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Visiting Artists

Oscar Tuazon – April 29th, 5pm

Posted on April 23, 2015 by School of Art

Comprised of a combination of natural and industrial materials, the sculptures and installations of Oscar Tuazon reference minimalist sensibilities, extreme do-it-yourself aesthetics and vernacular architecture. His works maintain an improvised, precarious quality that draws upon his long-standing interest in how the built environment is redefined and redesigned by the act of inhabitation.  Tuazon says, “I hope that the effect of my work is mostly physical. That’s what I like — walking through something, having an experience of the weight of things, or an experience of balance… That kind of really basic physical thing makes the work interesting; it makes it disarming and strange.”

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Michael Osborn – April 22nd, 5pm

Posted on April 16, 2015 by School of Art

Michael Osborn has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences and design schools, and was the recipient of the prestigious AIGA Fellow Award in the summer of 2006. His work is included in the permanent collections of the San Francisco MOMA, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.

Michael has also designed the 2002 and 2004 Love stamps, the 2006 and 2013 Wedding stamp set, the 2006 Madonna & Child stamp, the 2007 Patriotic Banner stamp, and the 2012 presorted Spectrum Eagle stamps for the USPS. Michael received his undergraduate degree at Art Center College of Design, and his MFA at the Academy of Art University, where he has taught Package Design since 1991.

Since 1981, Michael Osborne Design has been creating some of the most memorable packaging, corporate identity, and retail design solutions for clients that include Kettle, Target, Sam’s Club, Williams-Sonoma, Brown-Forman, numerous wineries, and the U.S. Postal Service. Our work speaks for itself and so do the robust sales figures our clients experience. We have garnered awards from all major design competitions, including recognition by many industry publications such as a feature article in Communication Arts, 2011.

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Roger Herman – April 15, 2015

Posted on April 14, 2015 by School of Art

When Roger Herman was an art student, his teacher Gerd van Dulmen offered him a backhanded compliment: “You have absolutely no imagination, which makes you a good painter. It makes you struggle more.” A native of Saar- brucken, Germany, Herman studied law before attending art school in the early ’70s in Karlsruhe, where Georg Baselitz and Markus Lupertz were teaching. “It was a milieu of this kind of intense painting,” he recalls, a reaction against the conceptual art being produced in Dusseldorf. Herman moved to Los Angeles in 1977, and by 1986 he was making monumental paintings of mountains, nudes, and buildings, as well as wood-block prints. Around that time, he was offered a position in the art department of UCLA, where he continues to teach and explore a broad range of styles. “It is about painting, not about subject matter. I don’t have a narrative,” Herman says of his work. “The subject is always painting, which is why there is a repetition always— like Morandi. I’m trying to go somewhere I’m not comfortable.” The lecture will be in UT-108 at 5:00pm.
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Eve Mansdorf – April 8, 2015

Posted on April 1, 2015 by School of Art

“I work primarily on large figure paintings that are somewhat autobiographical and metaphoric in content and still life paintings that are done from observation. I see the figure paintings and the still lifes as interrelated- the same objects will make appearances in different paintings and contribute to the conversation between the paintings. I am interested in arrangement, context and paint itself as a conveyor of sensate experience. I feel that, as a painter, these are the things I to manipulate.

The large figure paintings are conceived from imagination but are based in real life experience and location. The paintings are primarily domestic interiors, usually of couples or single figures. I am interested the nude figure as subject matter and strive to find a pretext for using it other than in the strictly perceptual mode of the model in a studio. Usually the paintings focus on male/female relationships as I see this as a way of exploring identity and sexuality.”

Ms. Mansdorf got her MFA from Brooklyn College and shows at Galerie Henoch in New York. For more information, please click here.

Brad Holland – March 25, 2015

Posted on March 19, 2015 by School of Art


Brad Holland is one of the most influential illustrators of our time. His drawings and paintings have graced the covers of magazines around the world, including Time, The New Yorker, Playboy, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and his unique style has inspired a generation of artists.

He has been recognized in major international design journals and has received awards from graphic arts organizations in many countries. Paintings by the artist have been exhibited in museums around the world, including one-man exhibitions at the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Clermont-Ferrand, France; and The Museum of American Illustration, New York City. He has written books as well as illustrated them, has received numerous awards, is a member of the Alliance Graphique International (AGI). In 2005 he was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. For more information, please click here.

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China Adams – March 18, 2015

Posted on March 12, 2015 by School of Art

China Adams makes conceptual art works in a range of media. Much of her current work addresses notions of reusability, consumerism, and our impulse to acquire possessions. Adams has lived and worked in Los Angeles for over twenty years.
She earned an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2000), and a BFA from UCLA (1995). She has been featured in exhibitions at Luckman Gallery, CSULA, Los Angeles; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; Beacon Art Building, Inglewood, CA; and Centro De Arte Salamanca, Spain, in addition to several solo shows at Ace Gallery, Los Angeles and Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.

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March 11 – Panel Discussion on Argentine Conceptual Artist David Lamelas

Posted on March 5, 2015 by School of Art

Join us for a conversation focusing on the installations, films, photography, and performance art of Argentine artist David Lamelas, who will be featured in a 2017 CSULB University Art Museum exhibition funded by the Getty Los Angeles/Latin America initiative.  The speakers are assembled from the advisory committee for the UAM Lamelas exhibition—curators and historians from the US, South America, and Europe. Through dialogue about David Lamelas, the panel members hope to tease out how the process of conceptualizing and developing an exhibition differs from place to place and across cultures.

Kristina Newhouse is Curator of Exhibitions at the UAM and co-curator of the Getty PST exhibition, which is tentatively entitled David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own.

María José Herrera is the Director of TIGRE Museum of Art in Buenos Aires and co-curator of the UAM’S Pacific Standard Time exhibition.

Lynda Morris has worked closely with David Lamelas since the early 1970s, when she was an assistant at the highly influential Nigel Greenwood Gallery in London.

Catha Paquette, Professor of Art History at CSULB, is a specialist in the art of 20th-century Latin America.

Joy Sleeman embraces aspects of the histories of sculpture and landscape and these two areas of interest coalesce in her work on the new forms of landscape art that emerged in the 1960s, often referred to as ‘Land Art’.  She exhibited work by David Lamelas in the two-person show, Earth Moon Earth (2009) in the Djangoly Gallery at Nottingham University.

Daniel Quiles is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Christian Rattemeyer is the S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator of Drawings at MOMA. He has worked as a curator at Artists Space in New York (2003-2007), as a freelance writer and critic, and as communications editor for Documenta 11.

Liz Collins – March 4, 2015

Posted on February 28, 2015 by School of Art

Liz Collins is a New York City-based artist and designer best known for her installation and performance project KNITTING NATION, and her amazing knit textiles and fashions. She is also a revered and sought-after teacher, and has taught and lectured at some of the best art and design schools in the US. Collins has had solo exhibitions at AMP Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Occidental College, Los Angeles; Textile Arts Center, New York; AS220, Providence, RI; and the Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee. Her work has also been included in numerous exhibitions at institutions including the ICA Boston; Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York; the Museum of FIT, New York; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Museum of Modern Art; and the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York. Collins’ awards include a United States Artist Target Fellowship (2006) and a MacColl Johnson Fellowship (2011), and residencies at Haystack, Yaddo, Shetland College, QueerArts Zagreb and AIR Alaska. Collins designed her own fashion line from 1999-2004, showing during New York Fashion Week; becoming a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America; and selling her collections in the high fashion designer market to influential New York style outlets like Barneys and Kirna Zabete. Collins received both her BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and was an Associate Professor there from 2003-2013. She has been a guest lecturer and critic at many art & design colleges including Pratt Institute; Maryland Institute College of Art; School of Art Institute of Chicago; Vermont College of Fine Arts; School of Visual Arts; Parsons the New School for Design; and the Carpenter Center at Harvard University. For more info, please click here.

Jorge R. Gutierrez – February 18, 2015

Posted on February 12, 2015 by School of Art

Jorge R. Gutierrez (1975) is a Mexican animator, painter, writer & director who, along with his wife and muse Sandra Equihua, created the multiple Annie & Emmy Award winning animated television series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera for Nickelodeon. Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Gutierrez has completed various films, cartoons, illustrations and paintings exploring his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture.

Gutierrez attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where he received his BFA & MFA in Experimental Animation under Jules Engel. There he created the 3D short Carmelo, which won the 2001 Student Emmy Award in animation and was screened at various festivals around the world, including Kodak’s Emerging Filmmakers Program at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. In 2000, Gutierrez worked under animation legend Maurice Noble, for the art direction of Chuck Jones’ Timberwolf for Warner Bros. In 2001, he began creating  Jorge Gutierrez’ El Macho, an animated web series for Sony Pictures. Gutierrez has also done character design for many animated series including Nickelodeon’s ChalkZone, as well as WB’s ¡Mucha Lucha!, and Disney’s The Buzz on Maggie for which he was nominated for a 2006 Annie Award in character design. As a writer, he’s worked on Scholastic’s Maya & Miguel as well as Disney’s Brandy & Mr. Whiskers. Gutierrez won two Annie Awards (Best TV Animated show & Best TV Character Design) and one Emmy (Best TV Character Design) working on El Tigre. He also created some of the sketches in Cartoon Network’s Mad. Most recently, Gutierrez co-wrote and directed the animated feature The Book of Life for Reel FX and 20th Century Fox. The film was released on October 17, 2014. He earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film in 2014.

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John Cederquist – February 11, 2015

Posted on February 9, 2015 by School of Art

Reality and illusion brilliantly merge in John Cederquist’s fine art furniture. Free-standing cabinets in the shape of kimonos and other two- and three-dimensional works are infused with vivid imagery that constantly shifts viewpoints without warning or logic. Flat surfaces come to life and form no longer follows function. A master of deception, the artist’s inspiration comes from diverse sources: Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Popeye cartoons and popular iconography from the East and West; all adding to the dreamlike quality of Cederquist’s ingeniously constructed pieces.

John Cederquist is widely recognized for masterful plays on dimensional illusion in his sculpture and furniture pieces. Born in 1946 in Altadena, CA, Cederquist received his B.A. in 1969 and M.A. in 1971 at California State University at Long Beach. He was granted two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, in 1975 and 1986. In 2002, he was elected to the American Craft Council College of Fellows. The Furniture Society of America honored Cederquist with the prestigious Award of Distinction in 2010. His work can be found in numerous museum collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery and the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. His studio is located in Capistrano, CA. To see more, visit the artist’s website: