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Visiting Artists

Rogelio Gutierrez – November 10th, 5pm, UT-108

Posted on November 4, 2015 by School of Art

La CagasRogelio Gutierrez is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose work deals with his experiences as a first generation Mexican-American. Originally from California, he received his BFA in Printmaking from California State University-Long Beach, and his MFA in Visual Art and Public Life with an emphasis in printmaking from Indiana University’s Herron School of Art and Design. He currently holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Arizona State University-School of Art, where he is the recipient of the 2014/2015 Herberger Institute School of Arts’ Endowed Professor of Art Award. Rogelio has been part of numerous group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, as well as public art projects.

As a printmaker, Gutierrez is well versed in traditional methods. As an artist, he allows the idea to direct the process through the use of non-traditional substrates, materials and presentations.

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Andy Cooperman – November 3rd, 5pm, UT-108

Posted on October 28, 2015 by School of Art

cooperman_brooch_red_enamel_opal_a_truss_optiI have considered myself a metalsmith since 1980.  It was in the late ’70’s, as an English major in college in Upstate NY, that I first encountered the field outside of the jewelry and hollowware that I had seen in stores. There was a classroom in the art building (I spent a lot of time in that building) that seemed to contain some sort of focused excitement for the hunched over figures working inside. There was fire and small, strangely specific tools.  The ringing of hammers made me pull open the door and walk inside.

What a shocker it was to see that metal could be sawn, formed and, especially, forged– in a relatively non-industrial place.  And when I saw that it could be approached in ways that made it seem unlike metal– that small, almost animate things could be made with it–I had to get my hands into it.  With a second major in Studio Art, I built a small back bedroom studio, spent some time exploring the very similar field of dental crown and bridge manufacture and  worked at the bench in several jewelry stores. In 1984, I followed my wife Kim to Seattle, Washington. We have been here ever since.

Seattle is a special place for jewelers and metalsmiths.  We have a very strong community of makers who are eager to share what they know and what they think.  And we all seem to like each other. Almost makes the winter gloom bearable.

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Kristen Morgin – October 27th, 5pm, UT-108

Posted on October 21, 2015 by School of Art

KM_HappyTheHammer14_sKristen Morgin’s sculptures, comprised primarily of fired and unfired clay, are true to scale objects. Using unassuming materials to render readily accessible objects, Morgin’s work captures the complexity of the present by way of the past. The corroding surfaces of her objects not only capture the here and now but protrude fragility, mortality and decay.  Ms. Morgin was born in 1968 in Brunswick, GA. Her work was featured in Overthrown: Clay Without Limits, Denver Art Museum, 12th Istanbul Biennial, Huckleberry Finn at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco, Unmonumental at the New Museum in New York, Thing at UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Red Eye at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami. Ms. Morgin lives and works in Gardena, CA. For more information, please click here, or here.

Iva Gueorguieva – October 20th, 5pm, UT-108

Posted on October 20, 2015 by School of Art

IG_Exhilarated_Gods_website0Los Angeles based artist Iva Gueorguieva moves freely from paper to canvas, cardboard, metal, concrete and clay. She cuts and collages hand-painted materials and images produced in the print-making studio using various techniques including soap ground etching, cyanotype, photo gravure and woodcut. The scale of the works range from monumental to intimate and include both painting and sculpture. The act of painting for Gueorguieva is a way of stitching, juxtaposing, overlapping, reiterating, remembering, and erasing multiple phrases, stories, memories, and impressions. Painting for her is bearing witness. Ms. Gueorguieva was born in Bulgaria and received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She just had an solo exhibition at ACME Gallery, and for more information, please click here.

Jui Ishida – October 6th, 5pm, UT-108

Posted on September 16, 2015 by School of Art

SearchAnswerJui Ishida was born in Taiwan and raised in Japan. She studied art at the Art Canter College of Design in Pasadena, CA and graduated with honor of distinction in illustration. She has illustrated many children’s books including: National Geographic Kids Animal Stories by Jane Yolen, The Silver Moon: Lullabies and Cradle Songs by Jack Prelutsky and God Created by Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones (Theologos Award/ best children’s book of 2003). Jui currently lives in Long Beach, CA, with her husband and two children. For more information, please click here.

Carole Frances Lung – September 15th, 5pm, UT-108

Posted on September 10, 2015 by School of Art

Frau Fiber versus Ring SpinnerCarole Frances Lung is an artist, activist, and scholar living in Long Beach, CA. Through her alter ego Frau Fiber, Carole utilizes a hybrid of playful activism, cultural criticism, research and spirited crafting of one of a kind garment production performances. She investigates the human cost of mass production and consumption, addressing issues of value and time through the thoroughly hand-made construction and salvaging of garments. For more information. please click here.

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.