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Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts Exhibition (GLAMFA)

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The Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts (GLAMFA) Exhibition is a representation of the next wave of contemporary artists. The exhibition features the works of MFA and MA students from the greater Los Angeles area and is curated by CSULB’s School of Art graduate students. The opening receptions coincides with the School of Art MFA Open Studios. School of Art MFA Open Studios: January 29, 5-7pm.


Venue Information

The CSULB School of Art features a large, five gallery exhibition space devoted to showcasing student work. Exhibitions open on Sundays during the academic year and remain on display through the following Thursday. Gallery hours are Sunday 5-7pm, Monday-Thursday from 12noon-5pm, with extended hours on Wednesday until 7pm.

The University Art Museum is located in the CSULB Horn Center and is open Sunday-Thursday from 12noon-5pm, with extended hours on Wednesday until 8pm. Closed on Fridays and Saturdays and all CSULB holidays.

CSULB School of Art

Metals Group
Patricia Martin – Fiber
Courtney Brooke & Cyone Forrest – Drawing & Painting
Study Abroad Group Show

February 4-8
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

The Metals group exhibition includes work from both non-majors and seasoned BFA students representing the techniques developed and refined in the Metals and Jewelry program. Patricia Martin’s weavings incorporate scale and color to create different visual reads from close up and afar. Courtney Brooke and Cyone Forrest explore the essential role of play in art making through found objects, fibrous materials, paint, and drawing implements. The Study Abroad group exhibitions features photography and personal statements from CSULB students who have participated in Study Abroad international coursework.

CSULB School of Art

Rosas Group – Drawing & Painting
Penprase Group – Photography
Marina Vilhena – Art History
Christian Nunez & Daniel Barajas
Chunli Liu – Exchange Scholar

February 11-15
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

The Rosas group exhibition examines complex issues of identity through personal narratives and their relationship to the current social and cultural climate in Southern California. Jessica Penprase, Suzanne Mitchell, Norma Nava, and Nieves Rocha participate in a group Photography exhibition exploring femininity through culture, history, and experience. Art Historian Marina Vilhena presents an exhibition highlighting “Literatura de Cordel” woodcut prints, a popular art form from the state of Pernambuco in Northeastern Brazil. Christian Nunez and Daniel Barajas share oil paintings that delve into Mexican culture and its relationship to individuals living through hardship in California. Visiting Scholar Chunli Liu exhibits Chinese ink brush works and traditional Chinese painting techniques used for modern expression.

CSULB School of Art

Photography Special Studies
Crisselle Mendiola & Renato Bernal – Illustration
Erin O’Neill & Kiara Machado – Drawing & Painting
Barajas Group – Drawing & Painting

February 18-22
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Professor Kyle Riedel’s Special Studies in Photography Class presents a variety of topics and image formats in their group exhibition. Crisselle Mendiola and Renato Bernal share illustrations of their characters Bokboi and Bro-Mans. Erin O’Neill and Kiara Machado use oil paintings to explore issues of marginalized communities and conservative upbringing. The Barajas group exhibition focuses on the frailty of the human spirit with an emphasis on Latino culture.

CSULB School of Art

Kelly Campenella – Drawing & Painting
Katie Marshall Group
Yui Oshima & Ya Chu Hu – Graphic Design
Daniela Barbani, Caitlin Canchola, and Briana Stanley
Brooke Group – Drawing & Painting

February 25-March 1
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Kelly Campenella uses found furniture and painting to create a hybrid space of found and built furnishings to explore past homes, collective memories, and the stains left behind as proof. Katie Marshall organizes a showcase of work made by students in CSULB’s printmaking program and students in Katya McCulloch’s printmaking class at San Quentin State Prison. Yui Oshima and Ya Chu Hu present graphic design, painting, and printmaking unified by the theme of nature. Daniela Barbani, Caitlin Canchola, and Briana Stanley use painting and printmaking to open a conversation about their relationship with nature in a contemporary habitat. Courtney Brooke will curate a group show featuring abstract painting, exhibiting a variety of work from students in the Art 487 and Art 492 painting classes.

CSULB School of Art

Sculpture Group Exhibition
Felix Lacsina & Adrian Carrillo – Illustration
Ink 20, Printmaking
Amy Williams – Ceramics
Brooke Group – Drawing & Painting

March 4-8
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

The Sculpture group exhibition will include all sculpture BFA students and will be coordinated with a critique exchange with another art institution. Felix Lacsina and Adrian Carrillo investigate dark humor and narrative illustration using mixed media. Ink 20 features thematic prints created by School of Art students taking printmaking classes in spring 2018—theme TBD. Amy Williams presents a mixed media installation exploring concepts of entropy, the body, and subtlety.

CSULB School of Art

Advancement Group Exhibition – Graduate Studies
Christina Mott – Illustration
Kiara Machado and Tanya Flores Hodgson – Drawing & Painting
Emillie Palmer – BFA Sculpture

March 11-15
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

The MFA Advancement exhibition features varied work from advancing MFA candidates. Christina Mott uses sculptural elements and projections to create an ode to the heavens. Kiara Machado and Tanya Flores Hodgson exhibit large scale photography and painting that deal with intersecting concepts of immigration, cultural identity, feminism, and the impacts of imperialism and colonialism in Central America. In her BFA exhibition, Emillie Palmer explores concepts of temporality, corporeality, beauty, identity, containment, protection, morality, and mortality using visceral organic materials and performance as visual metaphors.

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Luis Casas – BFA Ceramics
Asia Roberge – Drawing & Painting
Christine Kim – BFA Metals
Nicholas O’Connell – BFA Sculpture
Sydney Quick – BFA Sculpture

March 18-22
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Luis Casas’s BFA exhibition features brightly colored large-scale ceramic sculptures that are outfitted with elastic and leather. Asia Roberge presents pencil and charcoal drawings, oil paintings, and rope sculpture exploring themes of body image and gender conventions within our patriarchal society. Christine Kim’s BFA exhibition investigates “home” and the dichotomy of being Korean-American through metal, glass, and 3D printed elements. In Sydney Quick’s BFA exhibition metal, concrete, and wood are used to complement their theme of using processes of construction in our fabricated world. Nicholas O’Connell’s BFA exhibition is a contemplation of the ends of pop or late-pop in a hyper commodified future using 3D printing and mold making.

Design Department

Interior Architecture Design Program

March 19-23
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery
Free Admission

School of Art

Tristan Esmino – BFA Sculpture
Narsiso Martinez – MFA Drawing & Painting
Elena Wolek – MFA Sculpture
Yimiao Liu – MFA Illustration
Fredrick Eck – MFA Drawing & Painting

April 1-5
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Tristan Esmino’s BFA exhibition expresses their navigation through Filipino-American queer identity using performance, projection, and sculpture. Narsiso Martinez’s MFA exhibition features drawings on produce boxes as a common ground for conversation between the rich and less fortunate—the work is based on Narsiso’s personal experience as a farm worker. Lena Wolek’s MFA exhibition features a long banquet-like table displaying a large selection of seductive and indulging ceramic desserts. Yimiao Liu’s MFA exhibition features a series of delicate pen-and-ink drawings that are from imagination and the artist’s experience as a young woman. Fredrick Eck’s MFA exhibition focuses on themes of people, perspective, and light inspired by everyday observations of Southern California and its rich surfing culture.

School of Art

Jake Gavino, MFA Graphic Design
David Toyoshima, MFA Graphic Design
Katarina Stiller, BFA Ceramics
Cora Hyungjung Kim
Vi Pham, MFA Animation

April 8-12
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Jake Gavino’s MFA exhibition uses packaging, photography and typography montages, and graphic murals to give light to the many overlooked contributions of Asian-Americans to United States society. David Toyoshima’s MFA exhibition tackles anti-Japanese-American and Asian-American racism in the United States through personal stories, both historically and in contemporary society using various graphic design techniques. Katarina Stiller’s BFA exhibition features ceramic wheel thrown sculpture exploring the relationship between craft and fine art ceramics. Cora Hyunjung Kim’s MFA exhibition addresses how people have been abusing animals to eat, wear, for product testing, and entertainment using animation, digital art, and drawing. Vi Pham’s MFA exhibition presents informative but playful gender identity themes using large vinyl prints and animation.

Design Department

Industrial Design Program

April 9-13
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery
Free Admission

School of Art

Annie Compean, MFA Drawing & Painting
Elena Roznovan, MFA Sculpture
Lisa Ikerd-Carradine, BFA Ceramics
Emily Barnett, MFA Printmaking
Ashley Shumaker, MFA Printmaking

April 15-21
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Jake Gavino’s MFA exhibition uses packaging, photography and typography montages, and graphic murals to give light to the many overlooked contributions of Asian-Americans to United States society. David Toyoshima’s MFA exhibition tackles anti-Japanese-American and Asian-American racism in the United States through personal stories, both historically and in contemporary society using various graphic design techniques. Katarina Stiller’s BFA exhibition features ceramic wheel thrown sculpture exploring the relationship between craft and fine art ceramics. Cora Hyunjung Kim’s MFA exhibition addresses how people have been abusing animals to eat, wear, for product testing, and entertainment using animation, digital art, and drawing. Vi Pham’s MFA exhibition presents informative but playful gender identity themes using large vinyl prints and animation.

School of Art

Illustration & Animation BFA Group Exhibition

April 22-26

The Illustration & Animation BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Illustration and Animation BFA students.

School of Art

Drawing & Painting BFA Group Exhibition
Printmaking BFA Group Exhibition

April 29-May 3
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

The Drawing and Painting BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Drawing and Painting BFA students. The Printmaking BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Printmaking BFA students.

Design Department

Industrial Design Program BA Senior Show

April 30-May 3
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery and Design 112
Free Admission

School of Art

Tony Baker, BFA Ceramics
Ingrid Gonzalez, BFA Wood
Photography BFA Group Exhibition

May 6-10
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Tony Baker’s BFA exhibition is a large-scale ceramic sculpture installation consisting of multiple ceramic works stacked and pieced together. Ingrid Gonzalez’s BFA exhibition features a body of handmade, mixed media objects that explore traditional craft processes of making related to labor, motion, and the artist’s body. The Photography BFA group exhibition features work from graduating Photography BFA students.

School of Art

Ariel Maldonado, BFA Ceramics
Cortnee Brush, BFA Sculpture
David Ohlinger, BFA Ceramics
Mary Cruz, BFA Fiber
Beatriz Santana, BFA

Sculpture May 13-17
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Ariel Maldonado’s BFA exhibition transforms the gallery space into a cave-like creation using suspended ceramic works. Cortnee Brush’s BFA exhibition explores the body and the erotic using video art and sculpture. David Ohlinger’s BFA exhibition features contemporary organic forms made from slip cast porcelain. Mary Cruz’s BFA exhibition displays woven figures in a supernatural scenario. Beatriz Santana’s BFA exhibition explore abstraction, particularly as a result of attempting to control the uncontrollable.

Design Department 

Senior Show

May 22-25
Duncan Anderson Design Gallery and Design 112
Free Admission