Alumni In the News

UC Irvine Drama Alum Lilan Bowden on Playing Bex on Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack”

Lilan Bowden (BA 2006) plays Bex on Disney Channels "Andi Mack"

Faculty and Alumni Duo Excels on Rare All-Beethoven Program

John Schneiderman (guitar and terz guitar) and Hideki Yamaya (7-string guitar and guitar-in-D), provide us with a sumptuous recording on their period instruments (both originals and modern copies). 

From UCI to 'SNL'

Chris Kelly is the second Anteater alum to join NBC's celebrated sketch comedy show.

Recent MFA graduates in Los Angeles Exhibitions

Actual Size Los Angeles presented three consecutive exhibitions by the graduating artists in the MFA program at UC Irvine. Each week will featured two artists in conversation.

Links to exhibition images below.

JASON GOWANS & CHRISTINA TSUI  | June 10 - 13, 2017




Alumnus Ching Ching Wong Named one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch

Ching Ching Wong (BFA 2010) is named one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch for 2017.

Opening Reception for Heather Rasmussen & Tomory Dodge

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 3-6 PM

ACME. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles based artist Heather Rasmussen. Included in the show are recent photographs, sculptures, and video. Greatly influenced by Hans Breder, Ujj Zsuzsi and Rene Magritte in this new body of work, Rasmussen remade one of each of their pictures, in order to walk in their footsteps. From this recitation of surreal and visceral images, Rasmussen was able to develop new forms and methods in her studio for her current photographs and sculptures. Rasmussen relays through photographs and sculptures her interest in what it is to have a body as a woman and as a dancer, and what it is to live among a messy accumulation of things. She choreographs scenes using her own body, plaster casts of her legs and feet, oddly shaped vegetables, and collection of possessions that are loaded with personal and historical meaning. The objects shift between apparent states of movement...

L.A. Art Icons Remember Tina Turner, Lenny Bruce and Warhol's Cans

'Cool School' alumni Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston and Larry Bell gather to recall the city's art scene in the early 1960s.

Legends of the Early L.A. Art Scene to Hold Rare Reunion

Ahead of a talk featuring Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin and others — sponsored by The Broad Stage and Sotheby's Institute of Art — veterans of the Ferus Gallery recall the early days of the L.A. art scene and the new administration's possible threat to free speech.

Beth Lopes Directing ‘Atlas Pit’ at the Working Stage Theatre

Beth Lopes (MFA 2011) is directing Atlas Pit, a new play by Alex Burkart. The play runs from September 30 – October 23, 2016 at The Working Stage Theatre in Los Angeles. LINK.

The Collective to Open 2016-17 with ‘THE HAMLET PROJECT’ - Round VII

May 13, 2016

The Collective, a new Chicago Theatre Company, opens its 2016-17 season with its seventh installment of THE HAMLET PROJECT, directed by Riley McIlveen and Assistant Directed by Omer Abbas Salem. The Collective is dedicated to gender-, color-, and age-blind casting. The cast and crew members include UCI Drama Alumni Jesse Sharp (MFA), Vinny Tangherlini (BA 2015), Ryan Imhoff (MFA 2011) and Beth Lopes (MFA 2011). – Click to read article…