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CSULB Painting Professor Yu Ji is participating in an exhibition entitled Words in Characters; Books as Vehicle

Posted on October 5, 2017 by School of Art

Yu JiDSCN6598CSULB Painting Professor Yu Ji is participating in an exhibition entitled Words in Characters; Books as Vehicle at the East Asia Library at Stanford University. “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.”

Artists whose work is featured in the exhibit include Xu Bing, Hongwei Yang, Xiaoze Xie, Yu Ji, Sue Messer, Xiangzhou Tai, Chen Wang, Jonathan Stalling.  Words in Characters: Books as Vehicles has been organized by the Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia (ACAAA, previously known as Across the Divide), an organization whose goals are to present the work of this unique group of artists to the general public in both the USA and China, and to generate scholarly dialogue among these artists and their students, colleagues, and other academic professionals.

The exhibit will run at the East Asia Library until late January 2018.


CSULB Illustration alumni Jennie Cotterill interview for her band Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Posted on September 29, 2017 by School of Art

32153309574_3664b39844_bCSULB Illustration alumni Jennie Cotterill discusses life, art, and music of her band Bad Cop/Bad Cop. The band has a new album out entitled Warriors, and they can be currently seen on the Vans Warped Tour. Congratulations Jennie!


CSULB art alumni Annette Heully & Dawn Ertl in Looming Spaces exhibition

Posted on September 25, 2017 by School of Art

DSC_0128CSULB art alumni Annette Heully (Fibers,) and Dawn Ertl (Sculpture) will be participating in an exhibition at the Huntington Beach Art Center. The show is entitled Looming Spaces and it also features the artists Ashley Blalock and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood as well. “Looming Spaces is the third exhibition in a series celebrating women in the arts. It explores weaving through the vision of four contemporary fiber artists whose artwork addresses contemporary, cultural, and environmental issues.” The exhibition runs from September 23 through October 21, 2017. Congratulations artists!


CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil in solo exhibition in NYC

Posted on September 8, 2017 by School of Art

INSTAjp1CSULB Ceramics Professor Jay Kvapil has a solo exhibition at Magen H. Gallery, New York. Entitled Landscapes, the show is filled with 75 new pieces and was put together through the combined efforts of Magen H Gallery, NYC and Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris. The exhibition will run from September 19 – October 19, 2017.


CSULB Metals and Jewelry Lecturer Rachel Shimpock wins American Craft Show Award

Posted on August 30, 2017 by School of Art

Rachel-Shimpock_0-1CSULB Metals and Jewelry Lecturer Rachel Shimpock won the Award for Excellence for booth design at the 2017 American Craft Show in San Francisco. From a field of over 230 people, only five were honored with awards.
Ms. Shimpock took home the award for booth design, which honors both quality of work and booth presentation. Her “funky and fresh work depicting plated and glass-enameled snack food – like potato chips and popcorn – found their home in a booth designed to look like a black and white kitchen.” She credits Madeline Walker as her design partner for the booth. Congratulations Ms. Shimpock!

 

 


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!!