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Congratulations to UCI alum and faculty on CCF fellowships!

Congratulations to UCI alums Shagha Ariannia,Maura Brewer, Aaron Sandnes, Samira Yamin, and UCI Professor Amanda Ross-Ho on receiving this year’s fellowships for Visual Artists!


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“The Warplands” Solo Exhibition Featuring the Latest Work by Cauleen Smith

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UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS “THE WARPLANDS” SOLO EXHIBITION FEATURING THE LATEST WORK BY CAULEEN SMITH

IRVINE, Calif. (December 20, 2016) -- The University Art Gallery (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is proud to present The Warplands, Cauleen Smith. The solo exhibition will open Saturday, January 14, 2017 with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, March 25, 2017. 

How – right now, today – can we care for U.S. everyday social life? This exhibition combines two areas of recent work by filmmaker Cauleen Smith. A film drawn from Smith’s research on the influence of the music and life of Alice Coltrane (1937-2007), with recordings from signal Coltrane compositions, joins three works drawn from an area of Smith's work best
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BODY OF KNOWLEDGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCEProfessor Simon Penny Directs a Groundbreaking International Conference Featuring World Renowned Scholars in Embodied Cognition and the Arts
 

IRVINE, Calif. – The University of California, Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) will host the Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts December 8 – 10, 2016. The conference will bring world leaders in this new field together for the first time to focus on the relevance of contemporary cognitive science to our understanding of arts practices. The conference is directed by Simon Penny, Professor of Art in the Department of Art at CTSA. There will be seven keynote speakers, over 60 paper presenters from across the globe, addressing issues in music, drama, dance, media arts, plastic arts, HCI, design and pedagogy, along with theoretical and philosophical matters. Also, the event includes workshops, a performance program and
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Joe Lewis in Solo Exhibition at The Lodge

Professor of Art Joe Lewis is in a solo exhibition, Mutant Monkey Business, at The Lodge in Los Angeles. The exhibition runs from November 8-15, 2016. LINK.


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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House 2016

 

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House Presents a Backstage View to a World of Talent

EVENT:
Celebrate the Arts at the annual Trevor School Open House! The event is a rich palette of performances, which showcase the talents of the students and faculty. Art exhibitions, musical concerts, dance performances, dress rehearsals and more take place in various venues. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the productions as you tour practice and performance spaces. It is an exhilarating evening of food and festivities throughout our Arts campus. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN/WHERE:
5:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, October 27, on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus. Mesa Parking Structure Parking Lot (grid D3 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/
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Four major gallery exhibitions open at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

 

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Four major gallery exhibitions open at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

EVENT:
The Beall Center for Art + Technology along with the University Art Galleries (UAG) present four major exhibitions in all four galleries. The opening reception with the artists will take place from 2 – 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

WHEN/WHERE:
2 – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 1, on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus. Mesa Parking Structure Parking Lot (grid D3 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_15_map_campus.pdf)
Media planning to attend should contact Jaime DeJong at 949-824-2189 or jdejong@uci.edu. Attendance and parking are complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.

HIGHLIGHTS:
2 p.m.

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Amanda Ross-Ho Joins UC Irvine Department of Art

The Department of Art is very pleased to announce the newest addition to the faculty, Amanda Ross-Ho.

Amanda Ross-Ho is a remarkably diverse artist whose sculptural explorations and investigations into photography and the cultural circulation of images seek to expand how we experience visual information. Ranging from sculpture, photography, painting, collage and installation, her work mines the material culture of the artist’s studio as a fertile site for generative processes..., and cultivates carefully articulated poetic environments as sites of public display.

Ross-Ho’s exceptional international exhibition record includes solo exhibitions in highly respected venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Visual Arts Center at University of Texas
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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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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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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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