28 September - 12 October 2017
Opening Reception on Thursday 28 September // 5-8PM

I AM ERICA features 21 American and International artists from 7 MFA programs across Southern California and their artistic approach to recent developments in American politics. Through painting, sculpture, video, and performance, the artists attempt to better understand a culture they temporarily join during the course of their MFA.

Organized by UCLA Department of Art graduate students Adrian Abela, Shasha Dothan, and Amedeo Polazzo.


Anna Ayeroff (OTIS)
Lorenzo Baker (OTIS)
Jinseok Choi (CalArts)
Austyn de Lugo (OTIS)
Xovhi Mayberry-Gualke (OTIS)
Carolina Hicks (CalArts)
Lucy Holtsnider (UCSB)
Denae Howard (CalArts)
Robert Huerta (UCSB)
Alexandra Leon (CalArts)
Sarah Mendelsohn (UCSD)
Joaquin Palting (UCI)
Renée Lynn Reizman (UCI)
Maron Robinson (USC)
Kayla Mattes & Justin Seibert (UCSB)
Hande Sever (CalArts)
Assaf Shaham (USC)
Andrew M Sturm (UCSD)
Hannah Kim Varamini (CalArts)
Christopher Anthony Velasco (UCSB)
Haena Yoo (Art Center)

The following performance will begin at the New Wight Gallery entrance at 5:30pm, during the opening reception of I AM ERICA:

The Streets Have No Name For Us: Little Tremors (2017)
Renée Lynn Reizman (UCI)

At age 23, Renée Reizman was diagnosed with three separate chronic pain conditions. Ever since, she has seen a gynecological specialist at UCLA Medical Center, and has participated in the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain research study conducted through the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. On this walk through the university’s medical complexes, Renée invites others to trace the routes she takes to her appointments while ruminating on the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the architects of the GOP replacement, and her own experiences within the American healthcare system.

New Wight Gallery / UCLA, 1100 Broad Art Center, Los Angeles, California 90095
310 825 0557

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:30PM

Admission is free

Parking in Lot 3: $3/hour, Max $12/day

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