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Cannupa Hanska Lugerphoto of Cannupa Hanska Luger in art studio

Guest Lecture: Longenecker-Roth Artist in Residence

October 6, 2022
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. PDT
SME 149, Structural & Materials Engineering, UC San Diego

Cannupa Hanska Luger is a multidisciplinary artist and an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota and European descent). Through monumental installations and social collaboration, Luger activates speculative fiction and communicates stories about 21st Century Indigeneity, combining critical cultural analysis with dedication and respect for the diverse materials, environments, and communities he engages.

Cannupa Hanska Lugerphoto of Cannupa Hanska Luger in colorful costume

Open Studio: Longenecker-Roth Artist in Residence

October 14, 2022
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. PDT
Main Gallery, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

This endowment brings to the Visual Arts Department of UC San Diego artists of national and international stature who will inspire our students to broaden the scope, appeal, and range of art as well as incite exchange with the faculty, the campus community and local artists and audiences.

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Undergraduate Solo Exhibition

Reception: October 18, 1:00 p.m. 
October 18 - 20, 2022, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

Living between three countries, experiences, and cultures, I have found beauty within my own chaos. As a Dominican and Mexican Indigenous artist, I reflect on my ancestor's past, present, and future. In my collection Muerte Sagrada of paintings, sculptures, linocut prints, and photography I have focused on the topic of death and pain revolving around our life and our connection to it. We live our lives planning all the big events we wish to experience; birth, love, a fulfilling career, and the growth of our identity. But what about the horrors we ignore?  

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New MFA Student Presentations

October 20, 2022
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. PDT
SME 149, Structural & Materials Engineering, UC San Diego

Cuyler Ballenger • Maddie Butler • Coralys Carter • Nykelle DeVivo • Olivia Kayang • Moe Penders Ramos • John Singletary

Zachary Mcinnis Wailing Wallexhibition poster

Undergraduate Solo Exhibition

Reception: October 27, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
October 25 - 26, 2022, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

This work examines the axis of oppression, apartheid, and settler-colonialism that Palestinians face each day. The realities of occupation are found in the walls, in the faces of people who every day face new horrors. Each work is painted in the yellow of Jerusalem sandstone, to evoke the walls—the barriers Palestinians face in the fight for liberation.

Rayyane Tabetphoto of the artist leaning against a wall

Guest Lecture

November 1, 2022
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. PDT
SME 149, Structural & Materials Engineering, UC San Diego

Drawing from experience and self-directed research, Rayyane Tabet explores stories that offer an alternative understanding of major socio-political events through individual narratives. Informed by his training in architecture and sculpture, his work investigates paradoxes in the built environment and its history by way of installations, interventions and performances that reconstitute the perception of physical and temporal distance.

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Undergraduate Solo Exhibition

Reception: November 3, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
November 1 - 3, 2022, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

A journey through psychosis, indigenous practice, and western religion that explores the lines between reality and make believe, investigating the spaces that exist in between. Based on journal entries, dreams, and research, the work is inspired by first hand experience and reflection while connecting points of universal beliefs and the greater human experience.

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Undergraduate Solo Exhibition

Reception: November 11, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
November 8 - 11, 2022
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

The works display shocking and twisted themes of feminism, life in a patriarchal society, and the rage it stokes in women while still keeping an air of fantasy. The exhibition addresses trauma, pain, and the ability to be simultaneously broken and beautiful.


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Remote Guest Lecture

November 15, 2022
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. PST
YouTube Stream:

Tosh Basco was born in California and rose to prominence in the drag scene in San Francisco in the 2010s. Well known for her movement-based performances under the name boychild, Basco’s photography and drawing accompany the performance practice. Viewed as a whole, Basco’s work attempts to enfold language, becoming, and representation together in spaces where they are presumed to exist as discrete entities. She is co-founder of the collaborative entity Moved by the Motion with Wu Tsang.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre & Dance.

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VIS 106C Group Exhibition

Reception: November 16, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
November 15 - 17, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and by appointment through November 21
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

Recent work by Mara De Luca's 106C class. A studio course in painting emphasizing individual creative problems. Class projects, discussions, and critiques will focus on issues related to intention, subject matter, and context.

Shizu Saldamandophoto of the artist in her studio

Russell Lecture with MCASD

February 9, 2023

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. PST
Price Center Theatre, UC San Diego

This program is free for MCASD Members and UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students; $5 for other students and seniors; and $15 for non-members. UC San Diego ID is required for free entry.

Primarily concerned with portraiture, craft and drawing, Saldamando experiments with a broad range of surfaces and materials from wood panels to bed sheets. Her practice employs tattooing, video, painting and drawing on canvas, wood, paper, and cloth, and functions as celebration, and homage to peers and loved ones.

Recent Publications

Spatializing Justice: Building Blocksbook cover

By Professor Teddy Cruz & Fonna Forman

With these thirty short, manifesto-like texts—building blocks for a new kind of architecture—Spatializing Justice offers a practical handbook for confronting social and economic inequality and uneven urban growth in architectural and planning practice, urging practitioners to adopt approaches that range from redefining infrastructure to retrofitting McMansions.


Michael in Blackphoto of the book cover

By Associate Professor Nicole Miller

This first monograph on artist and filmmaker Nicole Miller focuses on a single sculpture by the artist: Michael in Black (2018). This book brings together a cohort of writers and other artists through newly commissioned texts and works for the page, as well as republished texts and images that exist as their own whole.


Field Journal #22Field Journal logo

Founded & Edited by Professor Grant Kester

We are living through a singular cultural moment in which the conventional relationship between art and the social world, and between artist and viewer, is being questioned and renegotiated. FIELD responds to the remarkable proliferation of new artistic practices devoted to forms of political, social and cultural transformation.

GRAD Exhibitions


This site includes documentation of solo thesis shows from graduating MFA students as well as First Year Reviews. Past exhibitions include the 2022 & 2021 Open Studios and the 2021 & 2020 graduating MFA exhibitions.

Kamil Gallery


The Adam D. Kamil Gallery is now also 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.