High-Five to Filmmakers [Special Screenings, Feb. 23-March 2]

The exhibition of recent work by Cauleen Smith entiteld "The Warplands" is featured in OC Weekly.

Art, Time, Memory and Passion: Musings from UCI’s Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Usually, whenever I come to UCI on a Saturday it’s awfully quiet and disconcerting. This wasn’t the case at the bustling 2016 MFA Exhibition, where masses of people herded around various artful displays. First up was the University Art Gallery for Mona...

Kerry’s H.M. Uses Two Projectors to Simulate Amnesia

Kerry Tribe’s H.M. is the latest exhibit occupying the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery (CAC), located in UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Curated by Juli Carson, the CAC gallery held an opening reception for Tribe’s works on Saturday, Jan. 9th...

Lifetime Achievement Award for Rudy Perez

Rudy Perez is considered by many to be the inventor of Experimental Dance and along with his solo work with the Judson Church Theater in New York City in the 1960s, to have helped launch the postmodern era. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1929, Perez is...

At 85, choreographer Rudy Perez is still inspired by the rhythms of everyday life

Choreographer Rudy Perez may be 85 and legally blind, but when he strolls along the sidewalks near Hollywood and Vine on a recent afternoon, his vision is crystal clear. Gripping his cane, the pioneer of 1960s postmodern dance takes slow, deliberate...

Essential Moves

For his first New York City performance, Bronx-born Rudy Perez presented a program of dance solos. It was the mid-1960s, and the venue was one of those “alternative” spaces that sat about 50. As he began the concert, Perez says that he noticed there...

UC Irvine exhibit captures a significant, homegrown period in art history

n November 1971, a young UC Irvine art graduate student, Chris Burden, had himself shot in the arm with a .22 rifle in the performance piece, "Shoot." The shot heard around the art world took place at F Space Gallery in Santa Ana. Though shocking by...

The Roots of Radical Art at University of California, Irvine

Created in 1965, in politically conservative Orange County, the University of California, Irvine's art department rapidly became a daunting force in the advancement of radical performance and conceptual art. This department's early teaching model include

Datebook: Weimar-era art, photos after the bomb, a show about Irvine's radicals

A new show at UC Irvine explores the radical artists who came out of the university's art program in the early 1970s. Seen here: a young Chris Burden and Charles Christopher Hill in the early 1970s. (Paula Sweet / Claire Trevor School of the Arts)

UC Irvine to Launch Digital Filmmaking Minor

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is launching a new Minor in Digital Filmmaking. The Department of Art is accepting applications for the first classes which commence Fall Quarter 2015. The new program...

Exhibition Celebrates Undergrad Art

In search of the present, one hovers in the chasm between two negations: the past and the future.” As visitors of the 11th Annual Guest Juried Undergraduate Exhibition Opening entered the University Art Gallery (UAG) on Saturday, April 4, these are...

Airport gives hidden art treasures a higher profile

UCI's Special Collections and Archives 1960s photographic books by Ed Ruscha, "Twentysix Gasoline Stations" and "Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles", are featured in the new university collaboration exhibition at John Wayne Airport.

Joe Lewis: Fashion Moda

Professor of Art, Joe Lewis is featured in an article written by Miss Rosen which explores the mission and lifecycle of Fashion Moda, an art space in heart of the South Bronx which operated from 1978-1993.

Boston crafts school hosts talk about African Americans and craft on January 13

On Tuesday January 13, 2015, Boston's renowned North Bennet Street School presents "Making it in America: African Americans and Craft," a talk by Lowery Stokes Sims, chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and an expert on...

Best Schools by Salary Potential for Art Majors (Full List)

University of California Irvine's Claire Trevor School fo the Arts was named #7 on the list of 2014-15 Payscale College Salary Report out of 79 colleges and universities. View the article and list.

On Abstraction, Ed Moses and the Need to Explain

When abstract painting first came into being around a century ago, the traumatic struggle of overcoming 500 years of figuration set the prevailing defensive tone shared by its "inventors." Russian Cubo-Futurist painter Kazimir Malevich felt compelled...

SPOTLIGHT: Orange County, CA

Orange County’s contemporary arts legacy begins in the 1960s when the University of California at Irvine’s art department attracted rebellious artists who taught there, staff who ran the place, and eager students who created wildly conceptual pieces...

The Explorer

Ed Moses, at 88, refuses to be tied down to any style or concept, rejects the idea of “the artist,” and creates by embracing the happy accident. The small house in Venice, Calif., where Ed Moses lives is filled with his new paintings, spare diagonal...