Art News

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Announces the 2022-23 Claire Trevor Society Scholars

  UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is pleased to announce the next cohort of Claire Trevor Society Scholarships recipients for the 2022-23 academic year. Each year the Society awards six merit-based scholarships to exceptional students majoring in the Departments of Art, Dance,...

Uncovering Hidden Spaces at UCI’s Open Studios

Seeing the works by the University of California, Irvine’s MFA students, many of which use leftover material site-specific to the campus, lead me to wonder if they also constitute a kind of leftover material of time.

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Names Thirteen New Medici Circle Scholars

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is pleased to announce the 2022 Medici Circle Scholars. Thirteen awards were given to both undergraduate and graduate students offering an opportunity to take their education beyond the classroom and collaborate with academics and artists in the community...

The art of inquiry

While much of the attention on research at UCI is directed at the sciences, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts has also generated research, although to much less notice. Jesse Colin Jackson is on a mission to change that.

CTSA has a record-breaking Giving Day!

On May 18, 2022, the UCI community held its annual online Giving Day, and the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) had its most successful Giving Day to date, raising more than $60,000 from more than 150 gifts. Funds raised on went directly to the Departments of Art, Dance, Drama, and Music...

Catalyst for Innovation

Art students get creative outside gallery walls By Christine Byrd After more than a year away from campus due to the pandemic, Claire Trevor School of the Arts students were thrilled to get back into studios and in-person classes in fall 2021. For the five student leaders of the Catalyst...

Trailblazing Artist Ulysses Jenkins is being recognized for his critical work in video art

Groundbreaking video and performance artist. video and digital artist, Professor Ulysses Jenkins, presented the first major retrospective Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation Feb. 5 - May 15, 2022, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Below includes some of the various press and...

Tiffany López is named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Visionary arts and diversity leader comes from Arizona State University Tiffany López, Ph.D., visionary artist and administrator and proven champion for diversity and inclusion, has been named dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine, following a...

UCI M.F.A. Thesis Exhibitions 2022 head to the UAG

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Part I The Department of Art at the University of California, Irvine, is pleased to present the solo exhibitions of M.F.A. candidates Hiroshi Clark, Doris Rivera, and Gosia Wojas. This is the first round of 2022 M.F.A. thesis exhibitions. Please join us for the opening...

UCI’s Bruce Yonemoto is named a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow

Professor of art is among 180 recipients of the renowned award Bruce Yonemoto, a video and digital media installation artist, educator, writer, curator, and professor of art at the University of California, Irvine, has been awarded a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship. He joins 179 other American and...

Forging a Common Bond

Three UCI M.F.A. artists from 1969-71 reconvene in an Armory exhibition in Pasadena. By Richard Chang In 1969, three young women entered the newly formed M.F.A. program at UCI not really knowing what to expect. They were all divorcees with children. Each was doing a kind of art that was...

A Year in Review: Eleanor Yu on Memory, the Pandemic, and Creative Suffering

  Support UCI Giving Day By Mia Hammett Art and Film and Media Studies double major Eleanor Yu is a third-year student with all the cool, calm, and collectedness of a seasoned artist. She’s driven to create by an equally acute attention and appreciation for the subtleties of modern...

A Haunting Film at UC Irvine is Not for the Faint of Heart

The immersive film Malka Germania (“Queen Germania” in Hebrew) references our personal and collective trauma about war and subjugation and artfully turns that trauma into manna. The 40-minute three-channel video is created by Israeli native Yael Bartana.

Los Angeles exhibit features work of video art pioneer Ulysses Jenkins

PBS Newshour (CANVAS Arts), March 18, 2022 (Video) Ulysses Jenkins is considered a pioneer in the world of video art, which emerged as artists in the 1960s and '70s began using lighter and more affordable video cameras to create work and tell stories. One of the first Black artists in the field...

Art from displacement and loss

(excerpt from the Los Angeles Times) Born a refugee, Jenny Yurshansky (UCI, M.F.A. '10) creates works about migration and inherited trauma. By Deborah Vankin When Jenny Yurshansky’s parents fled Soviet-era Moldova in 1978, they could take only a handful of items with them— what...

Steven Lam (Art M.F.A. '04) Named New School of Art Dean at CalArts

An experienced curator with a strong track record of higher education leadership, Steven Lam will join CalArts as its next dean of the School of Art. He’ll hold the Jill and Peter Kraus Distinguished Chair in Art, and is scheduled to begin July 15, 2022.

Ulysses Jenkins, a Daring Video Artist, Expanded Ideas of Blackness

Excerpt from Hyperallergic online. Feature by Allison Conner LOS ANGELES — “You’re just a mass of images you’ve gotten to know / From years and years of TV shows / The hurting thing, the hidden pain / Was written and bitten into your veins,” chants artist Ulysses Jenkins in his 1978 video...

Video Artist and Professor Ulysses Jenkins Finally Gets His Moment

By Richard Chang There are some talented people who create thought-provoking works all their lives, flying just below the radar and occasionally popping up for a moment in the spotlight. Ulysses Jenkins is one of those people. Jenkins is a professor of art, focusing on video, digital and...