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Archive for October, 2014



November 5 – Akio Takamori

Posted on October 23, 2014 by School of Art

Akio Takamori was born and raised in Japan. He has been exhibiting in the United States, Europe and Asia since the mid 1980s. Takamori received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1976 and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in 1978.

Takamori’s recent solo exhibitions include Ground (2013), at James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA and Equivalent (2013), at Kunstforum Solothurn, Switzerland.

Takamori’s work is included in numerous collections including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Los Angels County Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Ariana Museum in Geneva, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including three National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grants (1986, 1988, 1992), the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant (2006), and the USA Ford Fellowship (2011). Takamori lives and works in Seattle where he has a studio.

Akio Takamori: http://akiotakamori.com/


CSULB Graduate Student in Art Cynthia Herrera in collaborative project with Riverside Art Museum

Posted on October 15, 2014 by School of Art

CSULB Graduate Student in Photography Cynthia Herrera is part of a community engagement project with the community of Riverside, the Riverside Art Museum, as well as with Cal State University, Long Beach. Making Ground is a series of events taking place from October 25, 2014 through February 2015 from community centers to garden nurseries, even art galleries both in the city of Riverside as well as Long Beach. The subjects will range from   “Community Cuttings: Storytelling and the Community History of Plants | A Transplanting Workshop” to “Common Ground | A Stakeholder Event” which communities across Riverside to join workshops in grafting, transplanting, and growing herbs in domestic spaces to “Making Ground | Community Histories, Healing Plants, and Succulent Sculpture” to be held at a Farmer’s Market in Riverside, as well as a gallery show in the Werby Gallery at CSULB on November 9-13, 2014. Ms. Herrera is a current MFA candidate in Photography at California State University Long Beach and a 2012 GPA Fulbright-Hayes Scholar in Arabic language, arts, and culture studies at the University of Mohammad the V Rabat, Morocco. For more information, please click here.


October 22 – Philip Ross

Posted on October 9, 2014 by School of Art

Philip Ross is an artist, inventor, and scholar whose internationally awarded and exhibited research is focused on biomaterial design and life support technologies. A thought leader on biomimicry, Philip’s innovations are globally recognized as foundational to the invention of mycotecture, the practice of building with mushroom materials. His work has recently been showcased by the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley’s Zero1, the Moscow Biennale, and Germany’s Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. In 2013, his mycelium-based furniture won Ars Electronica’s Award of Distinction for Hybrid Art. Philip has been a visiting lecturer and professor at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of San Francisco.

Phil Ross: http://philross.org/

 


CSULB Art Alumna Brenna Youngblood wins 2015 Gwendolyn Knight | Jacob Lawrence Prize

Posted on October 8, 2014 by School of Art

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) announces the selection of Brenna Youngblood as the winner of the 2015 Gwendolyn Knight | Jacob Lawrence Prize. Youngblood will be honored with a $10,000 award to further her artistic practice. “Created through a handmade process of addition, subtraction, layering and peeling, Brenna Youngblood’s art is subtle yet effective as she communicates personal experiences through common objects. The result is remarkable,” says Kimerly Rorschach, SAM’s Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO.  “Her artistic and cultural practice truly honors the legacy of the Lawrences.” Her work will also be featured in a solo exhibition in SAM’s Gwendolyn Knight | Jacob Lawrence Gallery in 2015 and will be curated by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and SAM’s former Deputy Director for Education and Public Programs/Adjunct Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art. For more information, please click here.

Congratulations to Ms. Youngblood!

 


“Another Thing Coming” exhibition review in Artillery Magazine

Posted on October 3, 2014 by School of Art

ANOTHER THING COMING

New Sculpture at Torrance Art Museum

Twenty miles outside of Los Angeles there happens to be one of the best shows of the season. “Another Thing Coming,” the Torrance Art Museum’s group show of new sculpture from 15 Los Angeles-based artists is a remarkably successful and compelling show.
“Another Thing Coming” emphatically makes a case for object-based sculpture’s fecundity and relevance as a vehicle for personal and collective meaning. These 15 artists demonstrate how cotemporary sculpture may be indebted to and in dialogue with the past, but is firmly rooted in the experience of the present, with a focus on the process of making meaningful art in a fast-paced, hostile and technology-obsessed world. Curators Lisa DeSmidt, Max Presneill and Chris Reynolds put together a truly engaging look at what Los Angeles sculptors are creating in their studios today. It’s worth the 20 miles to travel to see this exceptional show on sculpture today.
To read full review, please click here.

October 8 – Seth Papac

Posted on October 2, 2014 by School of Art

Seth Papac is a Lecturer in the Jewelry and Metalwork Department at San Diego State University. He received his BFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing in 2004 from the University of Washington and his MFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing in 2009 from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Seth’s work is exhibited and published in Europe as well as the United States. He is the recipient of a Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, a Peter S Reed Foundation NY, NY grant as well as the Tobey Devan Lewis Fellowship. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR and the Rotasa Foundation, Mill Valley, CA.

Seth Papac: http://sethpapac.com/



CSULB Art Alumni Kiel Johnson in solo exhibition at Mark Moore gallery

Posted on October 1, 2014 by School of Art

CSULB alumni  and adjunct professor Kiel Johnson will be having a solo exhibition at the Mark Moore gallery in Santa Monica from October 2 through November 8, 2014. Entitled Walldayallday, the show will focus on new drawings based on “the sophisticated organization of structures and systems of bee populations…[which] serve as a simulacrum of the intricate, yet chaotic, systems of organization present in contemporary industrialized society.” For more information, please click here.