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Dewey CrumplerPhoto of artist in red framed glasses

Remote Guest Lecture

January 15, 2021
12:00 p.m. PST
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Dewey Crumpler is an Associate Professor of painting at San Francisco Art Institute. His current work examines issues of globalization/ cultural co-modification through the integration of digital imagery, video and traditional painting techniques.

Beatriz Cortezphoto of the artist in a large gallery with sculptures

Longenecker-Roth Artist In Residence Guest Lecture

January 22, 2021
12:00 p.m. PST
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Beatriz Cortez is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities and versions of modernity, memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of migration, and in relation to imagining possible futures.

Nicole Fleetwoodthumbnail photo of Nicole Fleetwood smiling

Remote Guest Lecture

February 12, 2021
12:00 p.m. PST
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Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood is a writer, curator, and professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is the author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (2020) and the curator of the exhibition of the same name, currently on view at MoMA PS1 through April 4, 2021.

Graduate Research ColloquiumPhoto of PhD Workshop for the exhibition Making Communities

PhD Program in Art History, Theory, and Criticism

February 26, 2021
1:30 - 5:00 p.m. PST
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February 27, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST
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Many PhD students are actively engaged in presenting their research to a wider world at conferences and symposia at other universities – but not their home institutions. The Graduate Research Colloquium is meant to overcome this atomization or privatization of intellectual work, in a forum where the excitement and energy of individual projects can become known inside the local community.

Graduate Open Studiosposter with hills and trees and cartoonish lettering

February 27, 2021
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. PST

To be posted at

This year's Open Studios will be entirely online, with virtual studios put together by the participating artists, along with a series of panel discussions, a screening program, and an online exhibition.



Chris E. Vargasphoto of the artist smiling in front of sign for Museum of Trans History & Art

Remote Guest Lecture

March 5, 2021
12:00 p.m. PST
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Chris E. Vargas is a video maker and interdisciplinary artist currently based in Bellingham, WA. His work deploys humor and performance in conjunction with mainstream idioms to explore the complex ways that queer and trans people negotiate spaces for themselves within historical and institutional memory and popular culture.

Watch a selection of Chris Vargas's films at the following link. This program will only be available leading up to his talk on March 5th!

Ellen Lupton & Josh HalsteadImage of book cover for Extra Bold against a pink background

Saturday Morning Pop-up Book Talk

Saturday, March 6, 2021

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. PST

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Please join the Speculative Design Majors for a Saturday Morning Pop-up Book Talk with Ellen Lupton and Josh Halstead, members of the design and author team that produced Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers.

Postcommoditydetail photo of plush pink cushion on decorated pink structure

Remote Guest Lecture

March 12, 2021
12:00 p.m. PST
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Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence.


Paul Mpagi SepuyaSepuya book cover

Published by Aperture

Paul Mpagi Sepuya presents the work of one of the most prominent, up-and-coming photographers working today. Sepuya (Associate Professor) primarily makes studio photographs of friends, artists, collaborators, and himself, inviting viewers to consider the construction of subjectivity.

Field Journal #16Field Journal logo

Founded & Edited by Professor Grant Kester

This issue includes contributions from Professor Ricardo Dominguez, and PhD alumni Noni Brynjolson and Paloma Checa-Gismero, among others.


The Grad Exhibitions site includes work from the Spring 2020 graduating MFA exhibition, as well as, MFA First Year Reviews, and special seminar projects.

MFA Exhibition


The Adam D. Kamil Gallery has moved online. This gallery is a site for undergraduate art shows and hosts the annual reception and exhibition for students that participate in the Adam D. Kamil Media Awards. Visual Arts majors and minors at the junior or senior level are eligible to submit a proposal to show in the Kamil Gallery for one week during the academic school year. Past online exhibitions remain viewable with the artists' permission.

Kamil Gallery