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MFA Applicants for Fall 2017 Admission Now Open

Call for Applications

MFA in Art (application deadline January 15)

MFA in Art with a Concentration in Critical & Curatorial Studies (application deadline March 1)

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MFA in Art

The graduate program offers a generously-funded and rigorous interdisciplinary study environment in the visual arts. The program provides a thorough and intensive professional training for students wishing to pursue careers in the field of contemporary art, and emphasizes experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to art making, while also providing a solid grounding in various disciplinary mediums and post-studio practices. Students undergo a course of study combining seminars, intensive critique courses, and independent study. The university is an unparalleled resource in all disciplines of research for artists to enhance their practice. Students may take advantage of the academic excellence UCI provides as a
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Sharon Hayes presents AFTER BEFORE at UCI’s Room Gallery

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SHARON HAYES PRESENTS HER SOLO EXHIBITION ENTITLED AFTER BEFORE AT UCI’S ROOM GALLERY

IRVINE, Calif. (September 1, 2016) -- The University Art Gallery (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is proud to present – for the second time – the inaugural exhibition of our Critical Aesthetics Program Sharon Hayes’ After Before curated by UAG Director Juli Carson. The exhibition will open Saturday, October 1 in the Room Gallery with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, December 10, 2016. 

Commissioned as the first exhibition in the UAG’s Critical Aesthetics Program, Hayes’s After Before constructed a quasi-fictional, quasi-documentary multi-channel film, in which two figures interview people on the streets of New York City throughout the month of September
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UAG’S Emerging Artist Series Presents Jessica Chastain, Three Filmic Works by Maura Brewer

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UAG’S EMERGING ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS JESSICA CHASTAIN, THREE FILMIC WORKS BY MAURA BREWER

IRVINE, Calif. (September 1, 2016) -- The University Art Galleries (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is proud to present Jessica Chastain by MFA alum Maura Brewer and curated by UAG Director Juli Carson. The exhibition will be presented in the University Art Gallery opening Saturday, October 1 with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, December 10, 2016. 

The latest in the UAG’s Emerging Artist Series, the exhibition includes three filmic works by Maura Brewer, produced between 2014 and 2016. Each work takes as its site a recent film by the actress Jessica Chastain, starting with Zero Dark Thirty in 2012, followed by Interstellar
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Bryan Jackson Organized Film Project for At-Risk High School Students

The Kant Institute and the Department of Digital Filmmaking collaborated on the film project Hidden Hallway Stories. The project was designed to promote storytelling and filmmaking with at-risk high school students in the community. The Hidden Hallway Stories was implemented by Lecturer of Art Byran Jackson and Digital Filmmaking Lab Manager David Rincon, and organized in part by alumni Andrew McNeely (MFA 2016). LINK. 


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Solo Exhibition “On This Island” Featuring New Film by Rosalind Nashashibi

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UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS SOLO EXHIBITION “ON THIS ISLAND” FEATURING A NEW FILM BY ROSALIND NASHASHIBI

IRVINE, Calif. (August 25, 2016) -- The University Art Galleries (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is proud to present On This Island, a solo exhibition by Rosalind Nashashibi, curated by UAG Associate Director Allyson Unzicker. The exhibition will open at the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery on Saturday, October 1 with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, December 10, 2016. 

Nashashibi’s films challenge perceptions that form around closed communities and the parallel realities that form within them. The exhibition consists of two films including her most recent Electrical Gaza, presented on the west coast for
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Joe Lewis Writes Introduction for 'Marching Bands'

Professor of Art Joe Lewis wrote the historical introduction for the book, Marching Bands, by Jules Allen. The book is made up of 96 images and illustrates marching bands as a modern art form. 

 


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Stephen Barker named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

 

Stephen Barker to serve as dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In interim role, he fostered faculty diversity, arts/sciences collaboration and outreach.

Irvine, Calif., July 5, 2016 – Drama professor Stephen Barker has been appointed dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. Serving as interim dean since September 2014, Barker has ushered the school into a new era of excellence, fostering faculty diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration between arts and sciences and working diligently to ensure that UCI continues to be a hub of Orange County arts and culture.

“I’m very pleased to be able to make this announcement,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman. “Stephen Barker really understands the university’s role in preparing our students for success in their chosen fields; in engaging the community in our dramatic, musical and visual arts; and in helping to introduce our students to the
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Joseph Lewis Served as Juror for 52nd Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition

Professor of Art Joseph Lewis served as juror for the 52nd Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition. The Exhibition showcased 263 works of art by artists from Southern California. He awarded first, second and third place winners in the categories of painting/mixed media, photography and sculpture.

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Deborah Oliver Curated Show at the LACE Gallery

Continuing Lecturer of Art Deborah Oliver curated the show Irrational Exhibits 9 at the LACE Gallery in Los Angeles. The show includes performances, installations and videos and features work from UCI Alumni Flora Kao (MFA 2012), Juan Meneses (BA 2015), and Bradford Chan Prairie (BA 2016). Irrational Exhibits 9 is a one night live art exhibition opening on June 8, 2016. LINK.


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Simon Leung Interviewed in ArtForum Magazine

Professor of Art Simon Leung was interviewed in ArtForum Magazine for his film War After War. The film is included in the Routine Pleasures exhibition which opens May 25, 2016 at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, CA.

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