Professor Kevin Appel Named Fellow in Inaugural Clyfford Still Museum Institute Program

Honoring a Legacy of Innovation in Painting and Architecture The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine is pleased to share that Professor Kevin Appel, chair of the Department of Art and executive director of University Art Galleries, has been selected as a fellow in the inaugural cohort...

The Page is a Stage

Alumna Julia Cost publishes an illustrated children’s book that drew upon her UCI dance education Julia Cost (M.F.A. in Dance, '11) said there are parallels between her UCI studies and the picture book she just published, The Girl and the Boat. “The book is wordless,” said Cost, raised and...

Stringing it Together

Dennis Kim on Fusing the Old and the New  By Chiara Guastella An extensive musical education and career could not make Assistant Professor Dennis Kim any prouder to be part of the UCI Music faculty. Kim will take the stage at Winifred Smith Hall for the sixth and final performance of the...

Professor Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Art Beyond Boundaries

By Mia Hammett Professor Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an accomplished multi-media artist, writer and newly appointed assistant professor of art whose interdisciplinary work runs the gamut of subject, medium and materiality. Huffman’s art draws on personal and collective histories, the aesthetic...

“Turning” a New Page

Andreas Mitisek's innovative approach to opera takes center stage at UCI with Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw, promising a hauntingly immersive experience that pushes the boundaries of traditional opera By Chiara Guastella Andreas Mitisek, renowned for his work as the former director...

Getty PST exhibition centering complex systems to open at UC Irvine’s Beall Center for Art + Technology this August

Image credit: Laura Splan, Baroque Bodies (Sway), 2024. work in progress still from interactive audiovisual installation including data-driven sound and 3D models with AI-generated imagery. Image courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by the Beall Center for Art + Technology’s Black Box Projects...

UC Irvine’s Department of Drama presents “The Brothers Paranormal”

Prince Gomolvilas’ ghost-hunting play explores the intersection of genre, race and displacement  Irvine, Calif., April 18, 2024 — UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents The Brothers Paranormal, a story about two Thai American brothers who set out to launch...

Department of Art presents the M.F.A. Thesis Exhibitions 2024

The UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Art proudly announces the opening of the 2024 M.F.A. thesis exhibitions, showcasing the culmination of three years of intensive study and creative exploration by its graduate candidates. Under the guidance of a globally acclaimed...

Celebrating Diversity in the Arts

Johanna Sophia Romo honored at the Latino Excellence Awards Dinner The Claire Trevor School of the Arts is pleased to announce that M.F.A. student Johanna Sophia Romo received the Graduate Student Excellence Award at the Latino Excellence and Achievement Awards Dinner (LEAD). The LEAD is...

Risk vs. Reward

Third-year dance major Anisa Johnson says their love of the craft makes all the risks worth it By Greg Hardesty When they were 4 years old, Anisa Johnson started taking dance classes because their parents thought they lacked coordination. Today, they are a 20-year-old dancing dynamo who...

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...

Doubling Down

CTSA students embrace risk as they pursue careers in arts and other fields By Christine Byrd Living the artist’s life requires embracing risk. Unlike medicine or business, there is no clear-cut pathway to a successful and stable career in the arts. But in the quest to create art by taking...

ICIT Turns 15

A weekend to remember On March 8-9, 2024, the Department of Music celebrated the 15th anniversary of its graduate program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) with a weekend-long series of events. These events included experimental music and innovative musical research...

The Encounter That Put the Pianist Kelly Moran on an Unexpected Path

The Encounter That Put the Pianist Kelly Moran on an Unexpected Path The 36-year-old musician helped introduce the prepared piano to fresh audiences. Amid personal upheaval, she abandoned it and found a new voice. By Grayson Haver Currin | March 27, 2024 | The New York Times EXCERPT...

A Second Act for Ballet in Iran?

A Second Act for Ballet in Iran? A new work, “The White Feather” is inspired by the history of the Iranian National Ballet, which went dark during the Islamic Revolution and was never revived. By Brian Seibert | March 25, 2024 | The New York Times (subscription required) EXCERPT...

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...

Launching into the Arts

Drama's annual Santley Showcase is a springboard for UCI actors By Christine Byrd The Claire Trevor School of  the Arts’ annual Santley Showcase puts the work of graduating actors in front of countless casting directors, agents and managers who hold the potential to make an aspiring star...

Irvine stroke patients perform with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Joined by students and faculty from the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, musicians from the famed London-based orchestra led patients at the UCI Health SeniorHealth Center through interactive workshops designed to speed up recovery and naturally...