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Visiting Artists



October 1 – Anna Neimark

Posted on September 15, 2014 by School of Art

Anna Neimark is a founding partner of First Office, a design studio based in downtown Los Angeles. Recent projects include a collaboration on the Pinterest Office Headquarters in San Francisco, a temporary Screening Room at the MAK Center for Art in Architecture in Los Angeles, a rehabilitation of a Shotgun House in Lexington and a series of essays in Perspecta 46, Project 1, and Log 31. Anna is full-time faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Princeton University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD).

Anna Neimark: http://www.firstoff.net/



September 10 – Richard Ross

Posted on August 26, 2014 by School of Art

Richard Ross is a photographer, researcher and professor of art based in Santa Barbara, California. Ross has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fulbright, and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Ross was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 to complete work on Architecture of Authority, a critically acclaimed body thought-provoking and unsettling photographs of architectural spaces worldwide that exert power over the individuals confined within them. Ross’s Guggenheim support also helped launch an investigation of the world of juvenile corrections and the architecture encompassing it. This led to Ross’s most recent work, Juvenile In Justice, which turns a lens on the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. Working at over 300 institutions of confinement, detention and treatment in 31 states and interviewing 1,000+ juveniles, Ross has frequently given use of the work gratis to non-profits advocating for changing social and political policy to the betterment of these juveniles. A book and traveling exhibition of the work continue to see great success while Ross collaborates with juvenile justice stakeholders, using the images as a catalyst for change. His work has been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Modern (London), Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (New York), Palais du Tokyo (Paris), The British Museum, City Hall Galleries (Belgrade), Galerie Steinech (Vienna), etc.

Richard Ross: http://richardross.net/


April 30th – Deborah Sussman

Posted on April 28, 2014 by School of Art

Deborah Sussman is recognized as a pioneer of environmental graphic design for creating arresting visual imagery and designing its highly imaginative applications for architectural and public spaces. Her passion for the marriage of graphics and the built environment, fueled by her early career at the Eames Office, has led to collaborations with planners, architects and clients.

Deborah’s work, informed by perceptive observation and rigorous documentation of communities and cultures, has found its place in projects for cities, arts and entertainment venues, commercial developments and the private sector around the world. She began to work with architects in the late sixties and seventies; then incorporated as Sussman/Prejza & Co., with husband Paul Prejza. Deborah has led the firm in designing an array of notable projects. S/P has, and continues, to design venues in the cultural and civic sectors.

Selected Honors Include: Laureate, Art Directors Global Hall of Fame New York, (ADC), 2012, Golden Arrow Award (SEGD), 2006, Medalist, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), 2004, Doctor of Humane Letters (Bard College), 1998, First woman to exhibit in New York’s School of Visual Arts’ “Master Series”, 1995, Fellow, Society of Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), 1991, Honorary Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1988, Elected Member, The Trusteeship, International Women’s Forum, 1987, Elected Member, Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), 1987, Fellow, AIGA /LA, 1986, Founder, AIGA/LA, 1986.

For more information: http://www.aiga.org/medalist-deborahsussman/


Art and Social Media Symposium – Sunday April 27, 2014

Posted on April 21, 2014 by School of Art

The Drawing and Painting program presents “Art and Social Media Symposium” featuring a lecture from Sharon Butler, author of the book “Two Coats of Paint” at 2pm in PH1 room 140; and a panel discussion featuring Ms. Butler as well as Art Critic and Curator Doug Harvey, and artists Kio Griffith, Julia Schwarz, Grant Vetter, with moderater Dane Klingaman from 3:30-5:30. From 5:30-6:30 there will be open studios to the MFA painting program as well as gallery openings in our campus galleries. Please join us!

 

 


April 15, 2014 – Edgar Heap of Birds

Posted on April 10, 2014 by School of Art

Internationally acclaimed artist, Edgar Heap of Birds, will lecture about his work on
Tuesday, April 15, at 7:00 pm in the William Link Theater (UT-108). Heap of Birds has shown internationally, in major museums and galleries worldwide, and will be discussing his work, from his paintings and sculptures to his public art interventions. There will also be a book signing afterwards, of Heap of Birds’ book from the 2007 Venice Biennial including a DVD will be available for purchase and a book singing will take place immediately following the lecture. For more information, please click here; or for artist’s website here.

March 26th – Olga Koumoundouros

Posted on March 20, 2014 by School of Art

Olga Koumoundouros’ provocative practice actively engages ideas of labor, class and human sustenance that shake the very core of the American Dream. The artist’s dexterity and commitment to materiality is her tour de force. Working with industrial materials–plywood, corrugated fiberglass, plaster and tar, among others–Koumoundouros’ sculptural objects and installations resonate with brute, elegant force, exploring the many social, economic and political ideologies that shape our relationship to both past and present. In A Roof Upended (2007), a project the artist undertook in Bellevue, Wash., she recovered sections of asphalt shingle from a derelict ranch-style house and reconstructed the roof tilted on end, supported by columns of stacked cans of beans filled with concrete. Here, the artist explored the tension between development and community, while contemplating the displacement of people and their histories.

For more information: http://olgakoumoundouros.com/


March 19th – Ayomi Yoshida

Posted on March 14, 2014 by School of Art

Ayomi Yoshida is an artist who seeks to cross borders between art and design. Born to an illustrious Japanese family comprised of three generations of painters and print-makers, she challenged woodblock conventions by making installations that utilize prints, blocks and even wood chips. More recently she has embraced product design.

A graduate of Wako University in Tokyo, she has exhibited at venues including the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Nagoya City Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is now working on an installation to be held in March 2014 at the Yokohama Art Museum.

For more information: http://www.ayomi-yoshida.com/e/index.html


March 12th – John Divola

Posted on March 6, 2014 by School of Art

John Divola (born 1949, Los Angeles) is a contemporary visual artist. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Divola works in photography, describing himself as exploring the landscape by looking for the edge between the abstract and the specific.

Divola’s career spans four decades. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, he entered the MFA program at the University of California Los Angeles. There, under the tutelage of Robert Heineken, Divola began to develop his own unique photographic practice, one that merges photography, painting, and conceptual art.

He has held residencies at many institutions including California Institute of the Arts. He has held the position of Professor in the art department at University of California Riverside since 1988. His work has been featured in many solo exhibitions across United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. He participated in 1978, 1989, 2000 the Museum of Modern Art group exhibitions and in 1981 Whitney Biennial. Divola received many awards as Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1973, 1976, 1979, 1990 and a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1986. He published four books: Continuity, Isolated Houses, Dogs Chasing My Car In The Desert, and Three Acts.

For more information: http://www.divola.com/


March 5th – Jennifer Pastor

Posted on February 20, 2014 by School of Art

In her practice, Pastor has long explored a dialogue with one’s surroundings that implicates and entangles the observer and observed, as well as structures where the built and enacted environment confound notions of bodies in space. Endless Arena grew out of a drawn exploration of the complex situational and temporal space of the fights, which include synchronized movements and shifting dominances of bodies and structures, the spectacle of crowds, chaos, and the mediation of numerous cameras projecting multiple view points on surrounding video screens. While researching for an earlier project, Dead Landscape (2007- 2009),a pattern of relationships evolved from observing the environment of extreme spectacle at the fights, and intimately looking at the hidden, overlooked situation of the drawings by combat artists. Pastor sought to synthesize and distill fragments of these observations, spaces, and visceral experiences into a sculptural work.

Jennifer Pastor has exhibited in major museums domestically and internationally including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humelback, Denmark; Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany; and FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Pastor participated in the 1996 Sao Paulo Biennial, the 1997 Whitney Biennial and the 2003 Venice Biennale, and is the recipient of the 1995 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. Her tripartite sculptureThe Perfect Ride (2003) will be shown at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam this spring.

For more information: http://www.regenprojects.com/artists/jennifer-pastor/#1


February 19th – Vincent Desiderio

Posted on February 13, 2014 by School of Art

Vincent Desiderio is an American realist painter. He is currently a senior critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the New York Academy of Art. Desiderio was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Desiderio received a BA in fine art and art history from Haverford College in 1977. He subsequently studied for one year at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy (1977-78), and for four years at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1979 and 1983. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited widely, most recently in solo exhibitions at the Marlborough Gallery in New York. He is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, two National Endowment for the Arts Grants, the Everson Museum of Art Purchase Prize, a Rome Grant from the Creative Artists Network and a Cresson Traveling Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1996, he became the first American artist to receive the International Contemporary Art Prize awarded by the Prince Ranier Foundation of the Principality of Monaco.

His works are included in the collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, the Denver Art Museum, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, Galerie Sammlung Ludwig in Aachen, Germany, the Greenville County Museum of Art in South Carolina and the Indiana University Museum of Art in Bloomington, Indiana.

For more information: http://www.marlboroughgallery.com/galleries/new-york/artists/vincent-desiderio