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MFA Exhibitions OnlineCatalog cover for MFA exhibition at MCASD

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website devoted to our graduating MFA students.

This site uses materials gathered for the MFA exhibition originally scheduled for this Spring at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. The exhibition, titled History of the Present, has been postponed. On the site, you can view a PDF of the catalog, read the essay by PhD candidates Tiffany Beres and Alexanndra Nicholls, and view works by each artist in the 2020 MFA class.

The site will be updated periodically as MFA students progress on their thesis projects, so we hope you'll check back throughout the quarter. Please have a look and join us in celebrating our MFA class of 2020!

Brett SchultzPhoto of Brett Schultz, link to event page

Remote Guest Lecture

April 8, 2020, 6 p.m.
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Brett W. Schultz is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the gallery Yautepec in Mexico City as well as Creative Director of Material Art Fair, also in Mexico City. His projects have appeared across a wide variety of international publications, including Artforum, Frieze, Art Review, BOMB, Art+Auction, L’Officiel Art, Flash Art, The Paris Review and the New York Times, among others. He lives and works in Mexico City.

Todd GrayPhoto of Todd Gray, link to event page

Remote Guest Lecture

April 22, 2020, 6 p.m.
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Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray re-frames and re-contextualizes images from his personal archive that spans over forty years of his career as a photographer, sculptor and performance artist. Gray describes himself as an artist and activist who primarily focuses on issues of race, class, gender and colonialism.

Daniela Lieja QuintanarPhoto of Daniela Lieja Quintanar, link to event page

Remote Guest Lecture

April 29, 2020, 6 p.m.
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Daniela Lieja Quintanar is LACE curator since 2016. She works between Los Angeles and Mexico, emphasizing contemporary art and curatorial practices that explore the politics and social issues of everyday life.  She is part of the curatorial team of MexiCali Biennial 2018-19, and was recently awarded the Warhol Foundation Curatorial Research Fellowship.

Third World ManagerThumbnail link to event page

Angelo Madson & Mateus Guzzo in Conversation

April 30, 2020, 5 p.m.
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Third World Manager is a creative nonfiction film, by MFA candidate Mateus Guzzo, that considers the emerging entrepreneurial culture in Brazil through the story of Angelo Madson, a community organizer in Belém do Pará who coordinates a web-based radio station called Idade Mídia - Comunicação para Cidadania.

10th Annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awardsphoto of Adam D. Kamil

Online Exhibition: May 11-23, 2020

Awards Ceremony: May 15, 2020, 6 p.m.
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Submissions will be viewable at the Kamil Gallery Online. The winners will be announced on May 15th in a virtual ceremony, streamed on YouTube.

Jennifer BolandePhoto of billboard artworks alongside road.

Remote Guest Lecture

May 20, 2020, 6 p.m.
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Jennifer Bolande emerged as an artist in the late 1970s, working in dance, choreography and drawing. In the early 1980s, she advanced the ideas and strategies proposed by the Pictures Generation Movement, taking her place among those artists who have helped to redefine photography.

Senior Studio ExhibitionKamil Gallery Sign

Online Exhibition: May 25-31, 2020

Works by twenty-one Studio Majors and Minors will be on view in the Kamil Gallery Online: Brandon Brown, Diana Che, James Y Chen, William Deeley, Catherine Eng, Laura Esbensen, Jenniferlove Icasiano, Michael Kalisz, Anne Ke, Jenny Kiss, Hope Koyama, Heon-Min Lee, Erika Melendez, Caren Molina, Tula Oliver, Xiaoyu Ren, Lucie Samarkova, Kelsey Trevino, Dylan Wilde, Megan Winegar, and Yan Yu.

Steffanie LingScreen grab image of Steffanie Ling via Zoom

Remote Guest Lecture

May 27, 2020, 6 p.m.
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Steffanie Ling works between Vancouver (unceded territories) and Toronto (Tkaronto) where she is currently Artistic Director of Images Festival. Her books are NASCAR (Blank Cheque, 2016) and CUTS OF THIN MEAT (Spare Room, 2015). 

Studio Honors ExhibitionKamil Gallery Sign

Online Exhibition: June 1-8, 2020

The Studio Honors sequence is intended to refine and expand the student’s work and to build on conceptual and formal issues with the intention of giving the student a strong technical, critical, and theoretical base. Studio Honors students are highly motivated and driven to independently explore and complete their creative projects in a communal studio setting.

Keith MayersonPainting by Keith Mayerson of the artist in front of another painting, link to event page

Remote Guest Lecture

June 3, 2020, 6 p.m.
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Keith Mayerson's exhibitions are often installations of images that create larger narratives. The works stand on their own for form and content, but like a prose poem of images on walls, experienced in context the images as a series, the viewer creates the ultimate meaning for the installations.

Electronic Distancing: 12 volts apartimage link for Electronic Distancing

VIS 147B class exhibition at the Calzona Museum

June 4, 2020, 3:30 p.m.
Streamed Gallery Walk-Through:

VIS 147B is a course titled "Electronic Technologies for Art II," which teaches the design of programmable microcontroller systems for creating artworks that are able to respond to complex sets of input conditions, perform algorithmic and procedural processing, and generate real time output. Professor Brett Stalbaum invites you to a virtual gallery walk-through, as the students share their projects in depth.


ICAM & Speculative Design Senior ExhibitionKamil Gallery Sign

Online Exhibition: June 9-15, 2020

A final group exhibition from the graduating Seniors of Interdisciplinary Computing & the Arts and Speculative Design.

ICAM Project Presentations: June 9, 2-5 p.m.
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Speculative Design Project Presentations: June 9, 5-8 p.m.
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Field Journal #15Field Journal logo

Founded by Professor Grant Kester

The issue consists of a series of essays, interviews and other documents generated in response to the exhibition Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas, curated by PhD alum Bill Kelley, Jr.