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CSULB Ceramic Professor Jay Kvapil to have solo exhibition in Los Angeles

Posted on November 3, 2015 by School of Art

kvap bowl 2015CSULB Ceramic Professor Jay Kvapil will be having a solo exhibition of new ceramic work at the Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled “Jay Kvapil: Chaos and Control” the show will feature “large-scale thrown vessels in the form of bowls, vases and bottles, clothed with Kvapil’s invented vibrant and subtle glazes.” The exhibition will run from November 7 through December 23, 2015. For more information, click here.

CSULB Fiber Program featured in exhibition “Fiberlicious”

Posted on October 27, 2015 by School of Art

exhibition_mainThe CSULB Fiber program is proudly represented in the exhibition Fiberlicious being held at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Co-curated by Professor Carol Shaw-Sutton (with Scott Canty) the show features 16 artists who are expanding the possibilities of traditional fiber art (some of whom were from our CSULB program, as well as new Fiber Professor Diedrick Brackens.) Exploring a range of themes from the human condition to the celebration of culture, the selected artists use materials or techniques drawn from fiber-art practices and combine various mediums to produce large installations, video, participatory projects, and interactive and performance works to transform old art forms into modern works. The exhibition will run from October 25 through January 3, 2016. Congratulations to everyone involved! For more information, please click here.

CSULB Animations students compete in 24-hour contest

Posted on October 13, 2015 by School of Art

Logo of contest with the number 24 inside a stopwatchCSULB animation students competed in the eleventh annual 24-Hour Animation contest, the brainchild of CSULB Animation professor Aubry Mintz. On Friday, October 2 at 5pm, Prof. Mintz announced this year’s theme, “Imagine if Technology was Introduced at the Dawn of Humankind: What if Adam and Eve Found an Apple Computer Instead of an Apple?” From there over 525 students representing 24 teams from across the nation and internationally worked throughout the night to conceptualize and complete an animated film in a nearly impossible amount of time. Students created half-minute shorts based on this years theme, and we congratulate them on their efforts! For more information, please click here; and to see the films, please click here.

CSULB Painting professor Marie Thibeault in solo exhibition in San Francisco

Posted on October 8, 2015 by School of Art

MAT071_screenCSULB Painting professor Marie Thibeault will be having a solo exhibition at the George Lawson Gallery, in San Francisco.  The exhibition is entitled Marie Thiebault: engineering, selected paintings and will run from October 15 through November 14, 2015. For more information click here, and here.

CSULB Art Alum Jazz-minh Moore in solo exhibition in NYC

Posted on July 21, 2015 by School of Art

Jazz-minh Moore Shiner Hobo Band 2015CSULB Art Alum Jazz-minh Moore is in solo exhibition at the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York City. Entitled Middle of Nowhere the show features 24 paintings depicting a “good old fashioned road trip across the American Southwest.” “Texas ghost towns, abandoned trading posts and kitschy Route 66 attractions just barely hanging on…Their histories lost in time, Moore reinvigorates these desert fossils by infusing her own imagined narrative, fantasizing about their lost potential and possible revival.” The exhibition runs from June 18 to July 30, 2015. For more information, please click here; for press release click here.

CSULB Painting Professor Tom Krumpak in solo exhibition at Santa Monica College

Posted on July 9, 2015 by School of Art

143645930539062CSULB Painting Professor Tom Krumpak will be having a solo exhibition at the Emeritus Gallery at the beautiful Emeritus College campus of Santa Monica College. Entitled Built & Placed the exhibition will run from July 9 through September 10, 2015. The show will consist of an incredible collection of painted works on canvas, painted works on scrolls, and layered combine sculptures.  Among the dozens of components that work together to comprise the sculptures are found objects and objects produced by the artist, including more scroll paintings rolled up and stashed inside the structure of one of the sculptures. “My artwork has almost always dealt with Place, past and present,” said Krumpak. “I am interested in the real place of intersection between the individual and the crowd, the private and the public.” For more information, please click here.

CSULB Art Alum Kendell Carter in exhibition at Armory Center, Pasadena

Posted on May 19, 2015 by School of Art

cartermain2CSULB Art Alum Kendell Carter is in an exhibition series at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California, running from May 10 to June 14, 2014. The series, curated by CSULB Art History alum Sinead Finnerty-Pyne, is entitled Expanding on an expansive subjectPart 6: Kendell Carter, Constructs will showcase his newest works, multilayered paintings that critique and acknowledge the social constructs that exist within individuals and communities through the physical and aesthetic properties of painting. Through a multi-sourced approach to art making that includes sampling from pop culture, design, architecture, and modernism, Carter explores painting’s position within a post-modern condition. Using hip-hop culture as an aesthetic and ideological model, he references the fluidity of contemporary culture where individuals and objects flow in and out of identities, roles, and expectations. For more information, please click here.

CSULB Ceramics Alum Matt Wedel to have solo exhibition in London

Posted on May 6, 2015 by School of Art

CroppedImage15001500-matt-wedel-0001-A-02CSULB Ceramics alum Matt Wedel will be having a solo exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe in London, England. The show will be Wedel’s first exhibition in Europe and will feature twenty-five works from the sculptor and will be on display from May 7 through June 3, 2015. Congratulations!

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Dewitt Symposiums for Contemporary Practices/Drawing and Painting May 3rd and 10th – 4pm

Posted on April 27, 2015 by School of Art

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Sunday, May 3rd, 4- 5 pm, Hall of Science 100  (HSCI)  : A conversation between curator and program director John Spiak and Isabelle Lutterodt
John Spiak: Director and Chief Curator at The Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, and former Curator at the Arizona State University Art Museum. His curatorial emphasis is focused on contemporary art and society, with focus on works in video and new media by emerging artists; and Isabelle Lutterodt:  Director of Visual Arts at Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro. Her work straddles the arts, culture and education sectors.
Sunday, May 10th, 4- 5 pm, Hall of Science 103  (HSCI):  A conversation between curator Dan Cameron and artist Mario Ybarra Jr.
Mario Ybarra Jr.: A Visual and Performance Artist, Educator, and Activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he calls “contemporary art that is filtered through a Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles.”; and Dan Cameron: former Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach and The New Museum in New York City. He was the Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial and Founder and Artistic Director of Prospect New Orleans.

CSULB Art Lecturer Eve Wood has exhibition at Sloan Projects

Posted on April 16, 2015 by School of Art

CSULB Art Lecturer Eve Wood will behaving an exhibition at Sloan Projects in Bergamont Station entitled “Through the Trees, A Willingness.” The show will run from April 18th through May 16 featuring a wall-to-wall installation of works on paper. An array of avian portraits expressively rendered in gouache, graphite and oil stick on handmade rag paper highlight the artist’s life-long connection to orphaned and injured birds and her commitment to their rescue and rehabilitation. For over a decade Wood has cared privately for birds and as a volunteer at an animal way station where she provides education about animal welfare to inner city children. This up close and personal contact with a long line of birds has developed into a near obsessive creative documentation of their personalities and struggles in the artist’s unmistakable style. For more information, please click here.