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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...

A broad canvas for friendship

UCI Art alumna Nancy Buchanan and Barbara T. Smith reflect on camaraderie, show with a late colleague at the Armory for the Los Angeles Times.

12 Must-See U.S. Art Museum Shows in 2022

Excerpt from Artnet News, January 13, 2022: 12 Must-See U.S. Art Museum Shows in 2022, From Philip Guston’s Scandal-Stalked Survey to Faith Ringgold’s Big New York Moment Plus, a full-scale Cézanne survey for a new generation, and Ulysses Jenkins gets the retrospective treatment in L.A....

The UAG hosts the American premiere of Yael Bartana’s "Malka Germania"

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT *This article was updated on Jan. 4, 2022 to reflect the new opening date of Jan. 29, and on Jan. 27 to add the new closing date of April 8, 2022. IRVINE, Calif. – The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to host the American...

TOP TEN: Sky Hopinka’s highlights of 2021

#10 ULYSSES JENKINS (ICA PHILADELPHIA; CURATED BY MEG ONLI AND ERIN CHRISTOVALE) The work of Ulysses Jenkins was a revelation. Across the videos and performances featured in this career retrospective—among them Two-Zone Transfer, 1979, and Inconsequential Doggerel, 1981—one found a...

Conflict Into Poetry, Disorientation Into Art: Revolution Everywhere and The Messiah Triangle at UCI

Liz Goldner reviews the two current University Art Gallery shows, "Revolution Everywhere" and "The Messiah Triangle" expressing how they delve into the disorientation, sense of impending doom and ultimately hope in the Middle East and beyond.

UCI Art Professor Hosts International Symposium Focused on Industrial Crafts Research

The Industrial Crafts Research Network (ICRN), co-directed by Department of Art Professor Simon Penny and Professor Tom Fisher (Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom), will host the inaugural symposium, Exhibiting Skill: Understanding, Documenting, and Communicating Skilled Practices of...

UCI Art Galleries Return to In-Person Shows with Three Remarkable Exhibitions

MEDIA ADVISORY UCI Art Galleries Return to In-Person Shows with Three Remarkable Exhibitions EVENT: The University Art Galleries (UAG) and Beall Center for Art + Technology at the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts return to in-person shows for the first time in 18 months, hosting three...

Take it From the Class of 2022: You Got This

By Lauren Knight, B.A. ’21  There are four classes of students heading back to Claire Trevor School of the Arts this fall, but only one class has spent a full year on campus. It’s crazy to think that half of our CTSA community has never stepped foot on campus before Welcome Week! We know...

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts to Launch Distinguished Artist Speaker Series

The series launches with renowned professionals in both entertainment and art Irvine, Calif., Sept. 29, 2021 – UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), a national arts research and education leader, will launch an inaugural Distinguished Artist Speaker Series in October 2021 as part of the...

Revolution Everywhere: Thresholds of Resistance

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif., Sept. 28, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to present Revolution Everywhere: Thresholds of Resistance. The exhibition features 3 large-scale installations by Panos Aprahamian, Heather M. O’Brien, and...

The UAG to host Heather M. O'Brien's book launch

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif., Sept. 29, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) will host the book launch for Heather M. O'Brien's photographic installation and artist book, like the delayed rays of a star. The launch will coincide with the opening...

UAG presents The Messiah Triangle by artist Michael Moshe Dahan

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif., Sept. 28, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to present as part of their Critical Aesthetic Series, an experimental film project, The Messiah Triangle, by Michael Moshe Dahan. Judaism, Christianity, Islam...

Meet Antoinette LaFarge: Co-Founder of UCI’s Electronic Art & Design Program

In celebration of Antoinette LaFarge's new book, Sting in the Tale, Irvine Community News & Views wrote a feature about her and the many contributions she has made to UCI's Department of Art. Read more about LaFage here. Attend LaFarge's upcoming talk through UCI Illuminations on Tuesday...

Emerging Brighter

UCI student artists discovered and honed new skills in 2021 By Christine Byrd When UCI moved operations online a year and a half ago, everyone gained new skills: creating an at-home studio, mastering Zoom meetings and troubleshooting technology. But as artists struggled to keep their creative...

Ulysses Jenkins retrospective opens in Philadelphia on Sept. 17

Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation is the first major retrospective on the work of groundbreaking video/performance artist Ulysses Jenkins, on view at ICA this fall, September 17–December 30, 2021. The exhibition is co-curated by Meg Onli, ICA Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator and...

Prof. Monica Majoli wins a prestigious Hammer Museum award

Excerpt from the Los Angeles Times by Deborah Vankin July 15, 2021 "The Hammer Museum announced Thursday that L.A. artist Kandis Williams, co-founder of Cassandra Press and a visiting faculty member at the California Institute of the Arts, will receive the museum’s $100,000 Mohn Award for...

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Names Ten New Medici Scholars

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) is pleased to announce the 2021 Medici Circle Scholars. Ten 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 our community and...