 6!

Posted on November 29, 2017 by School of Art

50th Annual Holiday Art Sale 
December 3-6
CSULB Student Art Galleries

Free Admission

The 50th annual Holiday Art Sale will occupy all the School of Art Galleries. The sale will feature an array of amazing handcrafted, hand-printed, and wonderfully inspiring one-of-a-kind pieces. All are available for purchase. Gallery hours are Sunday from 4-7pm, Monday-Tuesday from 12noon-5pm. Wednesday from 12-7pm.

CSULB Illustration Professor Rick Reese in solo exhibition at Irvine Arts Center

Posted on November 20, 2017 by School of Art

rick reese shelterCSULB Illustration professor Rick Reese will have a solo exhibition entitled Shelter at the Irvine Arts Center. “The painting practice of Orange County based artist Rick Reese looks at how the environments we create and inhabit separate us from the natural world, posing questions about our relationship to nature and our sense of belonging to landscape.” The exhibition will run from November 18, 2017 through January 6, 2018. Congratulations!

CSULB Photgraphy Alumna Jazmin Urrea in exhibition at Studio Museum in Harlem

Posted on November 2, 2017 by School of Art

0314_news_cheeto-display_03-1320x880CSULB Photography alumna Jazmin Urrea was selected for the Studio Museum in Harlem’s “Fictions” exhibition: a survey of recent work by 19 emerging artists of African descent who live in the United States. In addition, her installation, “RED 40″ was shown as part of “See What you Mean: An Evening of Insurrections with Harry Gamboa Jr.” at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Congratulations!


CSULB Illustration alum Yevgeniya Mikahailik rewarded Best Curator by OC Weekly

Posted on October 20, 2017 by School of Art

Exhibition Program - Past ExhibitionsCSULB Illustration alumni Yevgeniya Mikahailik rewarded Best Curator by OC Weekly for her work at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. As the OC Weekly staff said, “Irvine Fine Arts Center’s Mikhailik likes difficult, expressionistic, abstract work. Her exhibitions and choices in artists are never easy or safe; in fact, sometimes it’s just downright puzzling. But her steadfast good taste, trust in an audience she refuses to talk down to, and her championing of female artists equals a class act.” Congratulations Ms. Mikahailik!


Posted on October 5, 2017 by School of Art

pink-logo-2017Many of the CSULB Art community: alumni, lecturers, staff and friends; are participating in the 2017 PUMP – Public Urban Multisensory Presentations –  “An array of exhibits, presentations, and performances will isolate or link our senses and ways of perceiving” will be taking place all over the city of Long Beach, and will run from October 7 through 21, 2017. PUMP will be the first in a series of biennial events highlighting culture and creativity.


Here is a list of artists participating: Ihab Ali , Rob BrownRychard CooperMatthew DumpitKiyomi Fukui,

Mimi HaddonAnnette HeullyChristine HudsonSam MedeirosChris MillerBrittany Mojo,

Michael NanneryChristine NguyenSynthLab, as well as a collaboration with artists

Katie Stubblefield, Jennifer Gunlock & Hilary Norcliffe (plus great video interview.)

Congratulations to all the artists!