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CSULB Photography Professor Todd Gray awarded 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted on April 5, 2018 by School of Art

Todd-Gray-Fine-Arts-2018_250x250The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded CSULB Photography Professor Todd Gray as a 2018 Fellowship in Fine Arts. There were over 3000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-forth competition, and only 173 individuals received grants. Congratulations Prof. Gray!


CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil in collection of Musée national de la céramique

Posted on April 2, 2018 by School of Art

20161024__L6A7035CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil has just had three works purchased into the permanent collection of the Museé national de la céreamique (National Ceramic Museum of France,) in Sèvres, France. The pieces were from his second exhibition at Lefebvre et Fils in Paris from November 2017. Prof. Kvapil is also currently showing work at Galerie Dumonteil, in Shanghai, China. Congratulations!


CSULB Ceramics Professor Tony Marsh has a new exhibition at the Peters Projects of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Posted on March 28, 2018 by School of Art

Marsh+2CSULB Ceramics Professor Tony Marsh has a new exhibition at the Peters Projects of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The show is entitled American Jars and Crucibles and will be running from March 23, 2018 through May 25, 2018. The exhibition at Peters Projects will premiere the newest body of work by Marsh. For this exhibition, the main forms are cylindrical shapes with surfaces that include glazes, slips, englobes, raw powdered materials, mineral concoctions and occasionally refractory cement. Marsh puts these ingredients to use intuitively with no notes and may fire the work 5-8 times. The protrusions, short shelves with fossil-like offerings, take the work back to the internal earth and its own creations over centuries of time. The artist states “There are real and imagined allusions to the physical sciences, earth formation, geographic phenomenon, force, time and landscape in my work. Ceramics is a transformational art which is dynamic in every phase of the process and I fully embrace that phenomenon. I set up conditions wherein unexpected results occur that lead to discovery which stimulates curiosity and innovation.”


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!