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CSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz to appear on Turner Classic Movies

Posted on March 13, 2017 by School of Art

abry-ellen-TCMCSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz will be on the Turner Classic Movie network to showcase a festival of Rare Animation on Sunday, April 9th from 5-9pm. Alongside host Ben Mankiewicz,  Prof. Mintz and Ms. Ellen Besen will be guest presenters of National Film Board of Canada’s Animation films from the forties until the end of the nineties. “Norman MacLaren, Caroline Leaf and Richard Condie are just a few of the animators who’s greatest works will screened. Over the course of the last year, Aubry and Ellen viewed and researched many titles from the NFB archives to create this 4 hour package which includes the work of more than 30 directors working in a variety of techniques.” As Professor Mintz says, “In our research we found wonderful backstage stories for many of our films, more than could be covered in the interview sections of the evening itself… [but] Viewers can take advantage of this additional material – production anecdotes, thoughts on content, notes on historical context – we will be posting some of our favorite bits over the next few weeks on our Facebook page.” Please tune in and enjoy!

CSULB Graphic Design Professor Andrew Byrom lecturing at Helms Design Center, Los Angeles

Posted on March 7, 2017 by School of Art

Layout 1CSULB School of Art Professor Andrew Byrom will be presenting a lecture entitled “Designing and Making” on ‘maker culture’ and its relationship to contemporary design practice at the Helms Design Center, Los Angeles on Wednesday March 15th at 6.45pm. The lecture will be part of a larger program entitled “Designers are Not Makers,” sponsored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Los Angeles. As Professor Byron explains, “The growth we have witnessed in ‘maker’ culture has given us increased access to the tools and information needed to tinker, program, and build custom products and solutions. Manufacturing can now happen on a desktop as easily as in a home workshop. The benefits of stepping away from a computer to work with your hands continues to gain influence in business and culture. Yet, with all the focus on making, it is the designer who gets celebrated once the ‘making’ becomes mass production. As digital technology continues to insert itself into our daily lives, what is the role of the tactile? What is the importance of physical creation in a world of digital technology, virtual reality, 3D printing and rapid prototyping? And where does the act of designing stop, so the role of making can take over?” 

CSULB Prints Professor Roxanne Sexauer: exhibitions, awards, artist residency in Iceland

Posted on March 1, 2017 by School of Art

028%20high%20resCSULB Prints Professor Roxanne Sexier was part of an exhibition Ink and Clay 42, at the W.Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona. Two of her relief prints (on top), respectively titled: “Black Pool,” and “The Bardo” won the Juror’s Choice Ink Award.  A third woodcut print, titled “Susurrus” was also exhibited in the exhibition.

Professor Sexauer also has been an artist-in-residence at the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seydisfjordur, Iceland.  The theme of the residency was entitled “Printing Matter,” and it was organized by Danish Graphic Designer Ase Eg Jorgensen and held in conjunction with the Technical Museum of East Iceland, as an International exploration of artist’s books and book structures. The folded book structure (on bottom) is titled “Strandartindur,” and was created at the residency.

In April, Prof. Sexauer will be working at the Lily Press, in Rockville Maryland, a fine art printmaking atelier, owned and operated by master printer Susan Goldman. While there, she hopes to edition several relief prints based on various sketchbook images which explore pattern and chance operations.

Congratulations Professor Sexauer!

CSULB Alum Kendell Carter in solo exhibition at Edward Cella Art+Architecture

Posted on January 26, 2017 by School of Art

24437_h2048w2048gt.3CSULB Art alum Kendell Carter will be having a solo exhibition entitled Kendell Carter: Marvel at Edward Cella Art+Architecture. The exhibition will open on March 11 and will run until May 6, 2017.
Marvel is an exhibition of cast paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations, and guided meditation by Kendell Carter. “Mr. Carter’s sustained commitment to observing and exploring race, gender, history, and consumer culture manifests in a studio practice that pushes beyond that of a black artist making art about politics, and towards one that acknowledges the rapidly integrating nature of today’s visual culture.” From installations that evoke the legacy of the Jim Crow era to today, to cast paintings with the word “LOVE” scrawled backwards in graffiti, “Carter’s masterfully orchestrated installations connect scale, form, texture, and surface with contemporary socio-cultural realities and historically rooted gestures.” For one installation the gallery floor will feature a large cast latex sculpture of the state of North Carolina which will serve as a mat for a series of meditations on the wrongful shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by Charlotte Mecklenburg police, and the controversy following the North Carolina “bathroom bill.” These meditations will be guided by licensed practitioners T. Dorje Immanuel, Andrea Yarbrough-Morris, and Mackala Lacy. The public is invited to participate in these guided meditations on March 25, 2017 at 2pm. Furthermore, the artist will have a gallery conversation with curator Dr. Jill Moniz will take place on April 8, 2017 at 4pm.

CSULB Illustration Lecturer Gary Musgrave paints mural at Long Beach City Hall

Posted on November 7, 2016 by School of Art

lb city hall muralCSULB Illustration Lecturer Gary Musgrave is part of a muralist team called The Draculas; with fellow artist Jeff McMillan, the two have been responsible for a number of murals around Long Beach. They now have another mural completed, this time inside Long Beach City Hall! A short documentary entitled “Paint It Forward” (made by CSULB alumni Scott Nichols) showcases Musgrave and the Long Beach mural program. Congratulations Profs. Musgrave (and McMillan aka The Draculas) on your beautiful work!

CSULB Graphic Design Professor Andrew Byrom to lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago

Posted on October 19, 2016 by School of Art

Metal sculpture spelling word True in green field.
CSULB Graphic Design Professor Andrew Byrom will be giving a lecture on his latest body of work – including projects produced on his recent sabbatical – at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on Thursday October 27th, 2016. During the Spring 2016 semester Byrom was artist-in-residence at The University of Cumbria, he produced several designs that took inspiration from farmland on the England/Scotland border.

CSULB Art History Lecturer Tatiana Sizonenko curates photography exhibition at UCSD

Posted on October 12, 2016 by School of Art

romeo and juliet books on shelfCSULB Art History Lecturer Tatiana Sizonenko curated an exhibition at the University Art Gallery at UC San Diego entitled Extensions of Photography. The exhibition will run from October 7, through December 9, 2016. Extensions of Photography will highlight artistic practices by former and current UC San Diego-affiliated artists and alumni who redefined the photographic medium and contributed significantly to the cultural life of San Diego and the United States. The exhibition also includes the work of Katie Grinnan, who teaches sculpture at CSULB!

CSULB Painting Professor Fran Siegel in exhibition at ACME Gallery in Los Angeles

Posted on September 28, 2016 by School of Art

ApparatusCSULB Painting Professor Fran Siegel has a solo exhibition entitled Reconstruction at the ACME Gallery in Los Angeles. The show runs from September 17 through October 22, 2016. Prof. Siegel continues her investigations of place through the activity of drawing on a massive scale. Shifting perspectives generate a sense of motion and time, and multiple viewpoints are pieced together by combining a cyanotype photographic process with layered collage and drawing. Through these works, she explores the evolution of settlement, migration, and exodus within the borders of the Los Angeles metropolis, and how this constant shuffling creates geographical space. Congratulations Professor Siegel!

CSULB Art History Lecturer Julia Friedman curates show of artist Forrest Solis

Posted on September 9, 2016 by School of Art

artwork of two sleeping womenCSULB Art History lecturer Dr. Julia Friedman curated an exhibition of artist Forrest Solis at Jamie Brooks Fine Art. The exhibition entitled Sleepers Redux is based upon a Gustav Courbet painting entitled “The Sleepers”, with Solis recreating the masterpiece as an allegory between art practice and art history. The exhibition will run from September 9 through October 23, 2016.

CSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz interviewed by Animation Career Review

Posted on July 7, 2016 by School of Art

Professor Aubry MintzCSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz was interviewed by Animation Career Review,  entitled “Rooted in Fundamentals: Q&A with Aubry Mintz, CSU Long Beach.” Prof. Mintz discusses the progress and creativity of the Illustration/Animation program and our students!