Art News

Nature's Projection: Jesse Colin Jackson’s New Exhibition Brings the Arts Outdoors

Associate Dean Jackson’s "Plein-Air en Plein Air" for Langson IMCA unveils historical California landscapes in outdoor exhibition at UCI “Plein-Air en Plein Air,” a play on words meaning "outdoors in the outdoors," allows us to experience historical California landscapes in their intended...

In Memoriam: Yong Soon Min (1953-2024)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of artist, curator, and professor Yong Soon Min. Through her multidisciplinary practice, Min investigated the ongoing Korean War, colonialism, intersections of memory and history, and diasporic identity. She was an innovator in the field of...

Historic Laguna Beach Building That Was Once a Millionaire’s Private Art Museum Has Transformed Into a Public Arts Center

Tony DeLap: A founding faculty member at UC Irvine and its esteemed art department, DeLap’s work resides in the permanent collections of museums such as the Tate Modern in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Guggenheim Museum...

Celebrating Black Artists

UCI’s African American faculty members have made creative contributions to culture in dance, drama, art and music With its roots dating to the 1910s, Black History Month was first officially recognized by the U.S. government in 1976 to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to this...

UCI names three CTSA Newkirk Fellows for 2024

CTSA scholars emerge as Newkirk Fellows, amplifying impact on science and society The University of California, Irvine (UCI) named the Newkirk Fellows for the 2024 academic year. Three Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) faculty members have been selected, including Annie Loui, professor of...

UAG presents 'On the Passage of a Few People through a Rather Brief Period of Time'

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calf., Sept. 29, 2023 – The University of California, Irvine’s Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Gallery is pleased to host On the Passage of a Few People through a Rather Brief Period of Time by Juli Carson Featured artists include Mary Kelly, Sharon Hayes, Every...

L.A. artist Alexis Smith, a pioneer of art fusing image and text, dies at 74

Los Angeles Times | January 3, 2024 | by Barbara Isenberg (Excerpts) Alexis Smith, the clever, much-exhibited Southern California conceptual artist who winningly combined found images and smart phrases since the 1970s, died Tuesday morning at home in Los Angeles, according to her studio...

Intersection of Art and Education

In November, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts collaborated with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to present "Creative Wayfinding: Teaching Artist Panel." The event illuminated new pathways for CTSA students in their creative journeys. Dean Tiffany López expressed, "The night was more than a...

Recent news and exhibitions for art faculty at UCI

The faculty of the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Art is comprised of significant professional artists and curators. Their current exhibitions and research pursuits showcase their dynamic and influential contributions to contemporary art. Please refer to the shortlist below for...

Coleman Collins: Artist, Writer, Educator

By Mia Hammett In July, the Department of Art welcomed new Assistant Professor Coleman Collins to the faculty. As an artist, writer and educator, Collins specializes in multiplicities of meaning. His work takes advantage of both visual and tactile materials to interrogate the combined elements...

Change Agent: The Art of Daniel Joseph Martinez

By Michael Ned Holte | Artforum, December 2023 IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD, the Million Dollar Theatre was the crown jewel among the grand movie palaces lining Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Its ornate exterior, designed in the elaborate Spanish churrigueresque style, abounded with carved...

More than Just a Phase

L.A. Gallery Helps UCI Art Students and Alumni By Richard Chang According to the American Heritage Dictionary, a phase is a temporary manner, attitude or pattern of behavior. But a temporary art space in Los Angeles founded by a UC Irvine M.F.A. graduate seems to have left a lasting impact...

UAG presents 'Think of it as Money!' a solo exhibition by visual artist Adrià Julià

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calf., Sept. 29, 2023 – The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to host Think of it as Money!, a solo project by Adrià Julià. The exhibition will be on view in the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, with an opening reception...

UAG presents 'Affective Resistance' featuring eight artists focused on complex histories of oppression

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calf., Sept. 29, 2023 – The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to host Affective Resistance, curated by Liz Glynn and Alberto Lule. Featured artists include rafa esparza, Tarik Garrett, Pélagie Gbaguidi, donna Kukama,...

Change Agent: Leading the Way

Third-year M.F.A. artist teams up with professor for ‘Affective Resistance’ exhibition By Greg Hardesty Alberto “Berto” Lule stripped down to his boxer shorts and lay on his back on a sheet of clear plexiglass. He slowly moved into different positions in which he’d been arrested or...

Creative Wayfinding

Roadmaps in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts guide students to artistic success By Christine Byrd When emerging artists come to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, they encounter more than an art school. Students find themselves at a top-10 public research university nestled in Orange...

Professor Simon Penny to give a talk at the University of Vienna

Professor Simon Penny, an accomplished artist and theorist, is scheduled to deliver a lecture titled “Skill: Know-how, artisanal practices, and ‘higher’ cognition” at the University of Vienna. The event is a collaboration with The Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) and...

UCI Faculty and Alum Receive California Arts Council (CAC) Artist Fellowships

Arts Orange County (ArtsOC) recently announced the California Arts Council (CAC) grants which awarded $840,000 in Individual Artist Fellowships to 58 talented artists in Southern California. These distinguished grants are designed to recognize, uplift and honor California artists practicing diverse...