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CSULB Painting Professor Fran Siegel has a solo exhibition at the Fowler Museum

Posted on July 25, 2017 by School of Art

Lineage through landscapeCSULB Painting Professor Fran Siegel has a solo exhibition entitled Lineage through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil by Fran Siegel at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. The exhibition will run from July 23 through December 10, 2017, with an artist reception on August 27th.  As Carolina A. Miranda wrote in the LA Times  “[Lineage] is a large-scale drawing project inspired by a recent residency in Brazil, where she conducted research in, among other places, the Island of Itaparica, an important center of Afro-Brazilian religious practice. [Siegel’s] 40-foot-long piece consists of a weaving that brings together strips of fabric and drawings of sacred plants on translucent film — a record of the landscapes she inhabited, and the troubled histories some of those represent.”


CSULB Animation class gets opportunity to work with Pixar Animation Studios

Posted on July 24, 2017 by School of Art

IMG_6929This summer CSULB was highly honored to have Pixar work with our class ART311 Writing about Visual Art  – a section geared towards animation students. Spearheaded by Elyse Klaidman – Pixar Educational Outreach, Kim Diaz – Pixar Recruitment and Talent Outreach,  Beth Sasseen – Pixar University Relations and Aubry Mintz – CSULB Head of Animation. CSULB students were visited by a variety of Pixar artists throughout the summer term to help them develop ideas for their short animated films.
We were thrilled to work with Scott Morse, Domee Shi, Mary Coleman and Lelia Chesloff who presented to the class at different stages, teaching them about story, short films, the production pipeline and how to pitch their film ideas. These amazing artists also worked closely with our students to help them find and build their stories which they will hopefully produce in the coming semester.
We could not be more grateful to Pixar for such an enlightening and rich program!

CSULB Art Alumni Michael Nannery transforms Grand Central Art Center’s entrance sustainably

Posted on July 11, 2017 by School of Art

36930016CSULB Art Alumni Michael Nannery seeks to provide a contemplative and refreshing space inside Grand Central Art Center, while offering an invitation to those outside.  Entitled, The Fountain, the aquatic garden fills the space with green life, fresh air, and a continual offering of herbs.  This fixture serves as a platform for diverse art forms, education, and communication; including performance, demonstrations, workshops, and as a space for meeting and meditation. In addition to harboring plants, fish, and other life forms, the garden serves as an incubator for the ideas of artists and makers, who will contribute to the growth and utility of this regenerative space. The installation will develop over the course of the exhibition. Michael Nannery: The Fountain will be on exhibition from July 1 through September 17, 2017.


CSULB Fiber Lecturer Sue Ann Robinson Artist-in-Residence at Long Beach Museum of Art

Posted on July 10, 2017 by School of Art

Cchapter 6SULB Fiber Lecturer Sue Ann Robinson  is the Artist-in-Residence in the Ralston Family Learning Center at the Long Beach Museum of Art for six weeks beginning Thursday, July 6 through August 10, 2017. Robinson will be working on book series entitled, “The Walking Fools.” Robinson’s artist’s books are in many public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Getty Research Institute, UC Berkeley, and Yale University among many others. During her residency, Sue Ann Robinson will have free, drop-in workshops demonstrating different book art structures. They will be offered on Thursday evenings from 5PM to 8PM in the Ralston Family Learning Center. These book making workshops are supported in part by the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach. The first workshop on Thursday evening July 6 will be instruction in single sheet books. Subsequent Thursday evenings will include pamphlet stitch, multi-signature stitched binding, long stitch book binding, dos-a-dos book, and a flag book workshop. Workshops are free, materials and equipment will be provided. No book binding experience needed. Space is limited, first come, first served. Admission to the Museum is free on Thursday evenings.

CSULB Ceramics Program in downtown Long Beach exhibition

Posted on May 17, 2017 by School of Art

Thrown%202CSULB Ceramics Professor Chris Miller recently received a micro grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach to fund Thrown an exhibition of CSULB student ceramic work at the Creative Arts Coalition to Transform Urban Space (C.A.C.t.U.S.) in downtown Long Beach.  Each object was created using various techniques involving the potter’s wheel.  After mastering basic centering, forming, and trimming skills, students worked through a number of functional forms before being set free to explore more sculptural constructions.  Through surfacing techniques students expressed their interest in pattern, imagery, atmosphere, and glaze phenomenon.  The objects are all made from high-fired stoneware and porcelain. The exhibition featured work from Nirelle Alarcon, Sergio Arcos, Andrea Arnott, Yanitzi Arroyo, Laren Bartsch, Lasa Bell, Sharon Benyamin, Tanya Flores, Ashley Gonzalez, Galileo Gonzalez, Ronald Guo, Andrea Gutierrez, Brian Hook, Michelle Kim, Susan Kim, Jamie Lee, Shelby Ly, Sydney Moore, Kimmy Nguyen, Peter Nguyen, Alexandria Pinter, Evelyn Ramirez. Congratulations everyone! Thanks again to the Long Beach Arts Council for making this happen!!

CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil in New York exhibitions

Posted on May 15, 2017 by School of Art

vessel 2017CSULB Ceramics faculty Jay Kvapil showed twice recently in New York City.  First in November 2016 his work was represented by two Parisian galleries (Gallerie du Passage and Lefebvre et Fils) at the art and design fair, Salon Art + Design.  Then in May 2017  his work was shown by Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami Beach, FL) at Collective Design Fair.  Professor Kvapil is currently busy working on a major one-person exhibition at Magen H. Gallery, New York in conjunction with Lefebvre et Fils for December 2017.

CSULB Lecturer Manny Krakowski in exhibition in Los Angeles

Posted on May 9, 2017 by School of Art

IMG_0909CSULB lecturer Manny Krakoswki will be in a two-person exhibition featuring new installation works by him and Alex Stevens. Presented by Win or Lose LA, the show is titled “Call It What You Want,” and will run from May 13th through June 3rd, 2017.   This show brings together Object Permanence (by Alex), which features a Truck (Troy’s old truck rosebud) stacked on top of a refrigerator with a viewing deck and Close your eyes and Think of Cotton Mouth (by Manny), an architectural steal structure, which houses a dehumidifier with a hand-blown glass cacti chandelier.

CSULB Lecturer Michael Parker in Pop-Up exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum

Posted on May 4, 2017 by School of Art

michaelparker ides archThe Pop-Up Studio at Palm Springs Art Museum presents “The Ides: Radical Cartography” which brings together an exhibition and workshop series for the multi-decade project, ‘The Ides”, by Michael Parker. The exhibition, uses as its foundation the 2016 sculpture “The Ides (arch du triumph) mapped by Vi Ha.”  This first large scale arch in the series, which framed the Port of Los Angeles over the past year, has been cut and reconfigured into inverted plinths to present the next phase of the work: thirty-nine new sets of gestural ceramic sculptures with corresponding robotically carved foam replicas. The replicas are the basis for mixed media sculptures interpreted by collaborators, referred to by Parker as Radical Cartographers. They will attempt to translate each sculptural intervention into future full scale sculptures that frame systems of power.

The Triumphal Arch, originally a sign of conquest flaunting technological and military dominance, is transformed into a collaborative attempt to understand how power and inequality manifest in landscapes. “Radical cartography” takes that power of mapping from the hierarchy and offers it to the less powerful. The workshops and performances for The Ides will address technological advancement: mapping, the hand-made and artificial intelligence. Presented along with the installation is a video that connects robotics, automation and labor disputes in the early 21st Century as bellwethers for naming and framing the “new Empire of Things.”

CSULB Painting Professor Yu Ji in exhibition “Words in Characters; Books as Vehicle”

Posted on April 19, 2017 by School of Art

Folding book with drawings on pagesCSULB Painting Professor Yu Ji is participating in an exhibition entitled Words in Characters; Books as Vehicle at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. “Into the Dust” is the artwork in the exhibition and is meant to be an effort to prevent our memory from fading into oblivion. With words written in Chinese Han characters, the book records the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) that took place 50 years ago. Its scripts, read vertically from right to left, lay a chronology of a human banality capable of tyranny and inflicting pain to others. As a survivor of this Revolution, Yu Ji attempts to use this work to keep our memories alive, as Mr. Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The exhibition will also travel to the East Asia Library of Stanford University later this year.

CSULB Fiber Lecturer Sue Ann Robinson in exhibition at Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles

Posted on April 13, 2017 by School of Art

SARStudioCSULB Fiber Lecturer Sue Ann Robinson will be taking part in an exhibition at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. Entitled Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California the show “is the first full-scale museum survey of the significance of Southern California artists in establishing the field of book arts from the 1960s to the present day.” The exhibition will run from January 29 through May 7, 2017.