Shauna Toh Wins Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Shauna Toh (BA 2016) is a recipient of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Designated by the Dean and Associate Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, this award recognizes outstanding work in faculty-mentored research and/or creative activity. One faculty...

Drama Professor Receives Top Billing

Drama Professor Receives Top Billing May 5, 2016 In 1965, Robert Cohen, a young dramatist intent on gaining a tenured professorship, faced a choice between offers from UC Berkeley or the fledgling UC Irvine, sprouting amid cow pastures and orange groves. He chose the latter. “It was close...

Daniel Joseph Martinez Offers a Front-Row Seat to a Famous Artistic Murder - Starring Himself

April 23, 2016 Walk into Roberts & Tilton gallery in Culver City and you will stumble into a murder scene. A man lies dead in a bathtub. His wild-eyed assailant stands behind him, knife in hand, ready to strike again in case the deed is not done. Another figure reaches toward the...

Kojiro Umezaki and the Silk Road Ensemble Release New Album with Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble recently released the new album, Sing Me Home. Associate Professor of Music Kojiro Umezaki is a member of the Silk Road Ensemble and contributed to this album. Sing Me Home is a companion album, developed and recorded for the documentary, The Music of Strangers:...

Joe Lewis has a New Installation at The Phatory

Professor of Art Joe Lewis has a new installation at The Phatory in New York. The installation entitled Mutant Monkey Business will be on view starting May 1 – May 22, 2016. LINK.

Things are looking up for Orange County's Trio Céleste

A good thing to know about Trio Céleste, though not absolutely necessary, is how to pronounce the name. “I don’t even know how to correctly pronounce it, there you go,” the group’s cellist Ross Gasworth quips. The other two members, pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks and violinist Iryna Krechkovsky,...

Monica Majoli Featured in Mousse Magazine

Professor of Art Monica Majoli was featured in the April 2016 issue of Mousse Magazine. LINK.

Connie Samaras has Two Exhibitions at UC San Diego

UC Irvine Professor of Art Connie Samaras currently has two exhibitions running at UC San Diego. The exhibitions are titled, Connie Samaras: Speculative Landscapes, and feature Samaras’ photography and video from the series Edge of Twilight, V.A.L.I.S, and After the American Century...

Ulysses Jenkins in ‘BACKSTORY’ in Art in America Magazine

Professor of Art Ulysses Jenkins is in BACKSTORY by Kerry James Marshall. The article describes his time at Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County with fellow artists Ulysses Jenkins, Greg Pitts, and Ronnie Nichols. BACKSTORY by Kerry James Marshall

David Golbeck cast in ‘The Big Meal’

David Golbeck (BA 1981) was cast in The Big Meal at the Chance Theater in Anaheim, California. The show runs April 21, 2016 – May 22, 2016. LINK.

For a New ‘Rainbow,’ Donald McKayle Is Still Explaining

The most ferocious sound in the room at the David H. Koch Theater was coming from an 85-year-old man in a wheelchair. But the years melted away as that man — Donald McKayle, the modern dance and Broadway choreographer known for exploring African-American themes in his work — watched a recent...

Amy Bauer Presented at the Intercultural Music Conference 2016

Associate Professor of Music Amy Bauer gave the paper "Marginal no more: cross-cultural appropriation and reception in New Music" at the Intercultural Music Conference 2016 at the University of California, San Diego. LINK.  

Sepideh Moafi Booked a Role in Notorious

Sepideh Moafi (MFA 2013) has booked a series regular role opposite Daniel Sunjata and Piper Perabo in ABC’s drama pilot Notorious. LINK.

Kojiro Umezaki performed at TED 2016

Associate Professor of Music Kojiro Umezaki performed with the Silk Road Ensemble and Rhiannon Giddens at the main TED Conference (TED 2016) in Vancouver, Canada. Kojiro has been with the Silk Road Ensemble for fifteen years. LINK - Silk Road Ensemble LINK - Rhiannon Giddens  

Brett Doar featured in UCI Magazine

For M.F.A. grad Brett Doar, who builds large-scale Rube Goldberg machines, one success has led to another. If Hasbro ever invents a million-dollar version of the game Mouse Trap, it might look like one of Brett Doar’s madcap contraptions. The 2009 M.F.A. grad is gaining fame for his elaborate...

Shining Stars Dance Program Providing Dance Classes to Underserved Communities

Shining Stars Dance Program achieved a goal of providing free dance classes to 58 children from ages 5-12 from underserved communities in Orange County.  The brainchild of this program, Irishia Hubbard (BFA 2016), partnered with Nicole Rivor (MFA 2015) and together they co-directed this...

Irishia Hubbard is the inaugural recipient of the Donald McKayle Scholarship

Donald McKayle, a legendary choreographer and UC Irvine Emeritus Professor, has generously provided a scholarship for UCI Dance majors. Reflecting the extraordinary creative talent and character that Donald McKayle has brought to modern dance in the USA, The Donald McKayle Scholarship seeks...

Sheldon Chau Interviewed by Filmmaker Magazine

Sheldon Chau (BA 2010) was interviewed by Filmmaker Magazine on his Sundance Short, Jungle. LINK.