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MILJOHN RUPERTO

Department of Art
Graduate Art Lecture Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Miljohn Ruperto
Friday, May 22, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Miljohn Ruperto was born in 1971 in Manila, Philippines, and lives and works in Los Angeles.  He received a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999, and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2002.  His work has been exhibited at several venues, notably at the Whitney Biennial in 2014 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and in Made in L.A. 2012 at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Free and open to the public. This event is part of the UCI Department of Art Lecture Series.  The Series is designed to be an opportunity for the UCI community to engage in dialogue with guest artists from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in the field of


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A LECTURE BY MILJOHN RUPERTO

Department of Art
Graduate Art Lecture Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Miljohn Ruperto
Friday, May 22, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Miljohn Ruperto was born in 1971 in Manila, Philippines, and lives and works in Los Angeles.  He received a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999, and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2002.  His work has been exhibited at several venues, notably at the Whitney Biennial in 2014 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and in Made in L.A. 2012 at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Free and open to the public. This event is part of the UCI Department of Art Lecture Series.  The Series is designed to be an opportunity for the UCI community to engage in dialogue with guest artists from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in the field of


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JIMENEZ LAI

Department of Art
Graduate Lecture Art Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Jimenez Lai
Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Bureau Spectacular is an operation of architectural affairs founded and led by Jimenez Lai since 2008. Jimenez is a faculty member at UCLA and taught at University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Jimenez Lai lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including OMA. In the past years, Lai built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the


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A LECTURE BY JIMENEZ LAI

Department of Art
Graduate Lecture Art Series (GALS) presents
A Lecture by Jimenez Lai
Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Bureau Spectacular is an operation of architectural affairs founded and led by Jimenez Lai since 2008. Jimenez is a faculty member at UCLA and taught at University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Jimenez Lai lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including OMA. In the past years, Lai built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the


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ERIKA VOGT

Department of Art
Visiting Artists Lecture Series (VALS) presents
A Lecture by Erika Vogt
Monday, January 26, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Working in video, sculpture, drawing, and installation, Erika Vogt engages in a conceptual investigation of different image-making processes. This is formalized through the layering of images, materials, and media. In her video works, Vogt layers analog and digital technologies that encompass animated sequences of found and drawn imagery. The works suggest loose narratives which manifest through performances by other artists and friends. Vogt's invented characters often perform repetitive, quasi-ritualistic gestures with objects that are emblematic of their roles in the film or suggestive of the work's overall narrative.

Vogt’s work resists any fixed singular reading. The drawings combine elements of improvisation, note-taking, and visual puns. The objects and sculptural works


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A LECTURE BY ERIKA VOGT

Department of Art
Visiting Artists Lecture Series (VALS) presents
A Lecture by Erika Vogt
Monday, January 26, 2015 | 12pm
Contemporary Arts Center Colloquium Room (CAC 3201)

Working in video, sculpture, drawing, and installation, Erika Vogt engages in a conceptual investigation of different image-making processes. This is formalized through the layering of images, materials, and media. In her video works, Vogt layers analog and digital technologies that encompass animated sequences of found and drawn imagery. The works suggest loose narratives which manifest through performances by other artists and friends. Vogt's invented characters often perform repetitive, quasi-ritualistic gestures with objects that are emblematic of their roles in the film or suggestive of the work's overall narrative.

Vogt’s work resists any fixed singular reading. The drawings combine elements of improvisation, note-taking, and visual puns. The objects and sculptural works


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MFA Graudate Applications for Fall 2017 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)

MFA in Art

The graduate program offers a 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 rigorous 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 leading research university with


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A Gift of Art, Works by Artists Kevin Appel, Barbara T. Smith, Bruce Yonemoto, Liat Yossifor

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Department of Art is pleased to present a unique opportunity to support its programs and collaborative projects with a collection of prints by artists Kevin Appel, Barbara T. Smith, Bruce Yonemoto, and Liat Yossifor.  With your generous donation, you will receive one or more of the four prints, as a gift from the Department of Art.  Each print is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authentication.

The framed prints will be on display in the Department of Art administrative office on the top floor of the Art Culture & Technology building. We welcome you to visit the department to view the prints.  For directions, please see: http://studioart.arts.uci.edu/map-directions.

Please see the detailed information below to learn how to donate to the Department of Art, and to learn about each artist and their respective artwork. 

GIFT AMOUNTS

With your


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ED MOSES: CROSS-SECTION

ED MOSES: CROSS-SECTION
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 2 PM - 5 PM
Exhibition Dates: October 11, 2014 - December 13, 2014

The University Art Galleries (UAG) will mount a solo exhibition of paintings by Ed Moses, utilizing all three galleries and featuring works from the 1970s to the present. Cross-Section will trace the common thematic thread binding Moses's prolific and continuous act of exploration. In so doing, the philosophical continuity of the artist's disparate visual strategies will be framed, strategies the artist has repeated and contradicted, as his investigation into the painted form has changed direction or reversed course over the past five decades. The curatorial perspective, in turn, will provide a rhizomatic framework to Moses's oeuvre – a genealogy of these strategies – in place of the conventional, chronological account typically used by institutions to situate an artist's work within historical


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GRADUATE ALUMNUS AMIR NIKRAVAN, SOLO EXHIBITION AT VARIOUS SMALL FIRES

Merge Visible
Amir Nikravan (MFA 2011)
Various Small Fires (VSP)
Exhibition Dates: October 9, 2014 - November 8, 2014

VSF is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition of the Los Angeles-based painter Amir
Nikravan. Despite their impasto appearance, Nikravan’s work fuses the logic of painting, photography,
and sculpture onto one deceptively flat plane. Using negative space to create a positive represen-
tation of an image/object, he produces photorealistic ‘still life’ paintings of paintings that ultimately
question the legacy of art and objecthood.

Taking its title from the Photoshop command that collapses all visible layers into one conglomerate
layer, Merge Visible features paintings that are constructed through the physical enactment of this
directive. Materials ranging from paint to rocks are built up in layers via repetitive gestures until a
temporary sculpture emerges. The


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