Faculty 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...

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...

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...

Grace on the Keys

Lorna Griffitt and her musical journey By Chiara Guastella Graciously talented and with an extensive background as a musician, Professor Lorna Griffitt strives to be a medium between the composer and the audience through her playing. Griffitt will take the stage at Winifred Smith Hall for the...

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...

Revolutionizing Musicianship

Professor Mari Kimura and the Fusion of Music and Technology By Chiara Guastella A pioneer in revolutionizing the music field through incorporating technology in her violin playing, Professor Mari Kimura is a composer, business owner and much more. Kimura will take the stage for the third...

Legacy in Motion

World-renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch is celebrated on his 80th year By Christine Byrd His body may not move the quite same way it once did, but Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch’s genius for turning music into dance remains as brilliant as ever as he approaches his 81st birthday...

Beyond the Keys

Yuliya Minina's Artistic Expression and Impact By Chiara Guastella On Friday, February 2, 2024, Dr. Yuliya Minina will take the stage at Winifred Smith Hall for the second performance in the Music Faculty Artist Series. Dr. Minina shared some of her experiences all across the world, her love...

Pioneering Persian Harmony

The Musical Legacy of Professor Hossein Omoumi By Chiara Guastella On Saturday, January 27, 2024, Maseeh Professor in Persian Performing Arts Persian Hossein Omoumi will perform at Winifred Smith Hall, opening the Music Faculty Artist Series for the year. We interviewed Professor Omoumi to...

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...

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Keith Fowler

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Keith Fowler from the UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama. On the evening of Dec. 30, 2023, we lost an esteemed educator and a visionary leader who left an indelible mark on the world of theatre; he was...

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...

Dance Major Journal Unveils Volume 11

The latest issue of Dance Major Journal unveils a rich tapestry of perspectives and insights   The eagerly awaited next edition of Dance Major Journal (DMJ) has officially launched online at dance.arts.uci.edu/dance-major-journal or directly at escholarship.org/uc/dmj. ...

Harmonizing Across the Emerald Isle

  In June 2023, Dr. Irene Messoloras, professor and director of choral activities in the Department of Music, orchestrated a remarkable trip for the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Chamber Singers. The premier ensemble spent a week in Ireland touring and performing as part of the...