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Archive for March, 2016



CSULB Painting Professor Fran Siegel in solo exhibition in NYC

Posted on March 30, 2016 by School of Art

Drawing of cityscapeCSULB Painting Professor Fran Siegel has a solo exhibition entitled Infrastructure at the Lesley Heller Workplace in New York City. The show runs from April 10 through May 15, 2016 and will feature collaged drawings and wall sculptures of urban plans, cityscapes, oft-kiltered structures, jerry-rigged and shifting in their perspectives and materials. Professor Siegel also is concurrently in these group exhibitions as well: Urbanature  at Art Center College of Art & Design’s Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, through May 8; Demarcate- Territorial Shift in Personal and Societal Mapping at the ICA San Jose, through May 28; and Place at the Equity Gallery, New York City, May 4 through June 18, 2016. Congratulations Professor Siegel!


Dr. Peter Oakley – April 12th, UT-108, 5pm

Posted on March 23, 2016 by School of Art

Oakley.focus-none.width-1000Dr. Peter Oakley is Research Leader for the School of Material at the Royal College of Art. He supports staff research across the School’s programmes: fashion, ceramics and glass, jewellery and metal, and textiles. Through this work Peter has acquired an extensive knowledge of the sustainability issues facing a wide cross-section of the luxury goods sector. Peter’s own research focuses on the UK fine jewellery industry and its supply chains. He has a particular interest in gold and the development and promotion of related ethical initiatives and campaigns. To support his research, in 2009 Dr. Oakley trained as a precious metal assayer, in order to compliment his existing practical knowledge of industrial and bench jewellery techniques. Over the past five years he has also conducted field visits to operating, preserved and proposed gold mines in Alaska, California, Sweden, and the UK.  In the past Dr. Oakley has worked on design projects and in restoration teams, lectured in the applied arts and developed university level programmes for staff employed in the heritage industry. He has a doctorate in anthropology and is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institution.

He currently regularly writes on ethical issues affecting the jewellery industry for Benchpeg.com.


Suzanne Hudson – March 22nd, UT-108, 5pm

Posted on March 22, 2016 by School of Art

Dr. Suzanne Hudson is an art historian and critic who writes on modern and contemporary art, with an painting-nowemphasis on abstraction, painting, process, creativity, pedagogy, and American philosophy as it intersects with aesthetics and institutional discourses. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and is currently Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. Her writing has appeared in such publications as ParkettFlash ArtArt Journal, and October. A regular contributor to Artforum since 2004, she also has written numerous essays for international exhibition catalogs and artist monographs and lectured widely. She is the author of Robert Ryman: Used Paint and Painting Now  and the co-editor of Contemporary Art: 1989–Present. She is currently at work on a manuscript on Agnes Martin and a study of the therapeutic basis of process within American visual modernism.


Brandon Lattu – March 8th, UT-108, 5pm

Posted on March 3, 2016 by School of Art

BLattu_BanquetingHouse_2007_BackView_300-650x433Brandon Lattu is an artist whose work utilizes photography, sculpture, and video to investigate the constantly changing state of representation in order to push beyond the conventional empiricism that pictures of the world have traditionally invoked.  His work particularly addresses the social structures emphasized and enforced by models of perspective and abstraction as well as spatial hierarchies in architecture and commerce.  The artist received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998 and his BFA from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC in 1994.  Mr. Lattu is Associate Professor and Chair of Art Department at the University of California, Riverside.


CSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz interviews Directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

Posted on March 1, 2016 by School of Art

Picture of hand adjusting animation puppetCSULB Animation Professor Aubry Mintz along with Ellen Besen interviewed the directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson on their Oscar nominated animation movie Anomalisa. The interview, entitled “Anomalisa and the Art of Subtle Exaggeration” covers how these directors have taken a fresh look at stop motion animation.